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Fiddlers Jack Piccalo and Richard Seaman performing
Old time music
Musical traditions, Anglo-Americans
One audio cassette. Recording of Piccalo, a self-taught Italian American bluegrass musician, and Seaman playing bluegrass and old-time fiddles tunes. For an interview with Piccalo see S 1618, box 4, tape 13-14. For an interview with Seaman, see S 1618, box 5, tapes 6 and 13. For images of the jam session, see S 1577, v. 54. 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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