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.
A book review of Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History, edited by Field Horne.
A book review of Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson
Valley by Jonathan Kruk.
Until the publication of Tahawus Memories, this old titanium town seemed as though it was destined to end up in the dustbin of history.
Mohawk Hudson Folklfe Festival
The 2021 Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival is described, from planning to implementation.
A book review of “Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking” by Toni Tipton-Martin.
A Reading Life
A review of “Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle,” by Clare Hunter.
A review of “One Rough Life. Ted Aslaw: Adirondack Lumber Camp and Barroom Singer,” by Robert D. Bethke.
Voices of New York
A portrait of musician George Ward and his body of work that highlights the Erie Canal in song.
Spiedies, Grape Pies, and Garbage Plates (Oh MY!): A Serious Look at Upstate New York’s Silly-Sounding Foods
Spiedies, Grape Pies, and Garbage Plates are three unique foodways traditions chronocled by the author.
A review of the book by Margaret Creighton.
Book Review: Sad Characters of American Folk Songs
A book review of “Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired Stagolee, John Henry, and Other Traditional American Folk Songs,” by Richard Polenberg.
Book review of “Omnium Gatherum: Campfire Stories and Adiondack Adventures”
New York Heritage: A Digital Archive
A Description of New York Heritage, an online resource providing access to digitized primary sources, including folklore materials.
The New York Folklore Society Features “Legends and tales” at its 2011 Annual Conference
A report on the New York Folklore Society’s 2011 Annual Conference held at Binghamton University.