Appalachian Ensemble set to perform

Appalachian Ensemble

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College’s Appalachian Ensemble will perform the Brown Bag Concert at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at The Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble, a student performance group led by String Band Director Emily Miller and Dance Director William Roboski, is dedicated to bringing live traditional music and dance to audiences in West Virginia and beyond. Composed entirely of students attending D&E, the group features an acoustic string band (fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin) and a team of dancers with a diverse range of expertise.

The group focuses on the intersections of different American vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old-time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nos dance, body percussion and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing. The performances include a variety of regional dance styles, contemporary choreography, and a selection of traditional songs and tunes.

“Performing with Appalachian Ensemble is like building a community — not just among the dancers and musicians, but also across the region. In return, we are gifted with new tunes, dance steps, stories and friendships,” Roboski said.

For additional information contact the RCCAC, 304-637-2355, or visit our website: