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Guide to the New Hampshire Folk Festival Tapes, 1976-1986

Collection number: MC 262

Size: 10 boxes (5.5 cu.ft.)

About the New Hampshire Folk Festival

The first resurrected New Hampshire Folk Festival – an event with that name had previously been held from 1946-1964 – was held at Pat’s Peak Ski Area in Henniker on August 15, 1976. It emerged from the Saturday night coffee houses held at the Open Kitchen, a natural foods restaurant in Concord, which provided a place for area musicians to play. Folks at the Open Kitchen felt it was time that serious consideration be given to musicians in New Hampshire instead of talent from Boston or New York always being showcased. The first festival realized this idea and also served as a fundraiser for the Open Kitchen, which let its space be used for an assortment of community activities, functioning as much as a community center as a restaurant. The Folk Festival continued on an annual basis at Pat’s Peak until 1980. It then took a hiatus for a couple of years before returning in 1983 in Concord and finally ceasing in 1986.

About the New Hampshire Folk Festival Tapes

The collection consist of 72 3/4″ tapes of festival performances made during the festivals of 1978-1980 and 1983-1986. They were filmed by various members of the film crew and logged by John Groefrer of Accompany Video Production in Concord, N.H., who donated them to the University of New Hampshire in 1998. Song and tune titles and other footage content come from his logs, which are often incomplete and contain inaccuracies. Any assistance in providing correct information where there are mistakes or gaps will be gratefully received.

There are also four videotapes in different formats, original logs, two copies of festival programs and posters, a banner, a NH Folk Festival teeshirt and four volunteer buttons from the 1986 festival.

There are digitized versions of 17 of the tapes. These are indicated in the finding aid against the names of the performers.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], New Hampshire Folk Festival Tapes, MC 262, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation, John Groefrer, Accompany Video Production, Concord, N.H. (Accession number: 1998.17)

Related Material

New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music and Dance

Collection Contents

Series I: 3/4″ Videotapes

Subseries A: 3rd Annual New Hampshire Folk Festival, 1978

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 1 Omer Marcoux/Chris Morgan (has digitized version)

Omer Marcoux: Montaigne Reel; Reel de Campagne; Logger Breakdown; Reel Beatrice; Listen to the Mockingbird; Blue Waltz; Longchamp from Canada; Ruin Reel; Canadian Jig; Momanize (? – German tune); Au Grande Cafe; Reel #2

Chris Morgan: The Curse of Drink; Morgan Magan; O’Carolan’s Concerto; Blackwaterside; Primrose Polka; Scottish Strathspey

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 2 Chris Morgan/The Smith Family

Chris Morgan: Scottish strathspey (continued from previous tape); As the Sun Shone Brightly; The Court of King Caractacus; William Tell Overture; The Hartlepool Monkey

The Smith Family: Leftover Lovin’; Seven Bridges Road; My Style; Strollerman Blues; Rock, Salt & Nails; Country Girl With Stars in My Eyes; Lovesick Blues; Angel From My Montgomery; Lighter Shade of Blue; Reason To Believe; Sweet Thing

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 3 Cora Bardwell/Cormac McCarthy

Cora Bardwell: John Hardhat

Cormac McCarthy: Pink Flamingo; Sleazy Bar; Make the Man; The Blue Mountains; Broke Again; Sometimes I Think I’m Home Again; Long Love Can’t You Save Me?

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 4 Rodney and Randy Miller Rodney and Randy Miller (has digitized version)

Schankopa Reel; Canadian Reel (White Poach); Broken Sword; Dancin’ Bear; Old Time Quadrille [Bob McQuillen(?) tunes]; Ragmey (?) O’er the Dark; King’s Favorite; G Minor Reel; Cultivator’s Reel; Miss Ball; Earl of Mansfield; La Belle Catherine; Southern Polkas; Chickadee Polka; McPherson’s Lament; Reels

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 5 Allan Block & Nancy McDowell/Sara Grey & Joan Sprung

Allan Block & Nancy McDowell: Bonaparte’s Retreat; Red Mountain Wine; Barlow Knife; The Patteroller (?) Song; The Florida Blues; Carroll County Blues; Foreign Lander (?); Indian Nation; I Can’t Feel At Home In This World Any More; Belehonte’s (?) Hornpipe; Black Mountain Rag

