Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series
Project Abstract/ Summary
Ballads in Maine Workshop consists of a panel discussion/performance and audience participation of several ballads collected in Maine. A history of ballad collecting in the British and American tradition presented by Pauleena MacDougall, Ballads as Literature presented by Sarah Harlan-Haughey and performance of ballads by musicians Julia Lane and Jeff McKeen. We will also invite the audience in advance to bring their favorite ballad and have an open discussion with the audience about ballads and ballad singing. The program will take place in three libraries: Fogler Library at the University of Maine in Orono, Belfast Public Library in Belfast, Maine and Portland Public Library in Portland, Maine in April of 2013.
Maine Folklife Center, "Ballads in Maine Workshop" (2012). Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. 286.