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Film, Video Oral History: Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake

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  • Oral History: Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake


  • Interview with storyteller and author Connie Regan-Blake.

Event Date

  • September 06, 2018


  • -  Storyteller and author Connie Regan-Blake established the travelling storytelling team The Folktellers with her cousin, Barbara Freeman, in 1973. She was a founding member of the National Storytelling Network or NSN (formerly the National Association for the Preservation and the Perpetuation of Storytelling or NAPPS). Regan-Blake served as the Artistic Director from 1975 until 1983. She was awarded the Circle of Excellence in 1996 by the National Storytelling Network. The Folktellers also toured across the country, performing at folk festivals, including the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. Regan-Blake and Freeman eventually moved on to solo careers, and both are internationally recognized storytellers. In addition to performances The Folktellers have produced three albums and a play, "Mountain Sweet Talk."

Running Time

  • 49 minutes 20 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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