Thirty-seven color slides of the Jacksonville Irish Dancers performing at the Jacksonville Landing, a shopping mall on the St. Johns River. Images taken during research for the 1991 Florida Folk Festival.
Two prints: one black and white, the other color. The dancers were: C. Wright, John Mealing, Charlie Vinson, Allen Jones, and Elder Brown. One image also features folklorist Beth Higgs. Gandy dancers were railroad workers who used call-and-response work songs to keep workers moving fast in laying t...
One video tape (also copied onto a SONY mini Video8). Features the Gandy Dancers demonstrating work songs used when laying rail track. Also features CSX workers preparing the tracks at the festival used in the demonstration.
Twenty-nine black and white prints. Images of a squaredance/clogging dance group from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the Florida Folk Festival between 1970 and 1976. Cotton spinner and weaver Anne Lunestad can be seen at her spinning wheel on stage as the group performs.
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