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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 (www.bowandstring.com) 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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