Media

Penn State folklore faculty and students have contributed to a number of media projects relating to folklore.

Pennsylvania Legends and Lore: Ghosts of the Commonwealth (2015, WPSU, 29:26)

Pennsylvania Legends and Lore: Ghosts of the Commonwealth is a documentary that brings to life the tales and traditions of the Commonwealth.

Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together (2018, WPSU, 26:46)

The story of folk art in Pennsylvania is a story of the many cultures that make the Commonwealth what it is. Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together explores some of the many textile arts that can be found throughout the state, examining the traditions behind them and the motivations of the craftspeople creating them.

Interview with Philip Horn, former director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (Susquehanna Folk Music Society, 2018, 30:23)

This interview of Philip Horn, the former executive director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, is from the 2018 Susquehanna Folk Festival. This was created in conjunction with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.

Interview with Rodney Miller, New England fiddler, appearing with The Stringrays (Susquehanna Folk Music Society, 2019, 27:43)

This interview is part of the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival’s Meet the Masters series, a project of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. The interview features Rodney Miller, a New England fiddler, appearing with The Stringrays. David Misal, a graduate student from the American Studies PhD program at Penn State Harrisburg and festival intern, conducts the interview.

Interview with Billy McComiskey, Irish-American button accordion player, appearing with Pride of New York (Susquehanna Folk Music Society, 2019, 29:45)

This interview is part of the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival’s Meet the Masters series, a project of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. The interview features Billy McComiskey, an Irish-American button accordion player, appearing with Pride of New York. David Misal, a graduate student from the American Studies PhD program at Penn State Harrisburg and festival intern, conducts the interview.

Interview with Michael Doucet, Cajun fiddler and multi-instrumentalist (Susquehanna Folk Music Society, 2019, 28:13)

This interview is part of the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival’s Meet the Masters series, a project of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. The interview features Michael Doucet, a Cajun fiddler and multi-instrumentalist. David Misal, a graduate student from the American Studies PhD program at Penn State Harrisburg and festival intern, conducts the interview.