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Interview Transcription - Tape I

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Introduction. Meeting to discuss idea for a F&D presentation for upcoming Society of Ethnomusicology (SEM) conference at Wesleyan. Structure of a muster and how to capture that on video. 00:00
Ancient Times subscription limitations 09:52
Thinking through the structure of the SEM talk. F&D from the historical and ethnomusicological standpoints. Folk community self-awareness. 12:34
Competitive classifications. Olsen's first Field Day experiences 1946-50. Moeller suggesting the term 'muster' to Ed and Ed suggesting it to Deep River. 15:03
Defining the term 'Ancient'. Uniforms and the formation of the Centennial Legion. Specific mention of Kentish Guards. 17:53
Ancient, standard, and contemporary tune repertoire. Period authenticity. Age, sound, and quality considerations. Yellow Rose of Texas. 23:00
Discussion of recording and Ed playing tunes differently each time through 29:49
(side break) 31:45
Historical function of F&D. Uniqueness of the Mariners. 31:50
Old corps and playing for recreation. Jefferson & Liberty. A 'working definition' of Ancient- as a description. 39:08
Marching and parading. Sam Bayard anecdote. The New England civilian/military ambiguity. Bruce & Emmett. Colonel Hart. Drum sizes and Mattatuck. 47:25
Going through Ed's photos. Moodus & Mattatuck. 59:04

Interview Transcription - Tape II

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Anthropology of F&D 00:00
Mariners stories. Current Mariner leadership. Ciaglia et al in competition. Acton Minutemen muster. Carl Balestracci's bell tower. 03:55
Returning to the layout of the presentation. Art Schrader presenting F&D to the public through CT Library Association and the Newport Folk Festival. 18:55
Bascom Lamar Lunsford 28:00
Formation of the Company. Concerns about using the Mariners as a primary example. 31:55
(side break) 33:04
Concerns continued 33:07
Discrepancies in muster anniversaries 34:00
Ed suggests focusing on Lancraft. Controversy over the Indian color guard uniform. Art's definitions of 'traditional' vs 'revival' Ancient corps. 37:35
Establishing a plan for moving forward with the presentation. A tangential discussion of parlor music. Increasing number of players who read notation. Drum code and fife tablature. Ben Emerick. Ed's first teaching experience. 42:36
Satirizing organizations. Bob Clark. (two simultaneous conversations) 50:40
An event for the Rhode Island Historical Society. Nathanael Greene. 55:10
Concluding remarks. 56:27
Art singing and playing guitar, Ed accompanying on fife 58:00

 


Archival Notes

Bonnie Wade (Brown Univ.), Debbie Waldman (Brown Univ.), Ed Olsen, Art Schrader (OSV), Joe Tatter (Mariners)

Date: Abt. 1974-1975

Tape 114 & 115