Saturday performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

Date: May 26, 1979

Source: S1576 , T83-99

Type: Sound

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  • St. Augustine (Joe Mark) (Cont. from T83-98)
  • Arthur McBride
  • Tall Ships Run Hornpipe
  • Poor Old Reuben Ramsel (Back Porch Boys)
  • I Will Fly Away
  • Gathering in the Live Oaks
  • Sugar on the Floor (Morgan White)
  • Coming Home to Lindhurst
  • Four Strong Winds
  • It Is Raining Here (Robert Dixon)
  • Brakemans Blues
  • Cool, Clear Water
  • Roll in My Sweet Babys Arms (Peyton Brothers)
  • Dooley
  • Matthew
  • Can Not Be Satisfied
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • The Death of Tintagles (Shoestring Puppet Theater)
  • A Swamp Coast (Wiil McLean & Lais Wadsworth)
  • My Soul Is a Hawk
  • I Love Thee (poem)
  • Ballad of Conch Island

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. From St. Augustine, Joe Mark also worked as a graphic designer. This was his eleventh festival. From Jensen Beach, the Back Porch Boys consisted of Ken Crawford, Michael Goodman, Frank Renton, and Bob Kane. This was their first festival. From Jacksonville, White was also a kindergarten teacher. This was her first festival. Dixon was a minister from Miami. The Back Porch Boys were from Jacksonville. From Jacksonville, the Shoestring Puppet Theater performed an 18th Century puppet play by Metterlinck, blending puppetry with mime. Lais danced to singer-guitarist McLean's songs.

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