Jim and Cindy Bean first met singing Sacred Harp music. Begun in colonial New England, the music is known for its powerful harmonies. It remained alive in the South where Jim and Cindy have travelled to sing with traditional singers in Alabama. Sacred Harp has enjoyed a resurgence throughout the country and there are now singings in most states. The Beans, Cindy & Jim Bean and Steve Suwold, together with other Sacred Harp singers, will lead the Festival’s Sunday workshop which is open to all who want to sing or listen.
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