Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland
Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...
Leyden, Maurice - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
And Wheat Completed the Cycle: Flour Mills, Social Memory, and Industrial Culture in Sonora, Mexico
"The abandoned flour mills throughout the region," said a Mexican researcher interviewed during fieldwork in northern Mexico, "are the equivalent for Sonorans of the pyramids in Central Mexico." In this talk about her research as a Fulbright Fellow in Sonora, Mexico for the last nine months, folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat - a grain introduced by the Spanish to ...
Alvarez, Maribel - Alvarez, Maribel L. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert
Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...
Sands, Tommy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase
The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...