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    Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin migrant workers collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The collection includes field recordings made in July and August, 1940 and 1941 in Farm Security Administration migrant worker camps in California. These included the Arvin, Shafter, Visalia, Firebaugh, Westley, Thornton, and Yuba FSA camps. Recordings were made of dance music, popular songs, ballads and folk songs, original songs, conversations, camp council meetings, poems, and stories describing life in the camps, whose residents were ...
    • Contributor: Pike, Russ - Sonkin, Robert - Todd, Charles L. - Lomax, Alan - Hemmig, Robert - Rothstein, Arthur - Lange, Dorothea - Archive of American Folk Song - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1939
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    Juan B. Rael collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This ethnographic field collection documents the musical heritage and Catholic religious and cultural traditions of the Hispano residents of the portion of the northern Rio Grande region spanning northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. It contains sound recordings of alabados (hymns), folk drama, wedding songs, and dance tunes performed by various artists singing a cappella and performing on fiddle, guitar, and harmonica, collected by ...
    • Date: 1940
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    Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys concert and interview collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection includes sound and video recording and program flyer for a concert featuring Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys performing old time music from the region of Surry County, North Carolina. The collection also includes a digital color publicity photograph of Benton Flippen, and a videorecording of an oral history interview with the musicians conducted by Wayne Martin, Director, North Carolina Arts Council ...
    • Contributor: Flippen, Benton - Martin, Wayne - Bode, Frank - Clifton, Verlen - Smokey Valley Boys - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Recording Laboratory
    • Date: 2005
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    W.P.A. California Folk Music Project collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The California Folk Music Project of the California Work Projects Administration (WPA) was conceived and directed by Sidney Robertson Cowell and co-sponsored by the Music Department of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Music Division, Library of Congress from 1938 to 1940. Additional support was provided by the New Music Society of California and the Society of California Pioneers. The resulting collection of ...
    • Contributor: Daniels, Joe - Acosta, Rosalie - Aslanian, Jack - Avila, Albert - Avila, Alice Lemos - Baboyan, Reuben J. - Bakalian, Jack - Bardarson, Leo - Bardarson, Otto - Bardarson, Sigurd ... Daniels, Joe - Acosta, Rosalie - Aslanian, Jack - Avila, Albert - Avila, Alice Lemos - Baboyan, Reuben J. - Bakalian, Jack - Bardarson, Leo - Bardarson, Otto - Bardarson, Sigurd - Barr, Alex - Bedrosian, Joe - Bell, Sam - Benonys, Sigridur - Blackburn, Sam - Boro, Peter - Botica, John - Brady, Hubert - Brangone, Louis - Brodeur, Arthur Gilchrist - Brown, Hilda Duarte - Calderón, Aurora - Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Byron - Coffin, Byron H. - Cook, Charles - Cunha, Frank - Cunha, John - Cunningham, John - Day, William T. - Dedo, Tony - Denoon, R. R. - De Soto, Jessie - De Soto, Tomas - Dormody, Anita - Drasky, Mary - Earnson, Flora - Einarsson, Thordur - Erro, Antoinette - Espinosa, Lottie - Etcheverry, Frances - Etcheverry, Matias - Figueroa, Ben - Flores, Joaquim - Flores, Olive - Ford, Arthur J. - Ford, Elizabeth W. - Ford, Bogue - Ford, Pat - Ford, Warde H. - Franco, Clifford - Franco, Louise - Franks - Fulton, Charles - Gaidos, Mary - Garcia, Johnnie - Garcia, Maria - Gomez, Julio - Goshtigian, Hartop - Goshtigian, Mary - Gould, Hattie Scott - Graham, George Vinton - Harp, Walter - Hart, Harmon - Haroutunian, Bedros - Jelenfy, Elizabeth - Jelenfy - Jones, Leonard W. - Kendall, Raymond - Koljonen, C. A. - Koljonen, Celia - Kratlian, Archie - Lemos, Manuel - Lindsay, Bennie - Lindsay, Junior - Lozada, Cruz - Lucido, Sal - McCready, John A. - McCready, Spencer - McDonald, Mary A. - Macinnes, Charlotte - Macinnes, Donald - McKenzie, Leighton - Macphee, John - Macphee, Mary - Madariaga - Mann, Thomas - Meade, Virginia - Medeiros, Antonio - Mendes, Alberto - Morgan, Aaron - Myers, Evarista - Nilssen, Alf - Nimerfroh - Nimerfroh, Rosa - Olafson, John - Olmeda, Mario - Oriet, Frenchy - Ortega, Jacinta - Pavon, Ed - Petersen, Fina - Pico, Virginia - Pitts, Ben - Ponce, Leon - Popoff - Powell, Charles - Ralph, Walter Ross - Rasmussen, Charles - Reha, Julia - Rice, Ben - Robinson, Leighton - Rodriguez, Elinor - Russo, Joseph W. - Ruthling, Pablo - Salonen, Mary - Sanfilippo, Francisco - Sanford, Herbert Hudson - Sebree, Walter - Selleck, John N. - Shapazian, Siranoosh - Shapazian, Vartan S. - Shatinian, T. - Sigurasson, Oddrun - Silva, Elzira - Silveira, Mary - Soininen, John - Stone, John E. - Susoeff, J. P. - Takakjian, Mesrob - Walker, Robert W. - Waters, Ozzie - Wilkinson, Myrtle - Hobrecht, Bertrand - Fetesoff, William S. - Loscutoff, William S. - Sanoff, J. D. - Sarakoff, A. P. - Schetinin, William P. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson - Handon, Joseph H. - Asmussen, Ella - Bateman, John - Hall, J. L. - Aslanian's Armenian Orchestra - Julio Gomez' Orchestra - St. Anthony's Seminary (Santa Barbara, Calif.). Choristers - St. Joseph's Seminary (Santa Barbara, Calif.). Boys Choir - Stanford University. Choir - Archive of American Folk Song - W.P.A. California Folk Music Project Collection, (Library of Congress) - University of California, Berkeley. Department of Music - Society of California Pioneers - New Music Society of California - United States. Work Projects Administration (Calif.) - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1936
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    Brendan Carey Block concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by fiddler Brendan Carey Block and friends from New Hampshire presenting Cape Breton fiddle music on May 28, 2009 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs of the event by Megan Halsband.