Sara Grey & Joan Sprung: Boatman (?); ?; Rattle on the Stovepipe; Sweet Sunny South

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 6 Sara Grey & Joan Sprung/Purly Gates (has digitized version)

Sara Grey & Joan Sprung: Rich Farmer; Spring Always Comes Again; Fair Maid Stranded; Mull of Kintyre

Purly Gates: Drunk on a Bottle of Booze; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Jean Harlow; Persian Rug; Bill Morgan and His Gals; Sunny Side of the Street; Shimmy Like My Sister Kate; Feeling Good

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 7 Purly Gates/Bill Morrissey/Bill Staines

Purly Gates: Doing the New Lowdown; Lazybones; I Love You

Bill Morrissey: Newmarket; Marie Osmond; The Packard Company

Bill Staines: One Long Whistle; Old Jack; The Blackfly Song; Rooty Toot Toot For the Moon; Annie Drew; Crazy Leslie; Zane Grey; Haulin’ in the Wood; Brother Earl (Yodeling Song)

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 8 Bethlehem Sheiks

Bethlehem Sheiks: ?; Sales Tax Zoning; Just One Way to the Pearly Gates; ?; Ballbust Gel 99 (Woman You Love) (?); ?; Fiddling; Lakes of ? (Irish Ballad); NADA

Bill Morrissey: Newmarket; Marie Osmond; The Packard Company

Bill Staines: One Long Whistle; Old Jack; The Blackfly Song; Rooty Toot Toot For the Moon; Annie Drew; Crazy Leslie; Zane Grey; Haulin’ in the Wood; Brother Earl (Yodeling Song)

Box 1
Box 1, Tape 9 John Wardwell Blues Band (has digitized version)

John Wardwell Blues Band: Sweet Chicago; I Love the Life I Live; I Gotta Find My Baby; I Got the Blues; It’s Gonna Be Your Funeral; I Love My Girl the Same; You Said You Love Me Now

Subseries B: 4th Annual New Hampshire Folk Festival, 1979

Box 2
Box 2, Tape 1 Bob McCarthy Revival

Bob McCarthy Revival: Living Up On The Mountain; Medley; Need A Whole Lot More of Jesus; Undo For The Lord; Call on Jesus; Keep on the Sunny Side; On A Cloudy Day; Old Home; I Am A Pilgrim; We Shall Not Be Moved; Will The Circle Be Unbroken; Living Up On The Mountain

Box 2, Tape 2 Purly Gates Band

Purly Gates Band: We’ll Put On A harmony; Sugar Baby; Jean Harlow; Bill Morgan; Song To All You Vipers; Cruel Mother; Ticka Ticka Too; Banjo tunes; Cripple Creek; Black-Eyed Suzie; Doin’ the New Lowdown; Swinging On A Star

Box 2, Tape 3 Taylor Whiteside & Sammie Haynes

Taylor Whiteside & Sammie Haynes: You Don’t Have To Worry; When I Need You Most Of All; One Round Left For Me; Them Dance Hall Girls; A Waltz For You Again; Whippoorwill; Ghost Riders

Box 2, Tape 4 Harvey Tolman & Jason Little (has digitized version)

Harvey Tolman & Jason Little: Medley of strathspeys and reels; Medley of jigs; Lament For Larry —?; Old Grey Cat; Medley of jigs

Box 2, Tape 5 Kathy Lowe

Kathy Lowe: Rustling of the Coals; Children’s Song; New Hampshire For Damn Sure; Country Gardens; Wedding Dress; ?; When I Come Back?; Swing and Turn Jubilee; Every Night When The Sun Goes Down; No name song; French song; Feeling Safe and Sound

Box 2, Tape 6 John Perrault

John Perrault: Deer River Blues; Be Mindful of the River; Blues Harp solo; View From The Platform; Drifting in the Waters; New Hampshire; Fly Away; Trouble in Mind; Automobile Blues; Rosalie; Frankie and Johhny; ?

