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November 17, 2016 Print

Program 1747:  The American Folklife Center at Forty – part 1 (November 17, 2016) Week 46

In 1976, the American Folklife Center was created at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Charged with preserving and presenting American folklife, its collections and events also embrace cultures from every corner of the globe, and include about 6 million sound recordings. We join in with the AFC 40th anniversary celebrations as folklorists Nancy Groce and Steve Winick guide us through some of the Center’s remarkable recordings of iconic songs.

Gypsy Davy...by Woody Guthrie from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
As I Roved Out...by Seamus Ennis from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
My Son David...by Jeannie  Robertson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Highlander's Farewell to Sicily...by Hamish Henderson from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
The Times They Are a-Changin'...by Bob Dylan from The Times They Are a-Changin' (Columbia)
[ID excerpt] The Homes of Donegal...by Paul Brady from The Best of Paul Brady (Compass)
Arthur McBride & The Sergeant...by Carrie Grover from American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress
Arthur McBride...by Paul Brady from The Best of Paul Brady (Compass)
Selections from a recording made of Jean Ritchie and Norman Kennedy at the Newport Folk Festival, 1966:
Lay Ye Doon
Fair and Tender Ladies
Hop Up My Ladies
Mrs. McLeod's Reel
Natural Blues...by Moby from Play (V2.Mute.EMI)