Heritage Festival

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The Augusta Heritage Center at Davis and Elkins College has been recording the state's folk singers for years. One of them is Phyllis Marks, who sings songs she learned as a girl. Some of them date back to 12th century England. Marks is one of just a handful of West Virginia ballad singers who still carry these songs in their heads, so the center also pairs singers like Marks with younger singers to pass on the tradition. Dan Heyman of West Virginia Public Radio reports.



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