Box 2, Tape 7 April Limber & Bob McQuillen (has digitized version)

April Limber & Bob McQuillen: Scotty O’Neill; Irishmen Heart to the —?; Jimmie Allen; Jig medley; Planxty To Your Own; Patrick Street; Sheebeg Sheemore; Jig medley; Growling Old Man; Newly Wed; Star of Munster; Cary McLain

Box 2, Tape 8 Silver Dollar String Band

Silver Dollar String Band: Hail, hail, The Guys Are All Here; Robin; The Old PIne Tree; Sap Beer Song; Little Maggie; Little Red Schoolhouse; Russian Folk Tune; Salty Dog; Ain’t Coming Back

Box 2, Tape 9 Bill Staines

Bill Staines: Old Jack; Blues song; happy Yodel; Sweet Wyoming Home; Concerto in E; Handel Watyer Music; Haulin’ in the Wood; Yodeling Song; Only Remembered

Box 3
Box 3, Tape 1 Banzai Band

Banzai Band: Mean Mistreated; Keep It Clean; Rollin’; ?; Little Queen of Spades; All By Myself; Statesboro Blues

Box 3, Tape 2 Fleet Street Shuffle

Fleet Street Shuffle: Have Some Fun Tonight; Rough Riders; I Need Somebody; I’m Tired of Sneaking Around; Saturday Night Fish Fry; A Rainy Night; Funky Bohemia

Subseries C: 5th Annual New Hampshire Folk Festival, 1980

Box 3
Box 3, Tape 3 Omer Marcoux (has digitized version)

Omer Marcoux: Au Grande Cafe; Ruin Reel; Star Waltz; Labrador Reel; Maman ?; French Reel; Reel Beatrice; Linda Reel

Box 3, Tape 4 Bob McQuillen & April Limber (has digitized version)

Bob McQuillen & April Limber: ?

Box 3, Tape 5 Karen Kayen

Karen Kayen: Few Days; Johnson Boys; Lord Franklin; Groundhog Song; Woodsmoke and Wine; You Can’t Take Out ?; Blue Blaze Blind Drunk; Don’t You Waste My Time; Mother Earth

Box 3, Tape 6 Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy: Madness in the Family; Lady’s Like Automatic; A Drift in the Mountain; Pink Flamingo; Uncle Mackie on the Beach; Blue Mountain; Sleazy Beer; Bad Company

Box 3, Tape 7 Sharon Pyne & Kevin McElroy

Sharon Pyne & Kevin McElroy: Planxty Charles O’Connor; Lakes of Pontchartrain; Reel; Piper’s Chair Medley; Flute & bodhran; Hornpipes; Scottish air; Reels; Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore

Box 3, Tape 8 Last Chance String Band (Ryan Thomson, fiddle; Paul Mangion, banjo; Charles Nolan, guitar; Jim Marks, mandolin)

Last Chance String Band: Chicken Reel; Milwaukee Blues; Leading The Right Life Now; Sugar Hill; Old Account; Sail Away Ladies; Liza Jane; Rocky Pallet; Saro Jane; East Tennessee Blues; Brother Ephus; Down the Road; Waterbound; John Henry; Just A Little More Time

Box 3, Tape 9 Second Hand Rose

Second Hand Rose: Ginseng Soldier; Road To ?; ?; Sweet and Slow; Miss Molly; Choo Choo Boogie; ?; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Shipwrecked Man; Luxury Liner; One Way Trip

Box 4
Box 4, Tape 1 Taylor Whiteside

Taylor Whiteside: Desert Pete; Dark Highway; The Bluebird; Hard Luck Blues; You Didn’t Have To Worry; The Hoodoo Men; Virtuoso-so-so; Way Out There; Whippoorwill

Box 4, Tape 2 Purly Gates

Purly Gates: Awful Lot of Coffee; Cheek to Cheek; Coasting Along; Oh Me Oh My; I Doodle Dare You; Staten Island; Soldier’s Joy; Tic a Tock O Tee; Song For All You Vipers; You Get What You Pay For

Box 4, Tape 3 Bill Morrissey

Bill Morrissey: Night Shift; Sweaty Woman; She Moves Through The Fair; Snow Outside The Mill; Stupid People; He Drinks Alone; I Want To Go To Art School; Lara Song; Rollin’ in My Sweet Babushka’s Arms; Small Town on the River

