Music Unites Morgan County
I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t a part of our community. If someone in a household didn’t play an instrument or sing in harmony, there were neighbors who did. There was never a gathering of family and friends that didn’t include music.
Our Appalachian folk music developed its characteristic sounds over several centuries of those who settled here - the earliest settlers being Anglo-Celtic: English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh. As Morgan County’s population began to increase beyond the county’s first settlers, the colony of Wartburg reflected growth with German and Swiss immigrants between 1845 and 1855.