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People - Lisa Feldman, Mark LaFond, Mary Beth O’Connor, and Greg Boardman, Collectors

Lisa Feldman, Mark LaFond, Mary Beth (Argenteiri) O’Connor, & Greg Boardman conducted a series of interviews regarding country music in Maine as a class project for AY123: Folklore Fieldwork Study. Due to the number of collectors in this group, only brief biographical sketches are possible. Lisa Feldman came to Maine in 1972 as a volunteer at the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, then stayed as a student and is now a Library Assistant at UMA. Mary Beth O’Connor and Mark LaFond were both co-authors of “Argyle Boom,” Northeast Folklore vol. XVII. O’Connor studied Folklore and Oral History at UMaine and is now assistant professor of Writing at Ithaca College. LaFond received a B.A. in Psychology from UMaine and has worked in the printing industry for over twenty years. Greg Boardman ( teaches strings in the Lewiston Public Schools and at Bates College, where he leads a fiddle group and offers private instruction. He also performs as part of many ensembles, playing fiddle and other instruments.

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