Box 4, Tape 4 Lincoln Mountain Bluegrass Band

Lincoln Mountain Bluegrass Band: Lincoln Mountain Bluegrass: First Song; Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright; Don’t Know My Next Picture ?; With A Small Exception; Riding On The L & M; Rawhide; Doin’ My Time; Old Tennessee; The Bluebird is Singing; Wintery Feeling; Pick Away; Sitting On Top of the World; These Times

Box 4, Tape 5 John Wardwell Blues Band (has digitized version)

John Wardwell Blues Band: First Song; Be Satisfied; All By Myself; Shake Rattle’n’Roll; ?; Sweet Old Chicago; Memphis Blues; ?; Mojo Working

Subseries D: 6th Annual New Hampshire Folk Festival, 1983

Box 4
Box 4, Tape 6 Pam Smith

Pam Smith: Who’s Seducing Who?; Goin’ to Frisco; Knock on Wood; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Nothing Lasts Forever; To Gramps; Fever; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Nobody Loves You When You’re Down and Out

Box 4, Tape 7 Click Horning/Ed Gerhard

Click Horning: Further Down the Line; Wildflower?; The Mountain’s Pride; Mad Dog Song; Ageless Woodland Wonder; Railroad, Railroad; Rainmaker

Ed Gerhard: Crow; Medley; Nightbirds; Untitled; Medley; Untitled

Box 4, Tape 8 John Wardwell Blues Band (has digitized version)

John Wardwell Blues Band: Be Satisfied; Chicago; All By Myself; It Wasn’t Right; Check Out On My Baby; Wardwell Boogie

Box 4, Tape 9 Bill Morrissey

Bill Morrissey: Small Town on the River; It’s Dangerous Out There; Barstow; Morrissey Falls In Love At First Sight; ?; Petticoat Junction; Texas Blues; Swimming (?); Rosie

Box 5
Box 5, Tape 1 New England Tradition (only partially playable) (has digitized version)

New England Tradition: Medley of 4 reels; waltzes by Sarah Bauhan; Three jigs by Ros M; Three Scottish waltzes; medley of reels

Box 5, Tape 2 Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy: Madness in the Family; Another Year; French Western Song; Wop it (?); Friend of the Family; We’re Dumb and We Drink; Blue Mountains; Make It A New Start; A Drift in the Mountain; Pink Flamingo

Box 5, Tape 3 Speed The Plough/Ed Gerhard (tape unplayable)

Speed The Plough: ? (fiddle tunes); Jessie James/The Glendale Train; White Freightliner Blues (Townes Van Zandt); Temperance Reel and 3 others; We Shall Rise; Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette; Bill Cheetham; Fish and Whistle (John Prine); What Goes On (Lennon-McCartney); Whisky

Ed Gerhard: The Little Irishman; Going Home/Long John

Box 5, Tape 4 Bill Staines

Bill Staines: Talking about how he got started in music; his early influences; stage experience; songwriting; favorite song; being a sponge; yodelling; remember to change the mood; going blank; his worst concert experience; future for the music business

Box 5, Tape 5 Mink Hill Band

Mink Hill Band: Good Morning Country Rain; Hickory Wind; El Comencharo; Goodbye Marie; My Blue Tears; Instrumental; Johnson Boys; Bye Bye Love

Box 5, Tape 6 Mitch Shuldman (tape unplayable)

Mitch Shuldman (tape unplayable): Take a —? Chance; Take A Woman Like You; Something Special; ?; ?; ?; Tango of Dreams

Box 5, Tape 7 Blackwater String Band (tape unplayable)

Blackwater String Band: Katie Donahue; I Want A Man; One For The Morning Glory; Instrumental; Sullivan’s John; Do You Want Your Old Lover?; Men Behind The Wire; Goin’ Back Where I Came From; Pop There Goes Boston; Dance tunes; Spiritual; Beale Street Blues

Subseries E: 7th Annual New Hampshire Folk Festival, 1984

Box 5, Tape 8 Poor Howard (has digitized version)

