ICL: FOLK SONG REVIVAL

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Name: ICL: FOLK SONG REVIVAL
Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Event Description:
FOLK SONG REVIVAL By David Brose
 
During the 1930’s the revival of folk music, especially ballads, came from Professors and scholars who looked to ballads as “survivals” of cultures now gone, or much changed by industrialization. In the 1940’s the folksong revival came first from New York City and later to cities like Chicago, Denver and L.A.   In NYC and the other urban centers, were people linked to socialism or other types of left wing politics. These were people like the Almanac singers, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, and people who were not left wing in their politics, but had great influence in folk music such as Burl Ives and John Jacob Niles. In the 1950’s there was growing influence and appreciation of folk music through popular performers like Burl Ives, Harry Belafonte, and the ongoing career of John Jacob Niles. In 1958 The Kingston Trio recorded “Hang Down your Head Tom Dooley.” Hundreds of thousands of young people bought guitars, banjos, printed folksong and ballad collections and record albums. Soon imitators came into the folk music “scene,” with groups like the Chad Mitchell Trio, The Brothers Four and the Limeliters. This folk song revival continued until roughly 1965 when the youth of America were taken by “The British Invasion” and groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Cultural forces moved the youth of America away from the folk music and into other forms like Rock and Roll and jazz. It must be noted that the 1958-mid 60’s folksong revival was an urban phenomenon; folk music had been in the rural south, Appalachia, The Catskills, and the Adirondacks, to name a few, as an unbroken tradition that existed outside the realm of popular culture. We will talk about and listen to folk music from the 1930’s-1960’s in four two hour sessions. 
 
David A. Brose was born May 17, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio in a community called “The Hilltop” that was home to hundreds of Appalachian People who moved North for factory work, construction work, or work in their “trade” such as tool and dye making. David began banjo in 1960 at the age of nine. He played guitar by the age of 13. In the 1970’s David studied Folklore at The Ohio State University, while he also taught guitar and banjo at the Columbus (Ohio) Folk Music Center. In 1982 David received a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University. That same year David became Colorado State Folklorist where he remained until 1992 when he became the Folklorist at the John C. Campbell Folk School. David lives in Murphy, NC.  He has a son, Austin, who lives in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York and who is a professional musician.
Location:
ICL Classroom at Young Harris College.
    
Date/Time Information:
Wednesdays, 2/7 – 2/28, 4 Sessions, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Contact Information:
For more information please visit www.iclyhc.org for registration and detailed course information or call 706.379.5194 and leave a message or send an email to icl@yhc.edu.
Fees/Admission:
Course fee $16. (Requires ICL membership - $25 annually).
 
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