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The Vault: Vintage NCPR


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Vintage Series

Audio Novel
Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country
This three-hour NCPR production of Irving Bacheller's timeless tale of the North Country, the 1900 bestseller Eben Holden, features many local voices and talents.
Audio Series
Looking for the North Country
NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts of Upstate New York, spent October 2000 exploring the place, the people and the culture we call the North Country.
Audio Series
Ice Storm '98: A Retrospective
This retrospective looks back on Ice Storm '98 through the sounds and stories we all shared during those three weeks of disaster—and community.
Audio Series
Four Seasons of Gardening Conversations
On this vintage NCPR CD, Martha Foley talks with Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy about everything you need to know to keep your garden in good shape in any season.
Brian Mann
Audio Series:
Home Cooking
From the Fall of 1988 through early 1989, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York and North Country Public Radio looked at food and food traditions throughout the North Countryin a nineteen-part series.

From the Vault: Makin' Bacon and friends live at WTSC On-Air Coffeehouse

Once a North Country favorite, the bluegrass band Makin' Bacon plays some tunes at the WTSC-FM live on-the-air coffeehouse on Clarkson's campus in this hour-long "North Country Music" recording. They are followed by more music from: Mary Ann Casale - guitar, vocals and mountain dulcimer; Joe Delile - guitar; and Robin Dow - guitar and background vocals.  Go to full article
Band sketch by Matt Gordon, from their 1980 LP <i>Backroad Breakdown</i>.

From the Vault: St. Regis River Valley String Band in Concert c. 1975

The North Country's very own St. Regis River Valley String Band, featuring Dave Danks, Linda Danks, Bruce Foley, Billy Thatcher and Theresa Broadwell, plays traditional tunes and answers host Jackie Sauter's questions about the origins of their group, the inspiration for their music and their aspirations for the future.  Go to full article

From the Vault: 1974 Annual Russell Fiddlers' Contest

Host Jackie Sauter takes listeners to the small town of Russell, NY, and the Russell School gymnasium for the 1974 4th annual Russell Fiddlers' Contest, sponsored by the Russell Grange. Hear details from one of the contest judges; listen as Master of Ceremonies Merlin Childs, a well-known North Country square dance caller, introduces contestants; and delight in the traditional tunes of old-timers and new-comers.  Go to full article

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