In his 40+ year career at SUNY Geneseo, ethnomusicologist James Kimball has documented traditional master musicians of New York State, specializing in the Eastern square dance tradition. The James W. Kimball Traditional Music and Dance in New York State Collection is a curated selection of Kimball’s significant research recordings between 1976-2008 as well as earlier materials from various sources. It includes unique interviews and community performances of notable fiddlers, square dance callers, dance musicians, and community members whose knowledge bridges 19th-century repertory to contemporary practice of the tradition.


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