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 This material may be protected by copyright. Permission may be required for use in any form. For further information please contact Alison Regan, Head of Scholarship and Education Services at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah: alison.regan@utah.edu
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 2014-02-19
ID 716418
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ff4b7t
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