Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date: May 22, 1981

Source: S1576 , T81-35

Type: Sound

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  • Old Grumble is Dead (Jay & Peggy Smith) (Side 1)
  • Mr. Rabbit
  • Ridin' in a Buggy
  • Froggie Went a Courting
  • Epaminondas
  • Legend of Cush Holston (Baldwin)
  • Boat tours (Gavin & Smith)
  • Silver-haired Daddy (Makley)
  • I Will Fly Away
  • Cattle Call
  • Vincent
  • On the Wings of a Dove
  • Cowboy's Sweetheart
  • Renfroe Valley
  • Sleep Baby Sleep
  • He Taught Me to Yodel
  • Frog in the Spring (Older) (Side 2)
  • Yorkshire Bite
  • Hector Moore
  • Lord Maya (Wind That Shakes the Barley)
  • Keisha Jig
  • Mougan of Jordis Byuar
  • Bridal Jig
  • Banish Misfortune Jig
  • Morrison's Cafeteria Jig
  • High Reel
  • Boys of the Loch
  • Step My Land
  • Colaring
  • Story of Baird Hardware (Boltin)
  • Simple Gifts (Schuman)
  • Country Gardens
  • Medley of Irish tunes
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • Mockingbird Medley
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Bells of St. Mary's
  • Turkey in the Straw

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  • One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Smith and Gavin were boat drivers at Wakulla Springs. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7. The Makley Family were from Jacksonville. Older was a fiddler from Lake Hamilton. Wind That Shakes the Barley band were from Tampa. Schuman, of Gainesville, played the autoharp (chorded zither).

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