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F.O.L.K. (Focus On Local Knowledge) Collection

Identifier: MF017

Scope and Contents

Produced by Don DePoy, 1994-1996, Sydney and Crawford, Maine. Footage features music groups taped at the Breakneck Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Crawford, Maine (1994) and the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival in Sydney, Maine (1995). Artists include Evergreen, the Stevens Family, Sassygrass, Bluegrass Supply Company, the Gibson Brothers, the Sandy River Ramblers, Smokey Greene, Eddie Poirier and the Bluegrass Four, Simon St. Pierre, Kenny Baker and Josh Graves, the Lewis Family, Shady Creek, Yodelin’ Slim Clark and others. Also, a series of tapes for a program called “Women and the Franco-American Experience” featuring a concert of Franco-American music presented at the University of Maine with groups Psaltery, Jete Le Po, and Souterie. Text: 78 pp. index. Recordings: mfc_na2605_v0187 - mfc_na2605_v0297 3037 minutes (50.5 hours) / mfc_na2605_v0206 - mfc_na2605_v0251, mfc_na2605_c1814_01 - mfc_na2605_c1817_01 1298 minutes (22 hours)


  • Creation: 1994-1996


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Conditions Governing Use

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted by DePoy July 28, 1998 to NAFOH.

Existence and Location of Originals

Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047

Materials Specific Details

Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.

Collection note

Collections consists of video tapes (150 hours approx.) produced by DePoy, founder of F. O. L. K., Inc. (Focus On Local Knowledge) “a nonprofit Maine based corporation dedicated to the performance and preservation of traditional music.” Tapes contain raw footage and edited masters for a series of TV programs titled “Mainely Bluegrass” broadcast on Maine Public Television in 1996.

Guide to the F.O.L.K. (Focus On Local Knowledge) Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States