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Gladden Community Folk Festival


Fieldworkers: Dudley Radcliff, Dennis Aig

The Gladden Community Folk Festival was staged in 1978 on the Near West side of Columbus and this collection offers a way to appreciate some of the performances, demonstrations, and other events that took place over its course.

The bulk of the material gathered are in the form of audio and video recordings which capture something of the live music making that took place during the festival.  The acts featured include Harvey Phelps and David Brose; Hud Haley and the Bluegrass Mountain Boys; Gospel Truth who are accompanying a square dance with band and caller, Jo Hickerson; Bud Price and the Tennessee Mountain Boys; Columbus’s Second Regiment Marching Band; Jackie Wheeler; and the Changing Tymes Band.  The collection also includes several photographs of participating performers.