Poor Howard: Omaha; Jack’s Red Cheetah; St. Paul Woman; Chicken Cordon Blues; Elaine —?; St. Louis —; Draft Dodger Song; Charles Street Rag; John Dillinger; Bull Frog Blues; New Grape

Box 6
Box 6, Tape 1 Purly Gates

Purly Gates: Things Are Going My Way; Fiddle Tune; Zippedy Doo Dah; Roses and Daffodils; Fiddle Medley; You Come Out of the Closet; Move Over To The Other Side; Barbed Wire; Fiddle Medley; Flea and Fly; Coffee; Don’t You Go Reaching

Box 6, Tape 2 Pam Smith

Pam Smith: Honeysuckle Rose; God Bless The Child; Love Slips Away; Hobo; Gramps; Lover Man, Where Can You Be?; Rock, Salt and Nails; Strollerman Blues; Leo Kottke Song; Gold Old Wagon

Box 6, Tape 3 Lincoln Mountain Bluegrass

Lincoln Mountain Bluegrass: Opening Tune; Just Think I’ll Stay Around; Sweet Little Miss Blue Eye; Some Old Day; Instrumental; On and On; Darlene, Think Of What You Do; Live and Let Live; Life of a Railroad Man; Doin’ My Time; Listenin’ To The Rain; Mountain Railroad; Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright); Goodnight

Box 6, Tape 4 R.P. Hale, Sylvia Miskoe & Justine Paul (has digitized version)

R.P. Hale, Sylvia Miskoe & Justine Paul: Loggerman’s Breakdown; Snowflake Breakdown; Two jigs; Omer Marcoux medley

Box 6, Tape 5 Paul Mangion/Capt. Fiddle

Paul Mangion: Still House; Bonnie James Campbell; The Old Hungry H— House; As Time Draws Near; Going Across The Mountain; Wild Bill Jones; Cooko Cooko; Morning Blues

Capt. Fiddle: Blues Come Around; Fiddle Medley; Been All Over This World; Medley; Over The Hill

Box 6, Tape 6 Alouette Iselin

Alouette Iselin: Healing Water; A Magic Song; Your Daughters, Your Sons; Alouette’s Waltz; The Haying Song; Midnight on the Water; The Tinkerman’s Daughters; The Friend You’ve Been

Box 6, Tape 7 Karen Kayen

Karen Kayen: Two Hands; Jubilee; Saw You My Magic; Old Man Tenney; Handgun Song; Christie Warden (?); The Road Not Taken; A Nice Place; Working Girl Blues; Margaret’s Quilt

Box 6, Tape 8 Click Horning

Click Horning: Copper Kettle; Good Man Blues; Venice is Sinking; Mad Dog; Guitar Store Dream; It Could Happen To You

Box 6, Tape 9 John Perrault Band

John Perrault Band: Road Keeps A Rollin’; New Hampshire; Chocorua; Drifting On The Water; Mondale Song; Keep A Watch On the [Road]?; Sonny’s Back; Lucky Jim

Subseries F: 8th Annual New Hampshire Folk Festival, 1985

Box 7
Box 7, Tape 1 Alouette Iselin

Alouette Iselin: Black Jack Oak; Song For Pierre; For Real; Joke song: The Case For The Defense; Blacksmith’s Daughter; The Defense Department’s Fundraiser Song; Highway Hunter; I Had An Id; The Good in Living

Box 7, Tape 2 Odds Bodkin

Odds Bodkin: Ghost Town; When The Troubadour Comes Home; Three Little Pigs

Box 7, Tape 3 Mark Hopkins & Jon Norling

Mark Hopkins & Jon Norling: White Mountain Home; Beach Song; You Never Knew Who; Frankie; Just A Boy; Empty Glass Blues; Mobile Home Song; Back to new England; Sarah; My Town

Box 7, Tape 4 Joe Pomerleau, Milt Appleby and Friends (has digitized version)

Joe Pomerleau, Milt Appleby and Friends: Bowing the Strings; Redwing; Mouth of the Tobique; Whiskey Witch; Montreal Reel; Cyclone Reel; Highway Reel; Dance Around Molly; Redwing; Waltz; Train Songs; Irish Washerwoman; Grey Eagle; St. Anne’s Reel

