Film, Video The Beehive Band

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The Beehive Band
The Beehive Band performs traditional Mormon string band music from Utah, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Event Date
April 24, 2008
-  The Beehive Band performs hymns, songs and fiddle tunes of the Utah pioneers, emphasizing primarily the initial period of the Mormon migration west (1847 - 1869), or the period before the railroad came to Utah. Many of the early converts to Mormonism came from Europe and brought with them their own cultures. Early Utah traditional music became a collage of many styles and cultures, with the glue being the common religious experience. The traditional dance music often included tunes of Scandinavian, Scottish, Irish, English and Welsh origin. It was typically played on the fiddle and accompanied by the organ, cello, bowed bass, wooden flute and accordion. The songs had their roots in old ballads and early hymnody (west gallery and shape note singing). The members of the Beehive Band all have roots that tie them to the early Utah pioneers. They have played traditional musics together for well over 30 years.
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Running Time
1 hours 6 minutes 2 seconds
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