Tennessee Folklore Society Offering Free Virtual Annual Meeting

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Once again, the Tennessee Folklore Society has cancelled its annual meeting for 2021 due to Covid-19, and in its place the Society is posting online a group of recordings from sessions at previous annual meetings. “Past Meetings, Year 2: Another TFS Online Sampler” will roll out Nov. 6 beginning at 10 am CDT on their Facebook and Youtube pages linked from their home page at http://www.tennesseefolklore.org/.

Like last year’s program, the 2021 project includes videos by Martin Fisher of meeting presentations in recent years. It also features audio recordings from even earlier years which have been located in the Charles Wolfe collection at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music.
During this era outstanding Tennessee traditional musicians often played and sang at Society meetings, and three of these performances have been edited by Fisher for this year’s project. The Society invites interested public to join its members in enjoying this year’s online program:

“Jamboree Time: Remembering Radio in East Tennessee” (film by Bradley Hanson, 2015)   
 
“African-American String Music in the Roberts Family of Overton County” (Denis Kiely, 2018) 

“The Day of the Dead Alive and Well in Middle Tennessee” (Patricia Gaitley, 2018)   

“Cockfighting in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina: An Interpretation from Oral History”  (Charles Gunter, 1978)   

“Curly Fox: Fiddler” (1981) 

“Linnie Johnson: Unaccompanied Ballad Singer” (1981 & 1984) 

“Bud Garrett: Bluesman” (1981) 

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