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Eisteddfod New York audio recordings

Identifier: MC-108

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of audio recordings on compact disc, audiocassette, digital audiotape (DAT), and DVD of workshops and performances which took place at the Eisteddfod NY. Also includes one file folder containing programs and daily schedules. Open to future additions.


  • 2000-2009

Language of Materials

Materials primarily in English

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access to recordings on site in the archives. There may be restrictions on duplication of recordings. Please consult the archivist for permissions.

Biographical / Historical

An “Eisteddfod” is a Welsh entertainment festival featuring musicians, poets and other artists. The American Eisteddfod, founded by design professor and artist Howard T. Glasser, began on the campus of SMU (Southeastern Massachusetts University (now the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth) in 1972, and was held annually until 1996. In 2003 the Folk Music Society of New York, under the direction of Jerry Epstein, moved the festival to New York. Its first location was in Brooklyn, at the Polytechnic University (2003 and 2004), then at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY (2006 -2008). There was no festival in 2005. It is usually held in a large field with nearby lodging for those who choose to stay overnight. Attendees are given the opportunity to attend performances, workshops and even perform themselves. The intent of the festival is to continue tradition and invite people to discover and learn about traditional music. Recordings were made under the direction of Donald Wade, sound engineer.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Donald Wade, October 15, 2010; Accession # 11-07.

MC 108, Eisteddfod New York audio recordings
Samantha Leoni; Judy Farrar
November, 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA