Video Oral History Project takes a cruise

IBMMThe International Bluegrass Music Museum is taking their Video Oral History Project (VOHP) to the high seas this summer. The VOHP is a series of film documentaries about first generation bluegrass musicians. The films will be shown and hosted by Fletcher Bright, the museum’s national chairman, onboard the Carnival cruise ship Victory from May 28 through June 2, 2007 as part of the Bluegrass Jamming Cruise.

The cruise is being put together by the IBMM, Carnival Cruise Lines,, WAMU,, Caybe Consulting, and bluegrass artist Abigail Moore. The ship sails from Charleston, SC to Nassau, Bahamas and then back again.

Events on the cruise include the screening of the VOHP films, instrument workshops, private lessons, and live shows. Instructors/performers for the cruise include:

  • Jimmy Heffernan: dobro
  • Abigail Moore: fiddle
  • Tony Brewer: guitar and mandolin
  • Cheryl Chunn: fiddle
  • Dennis Bottoms: banjo
  • Fletcher Bright: fiddle

Also onboard will be Russ and Becky Jeffers from the Grand Ole Opry, Alex Leach from WDVX-Knoxville, and Daniel Boner who teaches in the ETSU music program.
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