12 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Dillon, Bill, 1920-"
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Autoharp player Bill Dillon

Autoharp player Bill Dillon

Date
1986-10-10
Description
Three color slides. The autoharp is also called a chroded zither. A lifelong musician, Dillon did not begin to play the autohrp until 1982 -- on a bet. He usualy plays songs made famour by Maybelle Carter. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Collection
Autoharp Workshop performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Autoharp Workshop performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1988-05-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. Hoovler served as emcee. Each player describved how they learned to play the autoharp (chorded zither), their distinctive styles, and then played several song selections.
Collection
Bill Dillon interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Bill Dillon interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1986-10-17
Description
One audio cassette. The autoharp, a patented name, is also called a chorded zither. A lifelong musician, Dillon did not begin to play the autoharp until 1982 -- on a bet. He usually played songs made famous by Maybelle Carter. In the interview, he discusses growing up in West Virginia; learning to play the guitar at 12; performing as a professional country musician in the 1930s; playing for a Boston radio station (WCOP); learning the chorded zither/autoharp in 1982; learning songs; and performing. He also played four songs.
Collection
Bill Dillon performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Bill Dillon performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Dudley served as emcee (and joined in on guitar on some of the songs)
Collection
Bill Dillon performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Bill Dillon performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-27
Description
Two reel to reel recording. Cooley served as emcee.
Collection
Bill Dillon performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Bill Dillon performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1988-05-28
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Bill Dillon playing the autoharp at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Bill Dillon playing the autoharp at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1988-05-29
Description
One reel to reel recording.
Collection
Dale Crider performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Dale Crider performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Crider, the emcee, filled in for the absent gospel group, the Versiteers. On a couple of songs, Bill Dillon sat in on the autoharp (chorded zither).
Collection
Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 10)

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 10)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Fitchen and Boltin served as emcee. (Rodriguez's performance is also available on audio cassette C90-26).Slavin played the banjo, fiddle, and a musical saw. Bill Dudley joined him on guitar. Slavin's performance continues on T87-12.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Fitchen and Boltin served as emcee. Dillon played the autoharp.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Autoharp player Bill DillonAutoharp player Bill DillonStill ImageMusicians
Fieldwork
Autoharp
Zither
String instruments
Musical instruments
Music performance
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a_s1576_t88-140Autoharp Workshop performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Autoharp
Autoharp music
Zither
Workshops (Adult education)
Old time music
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1685_05_tape17Bill Dillon interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Chordophones
Zithers
Musical instruments
Interviews
Fiddle tunes
Bluegrass music
Old time music
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a_s1576_t87-095Bill Dillon performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Old time music
Singing
Autoharp music
Zither
Singers
Musicians
Harpists
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a_s1576_t90-136bBill Dillon performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Folk singers
Singing
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_t88-021bBill Dillon performing at the festival at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundSingers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Autoharp music
Old time music
Zither
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1576_t88-102Bill Dillon playing the autoharp at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundSingers
Harpists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Autoharp music
Old time music
Zither
Bluegrass music
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1576_t92-081Dale Crider performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Folk singers
Guitar music
Music performance
Guitarists
Composers
Autoharp music
Musicians
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a_s1576_t87-011Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 10)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Harp music
Music Latin America
Arts, Venezuelan
Venezuelan Americans
Country music
Musicians
Harpists
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a_s1576_t87-010Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Folk singers
Autoharp music
Zither music
Guitar music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Harpists
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