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Volume 41, Number 3


On the Cover: Dancers at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival, Clifftop, Summer 2015. Photograph by Steve Brightwell.

Published by the
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA

Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor

Kay Goodwin, Secretary
Department of Education and the Arts

Randall Reid-Smith, Commissioner
Division of Culture and History

Stan Bumgardner, Editor

Kim Johnson,
Editorial Assistant

Karin Kercheval Design
Publication Design

Fall 2015

2 From the Editor
4 Current Programs • Events • Publications
8 GOLDENSEAL Good-Byes
10 The More You Dance, the Better You Feel:
A Journey Along the Mountain Dance Trail
By Becky Hill
18 “Once that all Clicks, You Can
Really Put it on the Dance Floor:
An Interview with Square Dance Caller Bill Ohse
By Becky Hill
22 Riding on that New River Train
By Margaret Moore Meador
33 Margaret Moore Meador History
By Michael Meador
34 My First Flight
By Steve Weaver
38 Vandalia Award Recipient Ken Sullivan
By John Lilly
46 Really Fine People:
O’Hurley’s Home to Sweet Music
By Carl E. Feather
56 Instilling a Passion for Music:
The 1970s in Wood County Schools
By Deborah McHenry Ross
61 Promoting Music in West Virginia Schools
WHAW’s Swap Shop
By John Lilly
62 Apple Heritage
By Leona Brown
66 New Books Available
By Stan Bumgardner
68 West Virginia Back Roads
Heart of the Town
By Carl E. Feather
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