Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie (1922-2015) *92

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Jean Ritchie was an American folk music singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player. Jean Ritchie was born to Abigail (née Hall) and Balis W. Ritchie of Viper, an unincorporated community in Perry County in the Cumberland Mountains of south eastern Kentucky. The Ritchies of Perry County were one of the two "great ballad-singing families" of Kentucky celebrated among folk song scholars (the other was the Combs family of adjacent Knott County, whose repertoire formed the basis of a the first scholarly work on the British ballads in America, a doctoral thesis by Professor Josiah Combs of Berea College for the Sorbonne University published in Paris in 1925.) In 1917, the great collector Cecil Sharp collected songs from Jean's older sisters Una and May. Many of the Ritchies attended the Hindman Settlement School, a folk school, where people were encouraged to cherish their own backgrounds and where Sharp also found many of his songs. Jean's father Balis had printed up a book of old songs entitled Lovers' Melodies, and music making was an important activity in the Ritchie home.

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Day of Birth: Friday
Time of Birth: unknown
Zodiac / Star Sign: Saggitarius
Place of birth: United States (us)
Birth Anniversary:  in 172 days
Time since birth: 37084 days = 102 years
Death of Jean Ritchie
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Day of Death: Monday
Time of death: unknown
Died at Age: 92 years
Place of death: United States (us)
Death Anniversary:  in 347 days
Time since death: 3306 days = 9 years

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Sex: female
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Days of Life: 33778 days = 92 years
Time since death: 3306 days = 9 years

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