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Policies, Preservation & Promotion: Connemara & Appalachia: A Comparative Study of Two Intangible Heritage Cultures, Connemara, Ireland and Appalachia, U. S. A. by Anna Aspell

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This book consists of the dissertation submitted by Anna Aspell for a degree at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in her native Ireland. Aspell studied at Western Carolina University as well as Galway-Mayo and limited her study to the story-telling and music traditions of Jackson County, North Carolina and the Connemara District in Western Ireland. At the end of the dissertation she includes an interview with Leo Hallisay, the Director of the Connemara Environmental Educational and Cultural Center in Letterfrack, Ireland, and Scott Philyaw, the Director of the Mountain Heritage Center in Cullowhee, North Carolina, along with the late Jim Wayne Miller’s poem, “The Mountaineer Losing Touch with his Traditions.”

Beau Bassin, Mauritius; LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2017. 60 pages with a bibliography and appendices. Trade paperback