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Win ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ book about Appalachian roots music

Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr’s “Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia” (UNC Press, $39.95) tells the story spanning 400 years of how the music of Scotland and Ireland moved to the Southern Appalachians.

The book has illustrations and sidebars highlighting important figures, songs and instruments of roots music, as well as a CD featuring 20 songs from artists such as Pete Seeger, Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Jean Ritchie and Sheila Kay Adams.

If you’d like to win “Wayfaring Stranger,” send an email to by midnight Tuesday (Sept. 27) and include your mailing address. Please put “Stranger” in the subject line of your email to be included in the random drawing. Only the winner will be notified.