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Folk music

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Aroostook Oral History Project

Identifier: MF004
Scope and Contents Aroostook Oral History Project, 1971-1972, which resulted in a collection of 119 cassettes (now digitized), totaling 73 hours, with interviews of more than 150 people covering a wide range of topics; i.e., early county history, early farming and machinery, the Aroostook War, railroading, lumbering, potato farming, maple sugar making, folksongs, folklore, folk medicine, politics, town meetings, cross-border migration, smuggling, Indians, sporting camps, schools and schooling, tall tales,...
Dates: 1971-1972

AY 123/AY 325 Country Music in Maine Series

Identifier: MF094
Scope and Contents A series of interviews about country music in Maine recorded for a class (AY 123, AY 325) taught at the University of Maine by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives in 1975. Most focus on country music in the 1930s in the Bangor, Maine, area. Topics covered include bands and performances and country music on the radio.
Dates: 1975

Country Music in New England/Clifford R. Murphy Collection

Identifier: MF149
Scope and Contents In this series of six interviews, Clifford R. Murphy interviews New England country music musicians. Spanning from the 1930s all the way to the 2000s and multiple generations of musicians, these interviews provide an intimate look at country music in New England. As members of a close-knit community, the interviewees talk about each other, including other influential musicians like “Hal Lone Pine” Breau, Lenny Breau, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Wilf Carter, the various bands they were in, performing...
Dates: June-August 2005

David Ingraham Collection

Identifier: MF125
Scope and Contents This collection consists of multiple interviews about writing songs in Maine about Maine, by songwriter David Ingraham. Ingraham was a local songwriter and singer from Ellsworth, Maine. Seven of these accessions consist of recordings of Ingraham talking about his songwriting and singing songs he composed about the local people and incidents that happened. The other five accessions include interviews with other songwriters and singers about the process of writing songs; interviews with local...
Dates: 1970s-1980s

Edward D. “Sandy” Ives Collection: Research record group 1

 Record Group
Identifier: MF167-1
Scope and Contents MF167.1 consists of the tapes and transcripts of Edward D. “Sandy” Ives’s fieldwork in Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island between 1955 and 1970. Some in English and some in French. Most of the series include recordings of songs and information on the people who made and sang them. This material was gathered in preparation for Ives’s books Larry Gorman: The Man Who Made the Songs (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1964; reprinted New York: Arno Press, 1977);...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1955-1970

Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue

Abstract 2290 Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, interviewed by Barry H. Rodrigue, May 1, 1991, University of Maine, Orono, Maine. Tape: 1 with no transcript. Dr. Ives, a folklore professor at the University of Maine, talks about his early musical career; his arrival at the University; folk music; and oral history. Text: no transcript. Recording: C 1075.
Dates: 1989-1993

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...
Dates: 1994-1996

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

Folklore in February, audio recordings

Scope and Contents From the Collection: The recordings were of a folk music concert program called “Folksongs in February” which was held at the University of Maine in February, 1977.
Dates: 1977

Folksong Student Papers

Identifier: MF018
Scope and Contents This collection contains a series of student projects on folksongs in America.
Dates: 1960s-2001

Folksongs in February Collection

Identifier: MF111
Scope and Contents The recordings were of a folk music concert program called “Folksongs in February” which was held at the University of Maine in February, 1977.
Dates: 1977

George Knox, interviewed by Joan Brooks

Abstract 1039 George Knox, interviewed by Joan Brooks, May 7, 1976, Holden, Maine. Knox talks about moving to Eddington, Maine, in 1902; raising their own meat; Frank Davis, a local market hunter; the route the old Airline road took; peddling in Bangor; trapping; poaching; Cal Graves; moose meat; going to dances; card games; what weddings were like; Halloween pranks; dowsing; weather lore; working in the woods; camp songs; men who made up songs in the area; working as a river driver; working for Great...
Dates: 1976

Harold Stuart, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives

Abstract 0679 Harold Stuart, interviewed by Edward D. “Sandy” Ives on July 27, 1971 in Machias, Maine. Interview with Harold Stuart about life in the lumber woods along the Union and Machias Rivers; work in lumber mills; stories about George Magoon, and Wilbur Day, poachers, and Calvin Graves. Text: 72 pp. transcript. Recording: T 0386 - T 0388 / CD 2052 - CD 2054 2 hours
Dates: 1959-2008

J. Kenneth LaFlamme, interviewed by Ralph Cook

Abstract J. Kenneth LaFlamme, interviewed by Ralph Cook for FO 107, October 10, 1973, Hancock, Maine. LaFlamme talks about the Argyle log-sorting boom on the Penobscot River; his work at age 12 and 13 on the boom rafting logs; PLA; bosses; pay; lice and wet clothes; cook house and bunk house; music. Accession also includes correspondence and handwritten notes from LaFlamme. The interview is part of a project that led to an issue of Northeast Folklore, XVII: “Argyle Boom.”
Dates: 1973-1975

James Campbell, interviewed by John F. Myers

Abstract 1196 James Campbell, (1877-1981), interviewed by John Myers, May 11, 1978, Brewer, Maine. 7 pp. Tape: 1 1/2 hrs. w/ brief cat. Campbell talks about his emigration from Prince Edward Island to Brewer in 1923; Maine and his life there and here; also sings four songs. Topics include: working in a brickyard; raising cattle; farming; working on the railroad; and lobster fishing. Text: brief catalog. Recording: T 1255 - T 1256, CD 0963 - CD 0965 1 1/2 hours.
Dates: 1978

Jeffrey “Smokey” McKeen Collection

Identifier: MF145
Scope and Contents This collection had a donation added in summer of 2006, the addition focuses on country music in Maine. The focus was expended to music in Maine generally as well as storytelling (especially about Herbert F. Jackson) and jokes when other interviews were added by McKeen. Fifteen accessions comprise the collection, which include Hal Lone Pine radio shows and oral interviews. These materials were gathered and donated by Jeff “Smokey” McKeen. The interviews were conducted by McKeen with country...
Dates: 1985-2005

Joseph Ogando Collection

Identifier: MF137
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three interviews conducted by Joseph Ogando about country music in Maine and the Maritime Provinces and the paper that was written about the interviews for an independent study course with Edward D. “Sandy” Ives at the University of Maine in 1988. Themes include early years of radio; the importance of stories in early country music; and why country music was popular in northern Maine.
Dates: 1988

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

Louise Manny/Lord Beaverbrook Collection of New Brunswick Folksong

Identifier: MF032
Scope and Contents Collection consists of approximately 125 songs and ballads dubbed from Louise Manny’s original field recordings (1950s-1960s) which are collectively known as known as the “Lord Beaverbrook Collection of New Brunswick Folksong.”
Dates: 1976

Academic Affairs. Dean, College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences. Maine Folklife Center (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-003-022
Scope and Contents The records mainly contains textual information created by the University of Maine's Maine Folklife Center, but there are also photographic material, audio recording on vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes, and also computer disks containing programming material. The record series Administrative Records contains copies of various departmental reports and policies, fund raising information, Board of Advisors meeting material, and publicity material. Also, includes information regarding...
Dates: 1820-2016; Majority of material found within 1957-2012

Miramichi Folksong Festival Collection

Identifier: MF102
Scope and Contents This collection includes a series of interviews relating to the Miramichi Folksong Festival and recordings of various years of the festival.
Dates: 1950s-1980s

Mrs. James (Estelle) Shea, interviewed by David Currier

Abstract 0552 Mrs. James Shea, interviewed by David Currier, March 14, 1970, Bangor, Maine. Shea talks about going to her father’s lumber camp in Oxbow, Maine, as a little girl; riding in a pung to the camp; the wangan; ghost stories told by men in the camp; buying and selling spruce gum; the cook and cookee in the camp; lumbercamp songs; meeting up with her father’s river drive; superstitions; strange phenomena; and the poem or song, “The Preacher and the Bear.” Text: 15 pp. transcript. Recording: T...
Dates: 1969-1990

Musical Instrument Making

Identifier: MF158
Scope and Contents Interviewees talk about violin, guitar, drum, harp, and cello making, as well as playing instruments and music shops.
Dates: 2003

Norman Cazden Collection

Identifier: MF008
Scope and Contents This collection reflects Norman Cazden's career as both collector and composer.
Dates: 1960-1999

North Pond Hermit Songs

Identifier: MF199
Scope and Contents Interviews of folk songwriters on their songs on Christopher Thomas Knight, the North Pond Hermit, by folklore student Hilary Warner-Evans.
Dates: October 2013

Popular Music of Newfoundland Project recording dubs/Michael Taft & Shelley Posen

Identifier: MF050
Scope and Contents This collection consists of an interview with Jimmy Linegar who primarily discusses music and his life.
Dates: 1972

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."
Dates: 1970; 1999

Robert Black Recordings of Folksinger George Edwards

Identifier: MF098
Scope and Contents Songs and ballads sung by George Edwards, a well known traditional singer of ballads and folkongs from the Catskill Mountain region of New York.
Dates: 1938-1944

Songs for February, hosted by Susan Tibbets

Abstract 2132 Susan Tibbets, hosts concert with 20 singer and songwriters, featuring Kendall Morse, Edward D. “Sandy” Ives, Lisa Null, and Slim Clark, deposited by Maine Public Broadcasting Network, fall 1989, Hauck Auditorium, UMaine, Orono, Maine. 11 pp. Cat. only. On February 11 and 12, 1977, a concert and a series of workshops called "Songs for February" held at the Hauck Auditorium UMaine. From the recordings made of the concert and series of workshops, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network...
Dates: 1971-2000

Student paper, by Leonard Hall

Abstract 3780 By Leonard Hall for ANT 326, April 22, 2010. Paper, titled “Folk Music of Maine,” deals with Maine’s strong history and traditions reflected in its music; two distinct cultures in Maine: inland and coastal; inland culture strongly relies on the lumber industry; expressed in folk music; inland traditions of farming and hunting for sustenance; strong nature of Maine women depicted through folk songs; foresters’ sense of place; coastal culture includes fishermen; their lives portrayed through...
Dates: 1959-2008