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Rick Seyford Collection

Identifier: MF100

Scope and Contents

Items donated by Frederick Seyford, two radio programs: "Music from the South: Tradition and Innovation" and "Ballads, Blues and Breakdowns."


  • Creation: 1970
  • Creation: 1999

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Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. Copyright belongs to original broadcaster.


2 items

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NA0677 Frederick Seyford, recorded January 10, 1970. A 30 minute radio program he recorded January 10, but which aired on WMEB-FM January 14, 1970, titled "Music from the South: Tradition and Innovation," which traces the history of country-western bluegrass and rock and roll from black and white folk roots.

Text: 1 pp. tape catalog
Recording: mfc_na0677_t0384_01 1/2 hour

NA2569 By Frederick Seyford, April, 1999. One reel of tape containing dub of a radio program titled “Ballads, Blues and Breakdowns” hosted and prepared by Seyford, broadcast on WMRA, Harrisonburg, VA ca. 1980s. Program is an overview of traditional fiddling styles in North America using material gleaned from LPs and archival recordings. Some of the fiddlers include Eck Robertson, Gaither Carlton, John Carson, Mike Seeger, Emmett Lundy, Leonard Rutherford, Bunt Stephens, Elmer Barton, Clayton McMichen, Al Murphy, Dennis McGee and Sady Courville, Milton Brown, Vassar Clements, Michael Coleman, Edwin Johnson, Josef [Pizzio?] (Ukrainian), Reuben [Sarkizian?] (Armenian), and J. P. Fraley. RESTRICTED

Text: 1 pp. tape log
Recording: mfc_na2569_t2569_01 62 minutes

Existence and Location of Originals

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

Guide to the Rick Seyford Collection
In Progress
Thomas Libby
May 2018
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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