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Posted By: Bat Goddess
30-Oct-01 - 10:34 AM
Thread Name: German folk music II
Subject: RE: German folk music II
By the way, I got a response to a request for information about the 2-LP collection of field recordings of German music collected in Wisconsin that was issued in 1985. It's not on CD yet, but the LPs are still available. Here's the e-mail I got:

Doug Miller of Folklore Village forwarded your message. When the old Wisconsin Folklife Center/Wisconsin Folk Museum went out of existence, the Folklore Program at the University of WI bought the rights to all sound recordings productions, including ACH YA! We still have lots of the LPs and hope eventually to reissue the whole business on CD but haven't gotten to it yet. There will, however, be a book/CD project on German American music coming out in the next year, published by the Max Kade Institute for German American Studies at the University of Wisconsin ( It's title will be LAND WITHOUT NIGHTENGALES, ed. by Philip Bohlman and Otto Holzapfel. Both Phil and I worked on the old ACH YA! project and we both have essays in the book, which will be distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Thanks for your interest,

Jim Leary
Professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies
Director, Folklore Program
University of Wisconsin

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