Flagg Mountain to host special “Birds, Beats and Bach” event

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Haleigh Black and Davis Little will prove beautiful entertainment for the event on Flagg Mountain. (National Audubon Society)

It’s hard for Flagg Mountain to get any more beautiful than it already is, but on September 24, it’s going to be. “Birds, Beats and Bach” is a special program showcasing local musicians, as well as the the natural history and ecology of Alabama’s “first mountain.”

“Birds, Beats and Bach” features local musicians + experts

“Birds, Beats and Bach” has an impressive lineup of both local performers and natural history experts.

  • Haleigh Black + David Little: This acoustic guitar and violin duo, whose music is inspired by diverse musical genres and cultures, recently returned from being on tour in Scotland and Ireland.
  • Iron Giant: Based in Birmingham, this contemporary music collective features multi-instrumentalists Sam Herman, Betty Huffman, Seth Noble and Justice Wallace, who have an eclectic style incorporating chamber music, ambient, post-rock and meditative improvisation.
  • Meg Ford: A graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Art and Birmingham Southern College (with a major in Music Composition), this Birmingham native is an incredibly talented, classically-trained violinist. She has worked with Alabama Audubon and WILD Alabama and currently serves with the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

In addition, “Birds, Beats and Bach” will feature experts from Alabama Audubon, the Alabama Trails Foundation and the Alabama Forestry Commission.

  • R. Scot Duncan: Executive director of Alabama Audubon; author of Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity, an award-winning book that explores and celebrates the state’s remarkable environment and diversity
  • Andrew Lydeard: Programs coordinator at Alabama Audubon; naturalist, ecologist and biologist; avid nature photographer whose work can be seen at Andrew’s Bird Club

They’ll be on hand at the event to share about the natural history of the mountain and Eastern Alabama, including Montane longleaf pines and the mountain’s diverse bird and plant species.

Flagg Mountain will be the beautiful venue for the event

Flagg Mountain Event Birds Beats And Bach
Flagg Mountain is one of Alabama’s gems. (National Audubon Society)

Alabama’s beautiful Flagg Mountain, the first mountain of more than 1,000 feet in the Appalachian Trail system and mile one of the Pinhoti Trail, will be the incredible atmosphere for the performances. Located in Weogufka State Park, this mountain has winding trails leading to the newly-restored 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps fire tower.

“We hope ‘Birds, Beats and Bach’ will introduce more people to Flagg Mountain.

The beauty and diversity of the mountain makes it a special and valuable place in our state, and we hope this program brings new and returning visitors to experience it.”

Cindy Ragland, executive director, Alabama Trails Foundation

The musicians will be stationed around the mountain, and attendees will be able stroll between them among the trees.

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Sarah Gronberg
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