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John Harrod Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection

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Original Audio Recordings

Original Video Recordings

Photographs and Printed Matter



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John Harrod Kentucky Fiddle Music Collection, 1970-1990 | Berea College Special Collections & Archives

By Harry Rice

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: Harrod, John

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Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in three series:

Series 1: Original Audio Recordings; Boxes 1-6

Series 2: Original Video Recordings; Boxes 7-20

Series 3: Photographs and Printed Matter; Box 21

Subjects: Banjo music--Kentucky., Fiddle tunes--Kentucky., Folk music--Kentucky.

Languages: English

Abstract

The recordings preserve the singing and playing of several dozen musicians mostly from the eastern half of the state. Many of them have since passed on and in several instances the tunes and playing styles documented date well back into the 1800s. Predominant tune sources for the fiddlers recorded include minstrel stage music and the dance music of Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, and in some instances, African American traditions.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection is comprised of two-hundred (200) audio field recordings and eighty eight (88) video recordings of interviews and performances documenting the repertoire and playing styles of several dozen Kentucky fiddlers, banjo players and singers.  The audio and video recordings were made over several years’ time (1970-1990) by John Harrod (b. 1946), an able musician and one of the leading documenters of older style traditional music in Kentucky, particularly its strong fiddle tradition.

Also included in the collection are photographs of performers and a transcript of an  interview of Darley Fulks recorded by John Harrod. (Tapes JH-CT-101-008 / 009).

Biographical Note

John Harrod (b. 1946), is an able musician and one of the leading documenters of older style traditional music in Kentucky, particularly its strong fiddle tradition.

Subject/Index Terms

Banjo music--Kentucky.
Fiddle tunes--Kentucky.
Folk music--Kentucky.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: Follow links in Series Two and Three box lists to view video and photographs. There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations. Listening copies of all recordings can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Processing Information: The collection was arranged by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was updated in September 2015.

Other Note: BCA 0089 SAA 089


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