Fiddlers Jack Piccalo and Richard Seaman performing

Date: August 8, 1988

Source: S1577 , Container v. 54 , S91-189 - S91-207

Type: Still Image

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  • Nineteen color slides. Images of Piccalo, a self-taught Italian American bluegrass musician, and Seaman playing bluegrass and old-time fiddles tunes. A recording of this jam sesison may be found in S 1618, box 5, tape 7. For an interview with Piccalo -- and an example of his playing--, see S 1618, box 4, tapes 13-14. For an interview with Seaman, see S 1618, box 5, tapes 6 and 13. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. 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, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.

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