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Folk music concert Nov. 2

Throughout the fall at Georgia Southern University, a number of lectures, discussions, workshops and concerts are focusing on the seven Celtic nations and the larger topic of regionalism among those nations.

The Seven Nations Series continues on Thursday, Nov. 2, when Jean-Paul Carton, professor of French at the University, and his wife, Dominique, perform a folk music concert, which opens National French Week at Georgia Southern. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. in the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building, room 2911.

The couple uses a range of instruments including button accordion, fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, mandolin and guitar. They will also explore the evolution of folk music in the varied regions of France and will demonstrate how French musical traditions spread to Quebec, Canada, and Louisiana.

Admission free and reservations are not required.

The events are sponsored by the Campus Life Enrichment Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Department of Communication Arts, Department of Foreign Languages, Department of History, Department of Music, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Center for International Studies, Center for Irish Studies, Southern Coastal Humanities Consortium, John Humma Cinema Arts Program, European Union Certificate Program and the Religious Studies Program.

To learn more about the Seven Nations Series, go to http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/irish/celtic/.

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