Utah Urban Pioneers: Concert-Lecture, Matching Songs (2008)

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Title Utah Urban Pioneers: Concert-Lecture, Matching Songs (2008)
Alternative Title Heather and Polly Stewart Matching Songs Concert, March 13, 2008
Links to Media https://stream.lib.utah.edu/index.php?c=portable_details&id=9595
Creator Dorrell, Heather Stewart; 1947- Stewart, Polly, 1943-2013
Contributor Green, Laura Marcus
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-03-13
Date Digital 2013-06-21
Temporal Coverage March 13, 2008
Description Recording of a concert-lecture (50 minutes, 12 seconds) given by the Stewart sisters-folklore scholar Polly Stewart and folk musician Heather Stewart Dorrell. They play the guitar and sing a few folk songs to entertain and educate an audience. These songs demonstrated some topics and terms in the academic discipline of folklore study. Includes a transcription by Laura R. Marcus
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah)
Subject Folk music--Utah
Keywords Heather Stewart Dorrell; Polly Stewart; Folk revival; Folk songs; Lectures; Musical performance
Table of Contents 1. Heather Dorrell introduces and sings song, "False Knight on the Road"; 2. Polly Stewart talks about English ballads in the New World, the emotional core of ballads, change and continuity over time/story about Barre Toelken as a young folklorist collecting "The Riddle Song" in North Carolina/Polly Stewart sings the song; 3. Polly Stewart and Heather Dorrell sing Child Number 76, "The Lass of Roch Royal", a cruel mother-in-law story/talks about the flexible emotional core of the story; 4. Polly Stewart talks about the concept of maverick verses in American folk singing/Heather Dorrell sings "The Fourth of July" as an example of this phenomenon; 5. Heather Dorrell and Polly Stewart sing the song, "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down" as an example of the maverick verse with flexible emotional core phenomenon; 6. Heather Dorrell sings Child Number 20, "The Cruel Mother"; 7. Polly Stewart talks about the line and metaphor contained therein, "She leaned her back against an oak . . . ." and sings "The Water is Wide" to illustrate another song containing this maverick verse; 8. Heather Dorrell sings "The Sailor Boy" as an example of a song composed of maverick verses; 9. Polly Stewart sings "I Once Had a Love"; 10. Polly Stewart talks about the folk song revival in Britain and in the U.S./sings "Old Man Rockin' the Cradle"; 11. Polly Stewart talks about John Lomax, the Texas folk song collector and the song, "Get Along Little Dogies"/Polly Stewart and Heather Dorrell sing "Get Along Little Dogies"; 12. Polly Stewart and Heather Dorrell close the concert with a song about Brigham Young, learned from Rosalie Sorrels
Abstract In this lecture-concert, the Stewart sisters sing a few songs in traditional folk style, and introduce the concept of emotional core and maverick verses. They use folksongs in the collection of Child Ballads to demonstrate how a folksong can travel and change--while generating many derivative versions, keeping the emotional core consistent
Type Sound
Genre Sound recordings
Format application/pdf
Extent 50.12 minutes
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Relation One of the 4 concerts in the Utah Urban Pioneers Collection
Is Part of Utah Urban Pioneers Concert Series
ARK ark:/87278/s6ff4b7t
Setname uu_utfolklore
Date Created 2013-07-01
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 716418
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ff4b7t
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