Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Ballads in Maine Workshop


Maine Folklife Center


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Project Period

FY 2012-2013

Event Sponsor

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.