Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 37 Issue 2, Summer-Fall 1990
Currently viewing results 1 - 4
Davidson County is witness to the survival of holiday rituals from a dark Germanic past into the 20th-century involving Easter and Christmas holidays with visits from Belsnickel and the building of the Easter nest.
One of our most consistent activities is the family meal. Around it have developed rituals. For the folklorist, the dinner table offers a special opportunity to investigate the traditional ways by which we offer thanks and the way traditions pass from generation to generation.
Important contributions of African banjo tradition influenced Southern music in the genre of lively lyric and rhythmically complex, banjo songs and in the old-time string band tradition—an ensemble that honors democratic interaction and the synthesis between the Celtic-American fiddle and the African American banjo traditions.
Folk ballads have been a significant influence on British literary poetry. Thomas Hardy, a prolific literary balladist, was influenced by contemporary literary movements, but he also incorporated into his art qualities remembered from folk music and song encountered in his youth.