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Folk music

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

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

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...
Dates: 1959-2008

Traditional Music of Maine Project Collection

Identifier: MF039
Scope and Contents The collection includes 37 cassette recordings of interviews (now digitized) with 44 individuals in addition to performances. Traditional Music of Maine celebrates the musical legacies of a variety of Maine folk communities by exploring their cultural and historical significance through oral history interviews with musicians and other community members. The tapes introduce the general public to the remarkable diversity and vitality of Maine's musical traditions. Program...
Dates: 1987-1991

Various, interviewed by Etta Clark


0061 Various, interviewed by Etta Clark for CP 180, fall 1963, East Machias, Maine. Paper deals legends; devil; phantom ship; babes on doorstep; place names; treasure; deaths; poems; jokes and anecdotes; legends; George Magoon and Wilbur Day, poachers; tall tales; folksongs; Miramichi fire; haunted house; the Lubec gold swindle. Text: 112 pp. manuscript

Dates: 1959-2008

Watie Akins Papers

Identifier: MF210
Scope and Contents

A collection of Penobscot elder Watie Akins's papers, focused on Wabanaki music. The collection includes copies of research findings, grant material, correspondence, financial records, and research CD copies of Wabanaki music.

Dates: Majority of material found within 2000-2013

Woods Music Collection

Identifier: MF180
Scope and Contents

These are all accessions containing songs from or about the lumberwoods. However, only six belong to this specific collection, the rest (in the related materials note) are from other collections.

Dates: 1959-1970