Folklife from Home: The Pressley Girls

NC Folklife Institute

The North Carolina Folklife Institute recently featured the girls on their Youtube channel.

During the video the girls offer examples of three different types of Appalachian music: gospel, fiddle tunes, and traditional songs that have been passed down through the generations.

I hope you enjoyed the video! The girls are honored to be part of the NC Folklife Institute’s series Folklife from Home.

If you’d like to pick up a cd of from the Pressley Girls go here.


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    James Obenchain
    November 13, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    See if you can get the girls to sing Mountain Lady
    by Anita Carter it’s on her Applachain Lady album its on You Tube Do a Google search . It”s there many times I think it wouid be a good fit for them. e-mail if You need to.

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    lynn legge
    November 12, 2020 at 1:10 am

    i sure love those beautiful young ladies….with voices of angels…i love all the songs…cant pick one over the other
    thank you for playing such soothing to the soul music in this troubled time. sending love to you all…..many blessings to you this thanksgiving..we will be in our own home, as my immune system is bad from my hospital stay….sending ladybug hugs and love

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    November 10, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Enjoyed so much 🙂

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    Jenny De Armond
    November 10, 2020 at 4:09 pm


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    Jan Arthur
    November 9, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    I know you are so proud of these girls!! They are excellent musicians and sing beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this video and sent it to my girls who are also talented singers. (I wish they had practiced piano and violin when they were younger! They were interested, just not enough to practice!)

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    Don Byers
    November 8, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    They deserve recognition….they are very talented and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their mission of carrying on folk music of the mountains..

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    November 8, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    It was so wonderful to see your dear girls featured! I enjoyed this so much today. Much love and many blessings to all of you from us.

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    Kenneth Ryan
    November 8, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Two very beautiful and talented girls! I enjoyed the video very much.

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    November 8, 2020 at 10:29 am

    This was so uplifting. “In the Garden” is one of my favorite hymns, and it brought tears to my eyes. They are talented young ladies! This blog is a real day-brightener!

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    Garland Davis
    November 8, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Thoroughly enjoyed that!

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    Allison B
    November 8, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Very much enjoyed hearing the girls talk, and music this morning!

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    November 8, 2020 at 10:14 am

    They are beautiful and talented young ladies. I read your blog every day and enjoy it all.I live in upper East Tennessee. Thank you all! Great job

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    November 8, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Me and my 6 year old daughter are watching this morning and love it! She calls In the Garden the Andy song…Andy walks with me Andy talks with me. Haha. Your family is such a blessing to us

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    November 8, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Lovely way to start off this Sunday morning.
    The Pressly girls are a pleasure to listen to.
    Would love to see them have more music videos.
    Watched an Amazon prime Movie last night called”‘Mountain Minor’. The storyline and music is pure applichian.

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    Ron Stephens
    November 8, 2020 at 7:58 am

    I needed those clear young voices this morning and those smiling chinkapin eyes. Lovely. Thanks ladies and congratulations on being featured in Folklife.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 8, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Good job! I’m so very proud of my granddaughters. Their talent speaks for itself and they are carrying on the long family tradition of of music. Sometimes when I hear them sing and play I think of Pap and how proud he would be that they are carrying on his tradition and love for our folk music!

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