This collection of 850 audio reels, mostly recorded by Dr. Kenneth S. Goldstein, primarily documents folk traditions from the United Kingdom and Ireland and their influence on folklore and music in North America. The recordings include interviews with musicians and storytellers, live musical performances, recitations of folktales, folklore lectures, and more. Most recordings were done in Pennsylvania, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Scotland.
Kenneth S. Goldstein was a folklorist, record producer, collector, teacher, folk festival organizer, and chairman of the Department of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Goldstein produced over 500 records for Riverside, Stinson, Prestige, and other labels.
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