Singer, storyteller starts off folk festival

Tim Lynch will lead off the 2011 Franklin Folk Festival at 9 a.m. on July 16 at the downtown gazebo stage in Franklin.

Lynch is the leader of the Tallahassee-based band Sojourn and has played for decades in Florida. Sojourn has a newly released CD titled Lilting Banshee that will be for sale and the proceeds will be donated to REACH of Macon County.

Lynch specializes in traditional Appalachian and other American roots and Celtic music and storytelling. He sings and plays the guitar, mandolin, dulcimers, banjo, mandolin and bouzouki and will often be joined by musical friends.

Lynch has played at the Franklin Taste of Scotland and Franklin Folk Festival and hosted the festival’s jamming tent over the past few years. He again will be playing and serve as one of the 2011 Taste of Scotland Festival.

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