    • Contributor: Block, Brendan Carey - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2009
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    The Beehive Band concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by The Beehive Band on April 24, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The band performs old-time American music, which developed in the Latter-day Saint communities of Utah, including hymns, songs, and fiddle tunes of the Utah pioneers.
    • Contributor: Beehive Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008
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    Daniel Boucher and friends concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Daniel Boucher and friends in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 17, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Traditional French-Canadian fiddle music and songs from Bristol, Connecticut performed by fiddler Daniel Boucher, accompanied by George Wilson, guitar and fiddle; Ray Pelletier, guitar ...
    • Contributor: Boucher, Daniel - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011
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    Montana Folklife Survey collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection of field recordings of interviews with Montanans in various occupations including ranching, sheep herding, blacksmithing, stone cutting, saddle making, and mining; various folk and traditional music occasions including fiddle and mandolin music in Forsyth; fiddle and accordion music performed in Broadus; the Montana Old-Time Fiddlers Association in Polson; Irish music, songs, and dance music on concertina and accordion in Butte; a Serbian wedding ...
    • Contributor: Crummett, Michael - Fleischhauer, Carl - Johnson, Paula J. - McBride, Tom - Stanton, Gary Ward - Toelken, Barre - Toelken, Miiko - Young, Kay - Wasson, George - Dockstader, Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Montana Arts Council
    • Date: 1979
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    Les Bon Hommes du Nord concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 8, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The event featured French Canadian fiddle tunes and songs performed by four musicians, Patrick Ross, Jean Nil Theroux, Dalton Binette, and Bow Thayer, who hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent ...
    • Contributor: Ross, Patrick Richard - Theroux, Jean Nil - Binette, Dalton - Thayer, Bow - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012
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    Robert Shafer, Robin Kessinger, and Bobby Taylor concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 16, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. traditional musicians, have played together over many years at various musical events in the Valley and throughout West Virginia. Musicians from Kanawha County, West Virginia, influenced by Clark Kessinger, a world ...
    • Contributor: Kessinger, Robin - Shafer, Robert - Taylor, Bobby - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012
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    Quebe Sisters Band : Texas fiddling and swing, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 20, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Quebe Sisters Band is composed of Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee), who all sing and play the fiddle, and the Clark twins, Penny Lea (guitar and mandolin) and ...
    • Contributor: Quebe Sisters Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2014
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    Norwegian and Swedish fiddle styles with Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on February 18, 2015 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert features a demonstration tour of Norwegian and Swedish fiddle styles with Andrea Hoag (violin) and Loretta Kelley (violin, Hardingfele/Hardanger fiddle) with their discussion of the traditional ...
    • Contributor: Hoag, Andrea - Kelley, Loretta - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2015
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    The Beehive Band The Beehive Band perform traditional Mormon string band music from Utah as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.
    • Contributor: The Beehive Band - Beehive Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-04-24
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    Traditional Norwegian-American Dance Music From Virginia Part of the Homegrown Concert Series, the Berntson family performs traditional Norwegian-American dance music from Virginia.
    • Contributor: Berntsons, the - Lundeberg, Eleanore Berntson - Lohman, Jon - Berntsons (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Block, Brendan Carey
    • Date: 2009-12-03
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    Daniel Boucher & Friends: Traditional French-Canadian Fiddle Music from Connecticut Fiddler and singer Daniel Boucher is accompanied by guitarist Ray Pelletier, guitarist and fiddler George Wilson, and fiddler/stepdancer Glenn Bombardier of the Beaudoin family.
    • Contributor: Boucher, Daniel - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-08-17
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    Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs from New Hampshire Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux present a program of fiddle tunes and songs drawn from their French-Canadian heritage. They will be joined by Dalton Binette and Bow Thayer. All four musicians hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent to the Canadian border, across which people and cultural influences have flowed steadily over the last hundred years or more. The fiddle, accordion, and ...
    • Contributor: Ross, Patrick Richard - Theroux, Jean Nil - Binette, Dalton - Thayer, Bow - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012-08-08
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    The Quebe Sisters Band: Texas Fiddle & Swing Concert by the Quebe Sisters Band, composed of Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee), who all sing and play the fiddle, and the Clark twins, Penny Lea (guitar and mandolin) and Katy Lou (banjo, piano and accordion). They perform a refreshing blend of Texas-style fiddling, vintage country, bluegrass and jazz and swing standards.
    • Contributor: Quebe Sisters Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2014-08-20
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    Andrea Hoag & Loretta Kelley: Swedish & Norwegian Fiddling A tour of Norwegian and Swedish fiddle styles with Andrea Hoag (violin) and Loretta Kelley (violin & Hardingfele/Hardanger fiddle). Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley are among the United States' foremost performers of Scandinavian traditional music. Each of them has spent years studying with tradition-bearers in Scandinavia, and honing their own techniques at home.
    • Contributor: Hoag, Andrea - Kelley, Loretta - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2015-02-18