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old-time music

Music from the rural American south that was based in an oral tradition from English, Scottish and Irish roots. This music was typically performed by groups of string instruments such as fiddles, hammer dulcimers, banjos, guitars and string bass or washtub bass. The performers of old-time music were unschooled in their playing and singing and the music was a mix of secular and sacred songs performed from an oral traditi