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Archive: March 2017 (2 Posts)

Man playing accordion

Billy McComiskey Concert Online for St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by: Stephen Winick

Note: This blog was updated in 2024 to add an oral history interview video, to convert it into a Homegrown Plus blog. Last Summer I profiled Billy McComiskey, Irish-American button accordion player, National Heritage Fellow, and leader in the east coast Irish traditional music scene.  I promised to update our readers when the concert went …

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Alan Lomax in Haiti: A Visit from Gage Averill

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The following is a guest post by Todd Harvey, AFC’s Lomax collection curator. Portions of the post appeared in a short essay Todd contributed to the Haiti box set pictured below. In 2009, ethnomusicologist Gage Averill edited and compiled the CD box set Alan Lomax in Haiti 1936-1937, and wrote the accompanying Grammy-nominated notes. He …