Friday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date: May 7, 1954

Source: S1576 , T76-4

Type: Sound

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Event Name

Collector or Fieldworker

Tradition Bearer

Genre or Occupation

Title of Work

  • Stephen Foster medley (Max Kettner)
  • Town crier (Hall)
  • Opening remarks (Knott)
  • Seminole and Creek Indians (Osceola/Beaver)
  • Unidentified spirituals (Unidentified performer)
  • Rope skipping rhymes (Jasper Elementary School)
  • Speech (President of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs)
  • Willow Tree (Boreland)
  • Brennan on the Moor
  • Hangman, Hangman (Hillhouse)
  • Oh! Suzanna (McCloud)
  • The Mockingbird
  • Brer Rabbit and Mr. Fox (Tomlin)
  • Folk Gestures (Hayes)
  • How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours [Green Fields] (White Springs Shape Note Singers)
  • When I Can Read the Title Clear [Pisgah]
  • Casey Jones (Morgan/Erixton)
  • Old St. Augustine Customs & History (Evelyn Kettner)
  • Musical saw (Dunscombe)
  • Mexican tunes (Black)
  • Old Folks at Home (Way Down Upon the Suwannee River) (Clossin)
  • Goodbye My Lover

Place Name

Corporate or Conference Name


  • One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. The first half of the reel consists of Friday morning performances. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.

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