Box 7, Tape 5 Canterbury Orchestra (Dudley Laufman, harmonica; Cal Howard, piano and bass; Vince O’Donnell, fiddle; Taylor Whiteside, fiddle; Allan Block, fiddle; Deanna Stiles, flute and piccolo; Lydia Reeves, fiddle; Nicholas S. Howe, fiddle; Dave Fuller, accordion; Jerry Weene, banjo & fiddle; Randy Miller, accordion; Sylvia Miskoe, accordion; Dick Nevell, electric guitar; Jack Sloanaker, bass and piano) – (has digitized version)

Canterbury Orchestra: Mary Desrosiers intro; Farewell to Whiskey/Money Musk; Mutual Love, aka The Flight; Glenn Towle; Gentle Maiden; Le Grandeuse; Coleraine Jig; Yellow-Haired Laddie; Prince William; Scotty O’Neal

Box 7, Tape 6 Solomon’s Seal (has digitized version)

Solomon’s Seal: Medley #1; Medley of Reels; Julia Grover; Medley; Farewell My Friends; All The Hay Was In; We L– Away (?); Medley

Box 7, Tape 7 Harvey Reid

Harvey Reid: Suite in F; No Trouble a $ Won’t Cure; Cryin’ Shame; Political song; Greensleeves medley; Nobody Comes To Call; Dirty Dish Rag; Very Old Song

Box 7, Tape 8 Susie Burke

Susie Burke: Coal Mining Woman; I Wish You Were Here; Wheels; Color Song; Shelley’s Blues; Ballad of Penny Evans; We Are the Boat; A Chat With Your Mother; People Like You

Box 7, Tape 9 Gary Hull

Gary Hull: Howard Grades; Going To Heaven Song; She’s Nobody’s Fool; Anybody Can Write Rock’n’Roll; Love in our Lives; Grandfather Song; Frontal Lobotomy; Yodel Song; Oscar the Angel

Box 8
Box 8, Tape 1 T.J. Wheeler

T.J. Wheeler: Casey Jones; Smokers; Let Me Have Some Love; The ‘A’ Train; Save, Save, Save; Blues is a Healer

Subseries G: 9th Annual New Hampshire Folk Festival, 1986

Box 8
Box 8, Tape 2 Odds Bodkin

Odds Bodkin: Dream of Branwen; The Blossom Tree; Dragon Tails; Three Little Pigs

Box 8, Tape 3 Crossbow

Crossbow: Love Come Home; Joe English; Fiddle tunes; The Battle of New Orleans; Fiddle tunes; Darlin’, I Don’t Mind; Fiddle tunes; Sitting On Top of the World; Sevilla Jones; Growling Bear

Box 8, Tape 4 Susie Burke

Susie Burke: Shelley’s Blues; Baby Needs A Parent; Love Comes To The Simple Heart; Deportee; Love Me Like Mad; White Collar Holler; Aint Life A Brook; Colour Song; A Chat With Your Mother; A Sailor’s Prayer

Box 8, Tape 5 Taylor Whiteside

Taylor Whiteside: The Martin Grey; Roll Ocean Roll; The Blind Fiddler; To be Loved and Loved By You; Daddy, Don’t Let Go; If I Had The Wings of a Goose; Fiddle Medley; The Rattlin’ Bog; Mary Ellen Carter; I Do Believe

Box 8, Tape 6 Joe Pomerleau, Milt Appleby and Friends (has digitized version)

Joe Pomerleau, Milt Appleby and Friends: Susie tune; Grande Reel Canadienne; Crooked Stove Pipe; Golden Button Reel; La Bastringue; Irish Washerwoman/Laura Appleby/Irish Washerwoman; Casey Jones; Old 97; Redwing; Father’s Waltz; St. Anne’s Reel; Washington Lee Swing; The White Horseman; When They Ring The Golden Bells; Soldier’s Joy

Box 8, Tape 7 Allan Block

Allan Block: Yellow Barber; Handsome Molly; Calico; Red Mountain Wine; Goin’ Round This World; No Bugs On Me; Wedding Dress; Big Sciota; John Henry; Going Back To Dixie; White Rose Waltz

