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Book Published by St. Kate’s Amy Shaw

Amy ShawWe’re excited that one of our own, Amy Shaw, Head of Archives and Special Collections at St. Kate’s, has written a book that has just been released:
Ole Henricks and His Tunebook: Folk Music and Community on the Frontier.

Published by the UW Press, this study of a fiddling farmer from rural Minnesota even includes musical transcriptions of more than 100 of his dance tunes!

“The story of Ole Hendricks provides a valuable and grounded glimpse of music and social life in rural America in the nineteenth century, bringing into focus the long-overlooked importance of commonplace books—that is, handwritten music notebooks—in the performance and preservation of traditional music.”
—Paul Tyler, Old Town School of Folk Music

It is available through many of our local bookstores’ websites:

Congratulations on this accomplishment, Amy!

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