Keep Your Eye Upon the Scale
A documentary by Tom Hansell and Patricia Beaver, Appalachian State University, and Angela Wiley
Overview: Keep Your Eye upon the Scale is a documentary collaboratively produced by Tom Hansell, Patricia Beaver, and Angela Wiley. This short video features previously unpublished footage recorded by Helen Lewis, John Gaventa, and Richard Greatrex as part of their project to document the cultures of Appalachian and Welsh mining communities in the 1970s. Featured performers include Appalachians Rich Kirby and The Strange Creek Singers, as well as Welsh male choir Cor Meibion Onllwyn.
Soundings is a new series of interdisciplinary, multimedia publications that use historical, ethnographic, musicological, and documentary methods to map and explore southern musics and related practices. This series is guest edited by Grace Elizabeth Hale, Commonwealth Chair of American Studies, professor of history, and director of the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia.