10 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Skordilis, Spiros, 1930-2013"
Sorted by Title
Bouzouki player Spiros Skordilis and his apprentice performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Bouzouki player Spiros Skordilis and his apprentice performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-24
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Roller served as emcee.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 14)

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 14)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Williams and Boltin served as emcee. The Culbreath Family Band was from Cortez, Florida. Folklorist Roller introduced Skordilis and his apprentice Gonatos, both of whom were from Tarpon Springs.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist Roller served as emcee. Bouzoukis are Greek musical instruments equipped with three strings, and played like a guitar. Boltin told several stories, demonstrated a wooden puppet, then sang with Fitchen.
Collection
Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordiles

Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordiles

Date
1989-06-25
Description
Three audio cassettes. Much of the interview at the start is in Greek. Sokrilis discusses the bouzouki, learning to play, emigration to the US from Greece, family life, teaching the instruments to others, and festivals. Recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, festival sounds can be heard throughout. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordilis

Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordilis

Date
1987-04-07
Description
One audio casette. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Music samples for the 1986-1987 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Exhibit

Music samples for the 1986-1987 Folk Arts Apprenticeship Exhibit

Date
Description
One eight-track cassette. Used for an exhibit, contains Skordilis on bouzouki and Keith on the bagpipe. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller, and then Robert Stone. The program was continued each year through 2004.
Collection
Performance by Spiros Skordilis, Emanuel Gonatos, and Nick Polemis

Performance by Spiros Skordilis, Emanuel Gonatos, and Nick Polemis

Date
1986-11-04
Description
Three audio casettes. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.

 

 

Collection
Spiros Skordilis, Emmanuel Gonates, and Nick Polemis playing the bouzouki

Spiros Skordilis, Emmanuel Gonates, and Nick Polemis playing the bouzouki

Date
1987-04
Description
Two proof sheets with 72 images (plus negatives). The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
The First Helenic Arts Festival

The First Helenic Arts Festival

Date
1980
Description
Fourteen color slides. Images include Tsimouris playing the tsabouna (Greek bag pipe); Skordilis playing the bouzouki (a stringed musical instrument); and various craft booths. Held in Fall 1980.
Collection
The Folklife Apprentice Area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival

The Folklife Apprentice Area at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1987-05
Description
Sixteen color slides. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t87-126Bouzouki player Spiros Skordilis and his apprentice performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundApprentices
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Bouzouki
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1576_t87-015Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 14)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
String bands
Stringband music
Old time music
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Songs, Greek
Bouzouki
Musicians
Apprentices
Bands (Music)
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_t87-004Friday performances at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Bouzouki
Guitar music
Tales
Storytelling
Puppets
Toys
Singing
Singers
Storytellers
Apprentices
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_26_c89-026Interview with bouzouki player Spiros SkordilesSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Bouzouki
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Occupational groups
Apprentices
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1640_20_tape16Interview with bouzouki player Spiros SkordilisSoundApprentices
Greek Americans
Arts, Greek
Interviews
Bouzouki
String instruments
Sound recordings
Life histories
Music
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1640_26_tape01Music samples for the 1986-1987 Folk Arts Apprenticeship ExhibitSoundMusic performance
Bagpipe music
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Bouzouki
Arts, Scottish
Scottish Americans
Exhibits
Musicians
Bagpipers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_audio.jpg
a_s1640_20_tape14Performance by Spiros Skordilis, Emanuel Gonatos, and Nick PolemisSoundApprentices
Greek Americans
Arts, Greek
Music performance
Bouzouki
String instruments
Performing arts
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
Spiros Skordilis, Emmanuel Gonates, and Nick Polemis playing the bouzoukiSpiros Skordilis, Emmanuel Gonates, and Nick Polemis playing the bouzoukiStill ImageGreek Americans
Apprentices
String instruments
Arts, Greek
Musical instruments
Music
Bouzouki
Music performance
Teaching of folklore
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_photo.jpg
The First Helenic Arts FestivalThe First Helenic Arts FestivalStill ImageArts, Greek
Bouzouki
Tsabouna
Music performance
Greek Americans
Festivals
Material culture
Demonstrations
Bagpipes
Bagpipers
String instruments
Musical instruments
Musicians
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_photo.jpg
The Folklife Apprentice Area at the 1987 Florida Folk FestivalThe Folklife Apprentice Area at the 1987 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageMusicians
Furniture maker
Welders (Persons)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Demonstrations
Material culture
Bagpipes
Bouzouki
Greek Americans
Scottish Americans
Oyster tongs
Apprentices
Bagpipers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/catalog_photo.jpg
Questions and Feedback Form
Please provide your name
Please provide a valid email address
Please provide a valid phone number
Please provide a comment

Please note:
Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.