|Alex Cumming Music|
The Songcatcher: Olive Dame Campbell
Olive Dame Campbell (1882–1954) has left a huge legacy in folk music, song, craft & education, yet her name is often forgotten or glanced over.
Born & raised in Medford, MA, she went on to become an folklorist, education reformist & an important part of the 1900s folk revival through the founding of the John C. Campbell Folk School, many influential publications including a book with Cecil Sharp and more.
This new show explores her life and legacy through songs, stories and images from the archives.
Booking now for both online and in person events.
The Songcatcher has recently being performed for the John C. Campbell Folk School (2021), New England Folk Festival (2021), Virtual Hey Days (2021)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford (2019)
Alex's appearance on Irish Music Stories Podcast with Shannon Heaton. From June 2021
Alex's appearance on Looking Back at Medford History for Medford Community Media from July 2021
Contact Alex for more information using the form below, or via firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-917-4494
LINKS OF INTEREST
- John C. Campbell Folk School: www.folkschool.org
- Craft Revival Biography of ODC: www.wcu.edu/library/DigitalCollections/CraftRevival/people/olivecampbell
- NCPedia Biography of ODC: www.ncpedia.org/biography/campbell-olive-dame
- Birthplace of Country Music article: www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/giving-the-dame-her-due-olive-dame-campbell-and-the-history-of-ballad-collecting/
- Cecil Sharp in Appalachia: www.cecilsharpinappalachia.org
- Vaughan Williams Memorial Library: www.vwml.org