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Gathering of Ancient Sounds

Story and photography by Liz Lyons

The third annual Gathering of Ancient Sounds took place on the lawns of the Ramsey House Plantation recently. This celebration of Celtic and Appalachian music celebrates the sounds of our East Tennessee ancestors. The main attraction for this event is the music, but the celebration of history didn’t stop there.

Demonstrations were planned throughout the afternoon from the Lakin Farm Sheep Herders, the East TN Scottish Country Dancers and the Knoxville Gaelic Athletic Club. Members of the 18th Century Historic Foodways were on site with their displays of typical wares and clothing of the 18th century. Beverages were provided by Fanatic Brewing. All of the proceeds from this event benefit the Historic Ramsey House Plantation whose goal is to educate, preserve and interpret the history and cultural life of early Tennessee and the important role of the Ramsey Family.

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