Audio Recordings Fire in the Mountain

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Albritton, G. G.
Cornwall, Robert
Corse, Carita Doggett
O'Berry, C. W.
O'Berry, Cleo Wynn
O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.)
Dates 1940
Location Florida
United States
Language English
Subjects British Americans
Dance Music
Fiddle and Straws
Fiddle Tunes
Fiddle with Straws
Field Recordings
Highlands County
Instrumental Music
Sebring, Florida
Fire in the Mountain
Contributor Names
Albritton, G. G. (performer)
O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (performer)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (collector)
Cornwall, Robert (collector)
Albritton, G. G. (speaker)
Cornwall, Robert (speaker)
Created / Published
Sebring, Florida, 1940-07-26.
Subject Headings
-  Fiddle tunes
-  Instrumental music
-  British Americans
-  Dance music
-  United States -- Florida -- Sebring -- place of recording
Field recordings
Instrumental music
-  A square dance tune, learned on the Calusa Hatchee River. Straws are foot-long fiddle sticks whittled out of fat pine. Albritton and O'Berry say that their ancestors have been Southern fiddlers for several generations. Both are of Scotch-Irish descent. Only one fiddle was used; Albritton used the bow and O'Berry beat the strings with his two straws.
-  Performance Note: "Fire in the Mountain" (fiddle with straws) performed by G. G. Albritton, fiddle, and Cleo Wynn (C. W.) O'Berry, straws, at Sebring, Florida, on July 26, 1940.
-  Performer referred to elsewhere as C. W. O'Berry
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (1 minute, 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03902 B01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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