Follow the band: playing old-time tunesin new performance contexts

Gregory Hansen

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It is the middle of the summer in 1988, and I’m in Jacksonville, Florida doing fieldwork for the Bureau of Florida Folklife Programs. For the past year, I’ve been working with this state agency to coordinate the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Program. The summer has opened up opportunities for fieldwork in this sprawling urban metropolis of nearly 1,000,000 people, located in the region known as ‘The First Coast’. My fieldwork results will provide new resources for my work as a folklorist in residence within the county’s school system, and I’m documenting traditional activities and folk artists and musicians to bring them into the schools for sessions that enhance the Florida Studies unit of the fourth-grade social studies curriculum. I’m attending a weekly jam session of the Northeast Florida Bluegrass Association, and I’m impressed with the high level of musicianship and the friendliness of the kitchen pickers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationÓn gCos go Cluas
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Dancing to Listening
EditorsLiz Doherty, Fintan Vallely
PublisherAberdeen University Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-85752-073-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventNorth Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference - Northern Ireland, Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 20121 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameFiddle and Dance Studies from around the North Atlantic 5


ConferenceNorth Atlantic Fiddle Convention Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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