Songs to Keep

“Getting the Lore Back to the Folk”

Daniel Franklin Ward, PhD


Ward, Daniel Franklin. “Songs to Keep: ‘Getting the Lore Back to the Folk.'” New York Folklore, vol. 41:3-4, 2015. pp. 42-45.


This essay describes the Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY) project to share the documentation of traditional folk music of the North Country with recordings made between 1942 and 1967 by Marjorie Lansing Porter (1891–1973), with the production of a 40-page songbook, a 17-song CD, and a PBS documentary.