16 items found
Collection ID is exactly "13" AND Subject is exactly "Folk music "
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BLUEGRASS

BLUEGRASS

Date
1970 (circa)
Description
The film opens with scenes of a ragtag group of musicians playing the bluegrass classic "Stealin" at the Millers Landing Bluegrass Festival. There is an interview with The Sunshine State Bluegrass Boys and more bluegrass numbers follow. The film also includes silent scenes from the Ochlocknee Bluegrass Festival. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Collection
Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978

Date
1978
Description
This film has footage of the 1978 Florida Folk Arts Conference held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Folklorist Alan Jabbour, director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, defines folk art and folklife for an off-camera interviewer. Folklorists Peggy Bulger and Ralph Rinzler, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie, shakuhachi player and ethnomusicologist Dale Olsen, and Florida Folk Festival director Thelma Boltin are also shown. The film contains additional footage of a square dance and musical performances. Produced by WJCT-TV. Photographs from the conference can be found in S 1577, Box 16, folder 33.
Collection
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

Date
1956
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Participants featured in this film include Seminole Indian dancers, folk dancing styles from around the world, choirs and various musicians. Musicians include fiddlers, musical saw players, guitarists, violinists and accordion players. Local students demonstrate their jump rope technique and Harold Weaver demonstrates how to make a water divining rod from a tree branch. Performers include Bertha Bloodsworth, Annie Tomlin, Folklorist Richard Chase's Punch and Judy Show, and hula dancer Verena Fogel. The film ends with whip-crackers Curly Dekle and Claude Sheppard showing off their skills. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
Collection
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

Date
1957
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. The camera viewpoint angles down onto the stage from an elevated position. There are numerous rough edits and splices. Performers include Tom Chaires of Old Town and Mrs. Oudland of White Springs talking about growing up along the Suwanee River. Viewers also see Stephen Foster Memorial president J.L. McMullen making a speech and storyteller Bertha Bloodsworth.
Collection
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL

Date
1971
Description
This film has scenes from the 1971 Florida Folk Festival filmed at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It includes square dancers, Boy Scouts dressed as American Indians and bluegrass musicians. Festival director "Cousin" Thelma Boltin comments on the process of selecting festival participants. Anne Lunestad can be seen spinning cotton and Roy Lee Wallace performs a shoeshine rag. Florida Rep. Lawton Chiles can be seen among the spectators.
Collection
Florida Folk Festival 1955

Florida Folk Festival 1955

Date
1955
Description
This film starts with scenes from Eleanor Phillips Barne's pageant, "Old Saint Augustine," a history of Spanish Florida acted out by local actors dressed in period costumes. More Florida Folk Festival scenes follow, including dancers, choirs, storytellers and musicians. A troupe of Jacksonville school children perform the pageant "River of May" dressed as conquistadors, pirates and American Indians. Three men march onstage with the Confederate flag, followed by female and male Navy enlistees. Native Floridian Verena Fogel performs a hula dance to music by Wally Lono and the Hawaiian Stringband. A tap dance group demonstrates their craft, with some dressed as flappers. The Alachua County Boy Scouts, dressed as "Indians," dance in front of the Stephen Foster Museum before joining representatives of the Florida Seminoles onstage. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Collection
Florida Folk Festival 1958

Florida Folk Festival 1958

Date
1958
Description
This film contains several brief performances from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. A young man comments on being a member of a musical group. Archie Lee sings and performs "John Henry" on the dulcimer. An elderly woman spins cotton thread on a spinning wheel. Several guitarist-singers perform. The audience joins in with a choir for a robust version of "Give Me That Olde Time Religion." Herta and David Marshall put "The Lord's Prayer" to music. Old Town resident Tom Chaires describes life on the Suwannee River and the Amigo Male Singers and Stanton High School choir perform songs. Produced by the Robert Leahy Studio.
Collection
Florida Folk Festival 1958

Florida Folk Festival 1958

Date
1958
Description
This film is composed of performance clips from the 1958 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. Seminole expert Albert DeVane of Lake Placid introduces Seminole chief Billie Bowlegs and the Frank Shore family. The audio level is very low in this portion, making the commentary nearly inaudible. Oklahoma Creek Indian and famed artist Fred Beaver performs native dances with a rattle and encourages the audience to participate as he chants. This film also features a variety of folk dances, including a young group of girls who blend ballerina technique with a folk dance. There are also Filipino dancers from the University of Florida as well as square dancers. Toshiko Mishima, a Japanese-American singer, performs a lilting ballad. Later, whip-cracker and Gainesville native Claude Sheppard demonstrates tricks. The segment ends with Czech dancers performing the Beseda dance to accordion music by Jerry Psenka. There is some film deterioration at the start and end of the film, but the middle segment is clean. Produced by Robert Leahy Studio.
Collection
Florida Folk Festival 1964

Florida Folk Festival 1964

Date
1964-06-30
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at the 1964 Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with scenes of the Stephen Foster Memorial. A "town crier" announces the start of the Florida Folk Festival. Seminoles open the festival with a ceremonial "Green Corn Dance" and "Buffalo Dance." One Seminole, Chief Billie Bowlegs III, keeps time with a turtle-shell rattle. Folk Festival footage documents a plethora of participants, including many types of folk dancers, musicians, choirs, jump ropers, sacred harp singers, spiritual singers, storytellers, crafters and quilters. Well-known folklorist Alton C. Morris was an adviser on the film. The Amigo Male Singers provided the music. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Collection
FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES

Date
1957 (circa)
Description
This film contains footage of participants and performers at a 1950s Florida Folk Festival held at the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs, Florida. It opens with cars entering the Stephen Foster Memorial in White Springs under a banner reading "Florida Folk Festival." A group of young square dancers appear with a musical ensemble. Young African-American school children sing game songs and dance. Other school children perform a "long ways" dance. A youth brass band performs a number. Bob Pavitt of Sarasota performs with an acoustic guitar. Folk dancers dressed in traditional Bavarian attire demonstrate an elaborate dance. Several short clips of various performers round out this film. Among them are "Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair" (also see FLAA001 & FLAA003), a children's choir, a woman with a spinning wheel and cloggers. The film ends with footage of a young man dressed in a mariachi outfit playing guitar. Produced by the Stephen Foster Memorial Commission.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
BLUEGRASSBLUEGRASSBluegrass music
Festivals
Folk music
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Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978Florida Folk Arts Conference 1978Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
Square dancing
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FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL Folk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
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FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL Folk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
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FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL Folk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
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Florida Folk Festival 1955Florida Folk Festival 1955Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Pageants
Promotional films
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Florida Folk Festival 1958Florida Folk Festival 1958Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
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Florida Folk Festival 1958Florida Folk Festival 1958Moving ImageFolk art
Folk music
Folklore
Pageants
Promotional films
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Florida Folk Festival 1964Florida Folk Festival 1964Moving ImageFolk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
Seminole Indians
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FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES FLORIDA FOLK FESTIVAL SCENES African American
Folk art
Folk dancing
Folk music
Folklore
Promotional films
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