Folk Traditions Festival Collection
Scope and Contents
The event was ponsored by the Maine Folklife Center, the first annual Folk Traditions Festival was held November 6-7, 1998 at the University of Maine in Orono. The festival featured musicians and dancers from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Some examples of the music performed were Cape Breton fiddle music and song selections in English and Gaelic are played with talking interspersed throughout.
- Creation: 1998
- MacDougall, Pauleena (Donor, Person)
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Language of Materials
NA2547 Pauleena MacDougall and John Erdman, donated by Pauleena MacDougall, November 1, 1998, Orland, Maine; Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Tape recording of a radio broadcast aired November 1, 1998 on W.E.R.U. of “New Potatoes,” a folk music program. This program features guests Pauleena MacDougall and John Erdman talking about the upcoming Folk Traditions Festival to be held at the University of Maine, November 6-7, 1998. Cape Breton fiddle music and song selections in English and Gaelic are played with talking interspersed throughout. Text: 1 pp. rough tape log. Recording: mfc_na2547_c1649_01, mfc_na2547_c1649_02 95 minutes.
NA2591 Rosemary McCormack, Margo Carruthers, David Burke, Rodney MacDonald, Glen Graham, Mac Morin, Patrick Gillis, Brendan Carey Block, Four on the Floor, Elaine Mulholland, Susan Mack, and others, collected by MFC, November 6-7, 1998, Orono, Maine; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Accession consists of materials relating to the first annual Folk Traditions Festival which was held at UMaine, November 6-7, 1998. The festival featured musicians and dancers from Cape Breton Island, ME, MA, and NH. Accession includes publicity materials, photos, and video and sound recordings of performances and workshops. Text: 24 pp. publicity materials. Recordings: mfc_na2591_v0163 - mfc_na2591_v0168 737 minutes (12 hours) / mfc_na2591_c1796_01 - mfc_na2591_c1802_01 14,400 minutes (6.5 hours) Photos: P08317 - P08326.
Existence and Location of Originals
Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047 https://lccn.loc.gov/2013655211
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.
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- May 2018
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