John Jacob Niles

    John Jacob Niles

    • John Jacob Niles
    John Jacob Niles

    John Jacob Niles

    • John Jacob Niles

    John Jacob Niles

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        Music played an important part in the early life of John Jacob Niles, and he would spend his life collecting, composing, and performing folk songs. By the age of 15 he had begun collecting songs in the Appalachian Mountains, a habit he would continue while serving as a ferry pilot in the U.S. Air Corps during World War I. Niles remained in France after the war, studying music at the Universite de Lyon and the Schola Cantorum in Paris. He would continue his studies for two more y... Read more

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