For today’s special Christmas Eve edition of the show, Patty is joined in the studio by Jim Leary, UW–Madison professor emeritus of folklore and Scandinavian studies. Jim was recently nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Album Notes category for his work on the album Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920–1924, released this year […]
Jan talks with Jim Leary, professor emeritus of folklore and Scandinavian Studies at the U.W., about his recent book “Pinery Boys: Songs and Songcatching in the Lumberjack Era”, which reveals the work done by Franz Rickaby and his studies on lumberjack songs and poets in the early 20th century.
(WORT)–The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced last week that it had just won a major grant to preserve historic recordings of Wisconsin’s folk music. The National Endowment for the Humanities will award $230,000 to the Mills Music Library and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwest Culture to digitize brittle and underused recordings stretching back […]
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