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Collection Number: 20034

Collection Title: Cecelia Conway and Alice Gerrard Collection of Tommy Jarrell and Julia Jarrell Lyons Recordings, 1976

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Size 49 items
Abstract The collection contains open-reel audiotape recordings of old-time fiddler and banjo player Tommy Jarrell (1901-1984) of Mount Airy, N.C., his sister Julie Jarrell Lyons, a ballad singer of Round Peak, N.C., and other members of the Jarrell family. In May 1976 at the Jarrell family home in Surry County, N.C., folklorist Cece Conway and musician Alice Gerrard recorded extensive interviews with Jarrell and his family and live performances of Jarrell playing old-time tunes on fiddle and banjo and Lyons singing ballads and hymns. In the interviews, Jarrell and others discuss their musical heritage and family history. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Conway, Cecelia.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cecelia Conway and Alice Gerrard Collection of Tommy Jarrell and Julia Jarrell Lyons Recordings #20034, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Cecelia "Cece" Conway is a folklorist and professor of English at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Alice Gerrard is a musician, collector and preservationist of old time music, and the founding editor of The Old Time Herald. Tommy Jarrell (1901-1984) of Mount Airy, N.C., was an old-time fiddler and banjo player, and his sister Julie Jarrell Lyons (1902-1994) was a ballad singer.

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This summary description was created in August 2018 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith, August 2018

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