Friday, September 13, 2013

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Down East Schooners and Shipmasters with Ingrid Grenon

Down East Schooners and Shipmasters with Ingrid Grenon on Fieldstone Common
LIVE: THURSDAY, 28 February 2013 at 1:00pm EST 

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Ingrid Grenon, author of Down East Schooners and Shipmasters.

Nothing is more iconic of Maine than the image of a majestic vessel—masts raised—gliding through the fog on the dark North Atlantic. From the early days of the search for a Northwest Passage to the quest for the mysterious and illusive Norumbega, the history of Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Bar Harbor and the rest of the Down East area has always traveled on schooners. Now, in the twenty-first century, these ships and their heritage are being preserved, and Mainers are sailing aboard them once again. In this collection, author Ingrid Grenon presents the most important and incredible stories from the decks of Down East’s schooners, revealing how these remarkable vessels and Down East Maine are tied together.

Down East Schooners and Shipmasters with Ingrid Grenon on Fieldstone Common
Ingrid Grenon was born in Maine, where she grew up in proximity to many treasures of previous centuries. Ingrid currently resides in southeastern Massachusetts, where she owns a small horse farm and is employed by the State Department of Developmental Disabilities. She holds a degree in psychology, as well as a degree in equestrian science, and also has a riding master's degree. In addition, Ingrid has a diploma in horseshoeing science from Oklahoma Farrier's College. She is also a published poet.

Ingrid is a member of the Boothbay Region Historical Society, the Somerset Historical Society, the Braintree Historical Society, the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, the Maine Maritime Museum, the Penobscot Marine Museum and the Maine Historical Society.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Show Notes - Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition with James Clark

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Following are some items that were mentioned during the 21 February 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with James Clark, author of Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition.

The podcast of the interview is now available.



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James Clark belongs to a fife and drum band called Connecticut Valley Field Music. You can learn more about the band at their website. Visit their Facebook page to see lots of photos of the band in action and to hear a sample of their music.

The book Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition, published by Wesleyan University Press, is available for purchase from major books sellers online and off such as Amazon.com.

Here are some audio files where you can listen to sample music from the Connecticut Valley Field Music band:
Here are some videos that you can watch of the band in action:

(6 minutes)

Here is a list of fife and drum corps in the United States, predominantly from the east coast. Another page on the same site provides a schedule (with links) to a number of 2013 fife and drum musters.

Wesleyan University Press, the publisher of Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition, donated a copy of the book which was given as "door prize" during the live show to a listener in Texas.  A big thank you to Wesleyan University Press for  their generosity!


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition now a Podcast

The most recent episode of Fieldstone Common featuring James Clark, author of the book Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition is now available as a podcast.

The podcast can be played through the computer using your default media player (click play below) or downloaded to iTunes (also below).



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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition with James Clark

Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition with James Clark on Fieldstone Common

LIVE: THURSDAY, 21 February 2013 at 1:00pm EST

This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews James Clark, author of Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition.

The state of Connecticut boasts an extensive and active community of fife and drum groups. This musical tradition has its origins in the small military bands maintained by standing armies in Britain and Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries—the drum was especially important as it helped officers train soldiers how to march, and was also used to communicate with troops across battlefields. Today fifers and drummers gather at conventions called “musters,” which may include a parade and concerts featuring the various participating corps. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest muster ever was held in Deep River, Connecticut, in 1976. Musician and historian James Clark is the first to detail the colorful history of this unique music. This engaging book leads the reader through the history of the individual instruments and tells the story of this classic folk tradition through anecdotes, biographies, photographs, and musical examples.
Connecticut's Fife & Drum Tradition with James Clark on Fieldstone Common
JAMES CLARK is a founding member of the Connecticut Valley Field Music, a fife and drum band based in Middletown, Connecticut. A true advocate of this music, Clark gives lectures and demonstrations to a wide array of audiences around the state, across the nation, and in Europe.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Show Notes - Ten Hills Farm with C.S. Manegold

Ten Hills Farm with C.S. Manegold on Fieldstone Common
C.S. Manegold
Following are some items that were mentioned during the 14 February 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with C.S. Manegold, author of Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North.

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You can learn more about C.S. Manegold  at her website as well as the site dedicated to to the book Ten Hills Farm.

Ten Hills Farm with C.S. Manegold on Fieldstone Common
Ten Hills Farm discusses the history of slavery in the north within the context of the property owners of farm through the centuries. The main characters discussed are Governor John Winthrop, Isaac Royall Sr. and Isaac Royall Jr.

The Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts (a short drive from Boston) are owned and maintained by the Royall House Association. A great deal of information about the property and its history is available from the website. The property is open to the public between May and November. Check the website for details.

The book Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North, published by Princeton University Press, is available for purchase from major books sellers online and off such as Amazon.com.

C.S. Manegold is also the author of In Glory's Shadow: The Citadel, Shannon Faulkner and a Changing Ameria.

During the show we discussed a conflict between Samuel Sewall and John Saffin over the issue of slavery (see pages 102-122 of Ten Hills Farm). One of the documents related to this disagreement, written by Sewall, is called "The Selling of Joseph" which can be viewed on the Massachusetts Historical Society website.

Princeton University Press, the publisher of Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North, donated a copy of the book which was given as "door prize" during the live show to a listener in Texas.  A big thank you to Princeton University Press for  their generosity!


To see the Heirloom Registry entry -- including photos -- for the radio, visit www.heirloomregistry.com and enter registration number: SNTS-256-996-3497-2012.

Fieldstone Common's sponsor is Houstory, makers of the Home History Book and the Heirloom Registry. Fieldstone Common listeners can take 15 % off their Heirloom Registry order by visiting the Heirloom Registry at
www.heirloomregistry.com, and entering FIELDSTONE – in all caps – at checkout.

Fieldstone Common greatly appreciates the support of Houstory as a sponsor. Show your support for Fieldstone Common by visiting our sponsor's site.
 

** Read "New Service Safeguards Heirlooms’ Lore" in Antique Trader Magazine featuring Fieldstone Common sponsor The Heirloom Registry by Houstory. **




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