3690 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Special events"
Sorted by Thumbnail
100th Anniversary Celebration of creation of state song Old Folks at Home

100th Anniversary Celebration of creation of state song Old Folks at Home

Date
1951-09-30
Description
Six reel to reel recordings. Songwriter Stephen Foster wrote Old Folks at Home in 1851. In 1935, the Florida Legislature designated "Old Folks at Home" (often referred to as "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River") as Florida's state song. Over the next two decades, several Floridians began to push for a memorial to the song's composer, Stephen Collins Foster, considered by many to be the nation's first commercial songwriter. Finally, after the efforts of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, the state opened the Stephen Foster Memorial, a 250-acre state-owned park, in White Springs, Florida in 1950, and would eventually comprise a bell tower, a Stephen Foster Museum, landscaped park grounds, and an annual Florida Folk Festival, along with other public programs. That same year, the state created the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission to administer the development and maintenance of the park.
Collection
1977 Portable Folk Festival

1977 Portable Folk Festival

Date
1977-04-16
Description
Three reel to reels. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals throughout the 1960s and 1970s. His sound was very similar to Robert Johnson's, and here he played several Johnson songs. Bluegrass and Kentucky mountain music singer Phyllis Boyens (who later appeared in the film Cola Miner's Daughter as Loretta Lynn's mother) and Nimrod Workman (who also had a bit part in the same film) released the album Passing Through the Garden in 1976, and they were promoting that album at this performance. Workman was a former coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. Bessie Jones, born in inland Georgia, promoted Georgia Sea Island songs, and later in the 1960s formed the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She died in Brunswick Georgia in 1984. The Red Clay Ramblers was a part of the "New-Grass" movement of the 1970s, forming in 1972. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based group featured Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) (banjo), Jim Watson (guitar/mandolin), Jack Herrick (guitar), Mike Craver (piano), and Bill Hicks (fiddle). Conway was a scholar at Appalachian State University and filmmaker of Appalachian culture, and an associate of the Red Clay Ramblers. She introduced Shines and the Red Clay Ramblers at the concert.
Collection
1981 Florida State Fiddlers Competition

1981 Florida State Fiddlers Competition

Date
1981-10-09
Description
One audio cassette.
Collection
45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

45th Anniversary of the Senior Choir program

Date
1985-01-12
Description
Four audio cassettes. Recording of the 45th anniversary program for the senior choir of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. The program consisted of traditional gospel and spiritual songs. A malfunctioning microphone caused some distortion and feedback on the recording. In Winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the 'St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area' at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
99th Celebration of Creation of state song Old Folks at Home

99th Celebration of Creation of state song Old Folks at Home

Date
1950
Description
One reel to reel recording. Songwriter Stephen Foster wrote Old Folks at Home in 1851. In 1935, the Florida Legislature designated "Old Folks at Home" (often referred to as "Way Down Upon the Suwannee River") as Florida's state song. Over the next two decades, several Floridians began to push for a memorial to the song's composer, Stephen Collins Foster, considered by many to be the nation's first commercial songwriter. Finally, after the efforts of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs, the state opened the Stephen Foster Memorial, a 250-acre state-owned park, in White Springs, Florida in 1950, and would eventually comprise a bell tower, a Stephen Foster Museum, landscaped park grounds, and an annual Florida Folk Festival, along with other public programs. That same year, the state created the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission to administer the development and maintenance of the park.
Collection
African American Gospel Workshop at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

African American Gospel Workshop at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-24
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Roller served as emcee.
Collection
African American Gospel Workshop performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

African American Gospel Workshop performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1988-05-29
Description
Four reel to reel recordings. Roller served as emcee.
Collection
Al Poindexter performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Al Poindexter performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folk singer Dinella served as emcee.
Collection
Al Poindexter performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Al Poindexter performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1992-05-22
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Webber served as the emcee. Poindexter, an guitar and banjo player, was from Jacksonville. He played traditional American folk music.
Collection
Alex McBride performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Alex McBride performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. (also avaiable on audio cassette, C90-55.) Walker served as emcee.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s2043_00020100th Anniversary Celebration of creation of state song Old Folks at Home SoundFoster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Music performance
Performing arts
Anniversaries
Singing
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
State songs
Special events
Public officer
Choruses
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_t77-2771977 Portable Folk FestivalSoundFolklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Concerts
Music performance
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Guitar music
Dulcimer music
Hammer dulcimer
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Bands (Music)
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_10_c83-1001981 Florida State Fiddlers CompetitionSoundMusicians
Competitions
Fiddle music
Fiddling
Special events
Violin music
String instruments
Old time music
Bluegrass music
Contests
Music performance
Performing arts
Fiddlers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1714_03_tape0245th Anniversary of the Senior Choir programSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Choir singing
Singing
Choirs (music)
Religious music
Religion
Protestants
Christianity
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Spiritual music
Spirituals (Songs)
Music performance
Performing arts
Churches
Church membership
Special events
Church attendance
Sound recording
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s2043_0000699th Celebration of Creation of state song Old Folks at HomeSoundFoster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864
Music performance
Performing arts
Anniversaries
Singing
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
State songs
Special events
Choruses
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_t87-130African American Gospel Workshop at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Workshops (Adult education)
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
A capella singers
A capella singing
Choir singing
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_t88-135African American Gospel Workshop performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
A capella singing
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
African Americans
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Piano music
Religious music
Religious songs
Workshops (Adult education)
Pianists
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_t92-023Al Poindexter performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)SoundGuitarist
Musicians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Music performance
Guitar music
Guitarists
Banjo music
Old time music
String instruments
Singing
Banjoists
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_t92-060Al Poindexter performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Folk singers
Singing
Banjo music
String instruments
Music performance
Guitar music
Old time music
Guitarists
Guitarist
Banjoists
Musicians
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_t90-146aAlex McBride performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Piano music (Blues)
Pianos
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Singers
Blues singers
Musicians
Pianists
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.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.