Update 12/12/2014: And our 5th and final winner is J. Ihasz in New Hampshire. Congratulations!
Update 12/11/2014: Winners have been drawn! Thanks, everyone, for signing up. We’ve got more good stuff on the way. I’m still waiting to hear back from one winner, but so far our winners include:
L. Foster in Mississippi, A. Mitchell in Maryland, C. Panke in Indiana, and T. Williams in Mississippi. Congrats, all!
Congratulations to Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr, whose book Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia is a New York Times Bestseller!!
To celebrate, the UNC Press is giving away 5 signed copies of Wayfaring Strangers to subscribers of our monthly e-newsletter. To register, just enter your email address, then choose which subject areas most interest you. We will draw 5 winners from among the names on our Music, Travel, and Appalachian Studies subscriber lists, so be sure to register for one (or more!) of those lists in order to qualify.
The drawing will be held Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Winners will be selected from subscribers of each of the mailing lists in the above categories and will be notified by email. We will update this post once we’ve gotten in touch with the winners. Good luck![Rest assured: We do not sell or share our email lists. We send e-mails to announce new books and to offer special discounts. You only get book news about subject areas that interest you.]
“[Ritchie and Orr] strike all the right chords in this pleasantly tuneful survey of the history of the evolution of Scottish music in Appalachia.”—Publishers Weekly
“Non-musicians will have no trouble appreciating this work’s context, and even those well versed in the subject will find new insights here.”—Library Journal
“Filled with maps, woodcuts, paintings, and photographs of impossibly picturesque Scottish and Irish locales, the book is a treasure trove of imagery and information. Music lovers, prepare to be transported.”—BookPage
“A readable and epic tale tracing the flow of Scottish music. . . . [Ritchie and Orr] tell a story remarkable for its breadth and depth, conveying the drama of Scottish emigration via Ulster to Appalachia, by a people who clung to the music and song they held dear, and bequeathed it to America.”—Scottish Life Magazine
“Represents an extraordinary feat of research, together with copious interview material. . . . A joy to read from cover to cover, it also rewards just dipping in and out.”—fRoots
“Except for my family, there is nothing I love more than being a part of the ‘living tradition’ captured in this book.”—Rosanne Cash