Singing on the Land is a virtual music project that celebrates stories and historic sites across North Carolina through the voices of North Carolina musicians. In this installment, renowned fiddler Jimmy Vipperman performs the traditional tune “Soldier’s Joy” at Horne Creek Farm. Watch an interview with “Vip” after the performance, as he explains his family’s connection to this song, the genesis of the TAPS program for young musicians, and why he learned the fiddle by ear.
Developed by North Carolina State Historic Sites and Properties in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and Come Hear NC, each installment of the series will highlight one of North Carolina’s 27 state designated historic sites. Each episode of Singing on the Land will feature a single-song acoustic performance by a North Carolina musician(s) paired with short interviews and environmental footage of the site’s landscape and landmarks. (Find out more.)