Box 8, Tape 8 Cosy Sheridan with guest Susie Burke

Cosy Sheridan with guest Susie Burke: Maggie; The Mower; Mermaid Song; Love/Sex; Leaving His Love Behind; That’s What Little Kids Do; Wild Women; Nobody Home But Me; Murder Ballad; I Wish I Had Someone To Love; Lullaby; (with Susie Burke) Spring Roses/October Roses; Tell Me Why; Going Home To Caledonia

Box 8, Tape 9 Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy: Mill Wheels Turn; Married Man; Friend of the Family; Cows; Barbecue; French Western Song; Nobody Loves Me Like You; When My Boat is Built Again

Box 9
Box 9, Tape 1 Boogaloo Swamis

Boogaloo Swamis: Bosco Stomp; Cajun Two Step; Jole Blon; Sugar Bee; How Long; Diggi Diggi Lo; Port Arthur Waltz; Hound Dog Baby; Hot Tamale Baby; Built for Comfort; I Can’t Stop It; Back Door; Boogaloo Boogie; ‘Tit Fille; Zydeco Boogaloo

Box 9, Tape 2 1978 N.H. Folk Festival (Scotch Video Tape) 1978
Box 9, Tape 3 NH Bluegrass Festival, Henniker (Sony Video Tape V30H), Aug 13, 1978
Box 9, Tape 3 Songs of New Hampshire (Sony Video Tape V30H), Feb 25, 1979
Box 9, Tape 4 Last Chance String Band (VHS copy of Box 3 Tape 8), 1980

Series II: Logs, Programs, Buttons and External Hard Drive

Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1 Log, 1978
Box 9, Folder 2 Log, 1979
Box 9, Folder 3 Log, 1980
Box 9, Folder 4 Log, 1983
Box 9, Folder 5 Log, 1984
Box 9, Folder 6 Log, 1985
Box 9, Folder 7 Log, 1986
Box 9, Folder 8 Two programs for the following festivals, 1976, 1978 and 1979
Box 9, Folder 9 Two programs for the following festivals, 1980 and 1984
Box 9, Folder 10 Two programs forthe following festivals, 1985 and 1986
Box 9, Folder 11 Four volunteer buttons from the 1986 festival
Box 9, Folder 12 Flyers; New Hampshire Chronicle, Aug 10, 1983; three photographs of Omer Marcoux and band
Box 9, Folder 13 External hard drive with digitized versions of 17 of the above tapes (these are indicated in the finding aid against the names of the performers)

Series III: Oversize Items

Oversize Box 1
Yellow teeshirt, 1983
Green banner
Posters, two each, for all the festivals from 1976-1980 and 1984-1986 (missing 1983)

5 Responses to “Guide to the New Hampshire Folk Festival Tapes, 1976-1986”

  1. Ryan J Thomson Says:

    Dear Archives: This is what you have listed for the Last Chance String Band NH Folk Festival tape: Chicken Reel; Milwaukee Blues; Leading The Right Life Now; Sugar Hill; Old Account Was Settled; Sail Away Ladies; Little Lizzie; Rocky Balboa; Saro Jane; Carroll County Blues; ?; Down the Road; Water Bound; John Henry; Little More Time

    Here are corrections: Little Lizzie should be “Liza Jane.” Rocky Balboa should be “Rocky Pallet.” Carroll County Blues should be “Dickson County Blues.”

    sincerely yours,

    Ryan Thomson – fiddler for Last Chance String Band 4 Elm Court Newmarket, NH 03857 603-659-2658 http://www.captainfiddle.com

  2. Roland Goodbody Says:

    Belated thanks, Ryan, for your corrections to the set list for the Last Chance String Band’s performance. I made the changes some time ago, but neglected to thank you for the information. Roland Goodbody, Manuscripts Curator

  3. Wilson Lam Says:

    Thanks for listing the info about Hampshire Folk Festival Tapes. I have been searching these for my research.

  4. bill morgan Says:

    This is great, Is there anywhere I can watch the videos of the festival online?

  5. Roland Goodbody Says:

    The 3/4″ tapes have not been transferred to digital format, except for two or three of them. These were done on request and the transfer paid for by the interested party. But at this point there is no plan to make them available online. There are copyright issues on some of the material and we’d have to get the permission of the performers as well.