A tribute to Gilmer County ballad singer Phyllis Marks, who passed away June 22, 2019, at the age of 92.
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Textile Artist Susan Feller on the McDonald Sisters of Gilmer County
Words and photos by Susan Feller My upbringing in the 1950s and 60s rural Appalachians, where I earned Girl Scout badges and was taught handwork by generations of women, were the experiences that influenced my craft work and historical research. When I learned how to pull wool fabric loops through a loose weave backing– rug…
“I Think That the Women Made the Folk Songs”: Phyllis Marks in Concert
On September 8, 2016 we hosted our first West Virginia Folklife Program concert on the patio of the West Virginia Humanities Council, with a performance by 89 year-old Gilmer County ballad singer Phyllis Marks.
West Virginia Folklife Presents Phyllis Marks
Please join us at the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House, West Virginia Humanities Council headquarters in Charleston on September 8th from 5:30-7:30 for a concert by esteemed Gilmer County ballad singer Phyllis Marks.