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Folk dances

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Dances in rural New England thesis/Nora Groce

Identifier: MF172
Scope and Contents

A collection of five interviews conducted as research for her Master’s thesis (1977) at Brown University on dances in rural New England.

Dates: 1976-1977

DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA)

Identifier: MF204
Scope and Contents

Material from DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA). DEFFA 's purpose is to aid and encourage the folk arts-- music, dance, storytelling, etc.-- in Maine. The Board of Friends when DEFFA was incorporated as a non-profit included Edward D. "Sandy" Ives and Barbara Ann Herrel “Bobby” Ives.

Dates: circa 1981-2009

Folk Traditions Festival Collection

Identifier: MF109
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.

Dates: 1998

Linda Gilbert Collection of Penobscot Indian Music

Identifier: MF084
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two brief tape-recorded interviews conducted by Davenport apparently for her master’s thesis on Penobscot Indian Music. In all, Davenport interviewed thirty-two informants but most were not recorded.

Dates: 1976

Reginald "Reggie" Banks, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

Abstract NA4383 Reginald “Reggie” Banks, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives, April 4, 1968, at Poplar Point, P.E.I. Also present in the room are Mrs. Banks, John Banks (Reggie's father, age 88 [dob 04/05/1880], hearing impaired), Wilbur Wood, and two of the Banks children. John Banks remembers Larry Doyle, tells of him. LD was not much of a singer, but good at making up songs. People did not get mad at him; tells of how he made up a song for the Blackett boys at Little River. Points out where the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1955-1970