Concert : Mariposa In The Schools

Mariposa : celebrating Canadian folk music

Consists of audio recording of Rick Avery hosting the Mariposa in the Schools (MITS) workshop, (a program teaching children about folk music) beginning by performing "The Village Pump" with children in the audience singing along. Next Chris Whiteley recites a story (accompanied by harmonica) about a fox being chased by hounds, an Lois Lilienstein performs "Aiken Drum" (trad.) with children participating, followed by Chris Whiteley explaining to the children how to play a jug and then performing "The Barnyard Dance" (Martin, Bogan and the Armstrongs) and "Take Your Fingers Off It" (trad.) with children playing makeshift instruments. Also consists of Rick Avery teaching the children to sing "Mary Mac" (trad.) and Lois Lilienstein performing "We're Going to the Zoo" (Tom Paxton) and teaching the children about syncopation, as well as Rick Avery performing an "echo song" with the children called "Green Grass Grew All Around" (William Jerome (lyrics), Harry Von Tilzer (music)) and Lois Lilienstein teaching the children to sing and play "Head and Shoulders", and ending with Rick Avery and Lois Lilienstein together with the children performing "George Washington Bridge".

Online content includes two excerpts from the workshop:
ASCA00018b : Fox and hound story as told by Chris Whiteley.
ASCA00018c : Aiken Drum performed by Lois Lilienstein.

Description

Consists of audio recording of Rick Avery hosting the Mariposa in the Schools (MITS) workshop, (a program teaching children about folk music) beginning by performing "The Village Pump" with children in the audience singing along. Next Chris Whiteley recites a story (accompanied by harmonica) about a fox being chased by hounds, an Lois Lilienstein performs "Aiken Drum" (trad.) with children participating, followed by Chris Whiteley explaining to the children how to play a jug and then performing "The Barnyard Dance" (Martin, Bogan and the Armstrongs) and "Take Your Fingers Off It" (trad.) with children playing makeshift instruments. Also consists of Rick Avery teaching the children to sing "Mary Mac" (trad.) and Lois Lilienstein performing "We're Going to the Zoo" (Tom Paxton) and teaching the children about syncopation, as well as Rick Avery performing an "echo song" with the children called "Green Grass Grew All Around" (William Jerome (lyrics), Harry Von Tilzer (music)) and Lois Lilienstein teaching the children to sing and play "Head and Shoulders", and ending with Rick Avery and Lois Lilienstein together with the children performing "George Washington Bridge".

Online content includes two excerpts from the workshop:
ASCA00018b : Fox and hound story as told by Chris Whiteley.
ASCA00018c : Aiken Drum performed by Lois Lilienstein.

Subject

Date

22 June 1975

All Titles

  • Concert : Mariposa In The Schools

Dublin Core

Title

Concert : Mariposa In The Schools

Description

Consists of audio recording of Rick Avery hosting the Mariposa in the Schools (MITS) workshop, (a program teaching children about folk music) beginning by performing "The Village Pump" with children in the audience singing along. Next Chris Whiteley recites a story (accompanied by harmonica) about a fox being chased by hounds, an Lois Lilienstein performs "Aiken Drum" (trad.) with children participating, followed by Chris Whiteley explaining to the children how to play a jug and then performing "The Barnyard Dance" (Martin, Bogan and the Armstrongs) and "Take Your Fingers Off It" (trad.) with children playing makeshift instruments. Also consists of Rick Avery teaching the children to sing "Mary Mac" (trad.) and Lois Lilienstein performing "We're Going to the Zoo" (Tom Paxton) and teaching the children about syncopation, as well as Rick Avery performing an "echo song" with the children called "Green Grass Grew All Around" (William Jerome (lyrics), Harry Von Tilzer (music)) and Lois Lilienstein teaching the children to sing and play "Head and Shoulders", and ending with Rick Avery and Lois Lilienstein together with the children performing "George Washington Bridge".

Online content includes two excerpts from the workshop:
ASCA00018b : Fox and hound story as told by Chris Whiteley.
ASCA00018c : Aiken Drum performed by Lois Lilienstein.

Table Of Contents

Introduction / Rick Avery. -- The Village Pump / (Rick Avery). -- Fox and hound story / (Chris Whiteley). -- Aiken Drum / trad. (Lois Lilienstein). -- Instruction on jug playing and performance of The Barnyard Dance / Martin, Bogan and Armstrong (Chris Whiteley). -- Take Your Fingers Off It / trad. (Chris Whiteley). -- Mary Mac / trad. (Rick Avery). -- We're Going To The Zoo / Tom Paxton (Lois Lilienstein). -- Green Grass Grew All Around / William Jerome, Harry Von Tilzer (Rick Avery). -- Head and Shoulders / (Lois Lilienstein). -- George Washington Bridge / (Lois Lilienstein, Rick Avery).

Creator

Rick Avery
Lois Lilienstein
Chris Whiteley

Date

22 June 1975

Rights

Chris Whiteley : contacted, permission granted.
Rick Avery : contacted, no response as of 31.10.2010.
Lois Lilienstein : contacted, permission granted.

Access Rights

For further copyright information contact : ascproj@yorku.ca

License

Any recordings made available are for non-commercial, research-purposes only.

Format

2 audio reels (ca. 53 min.) : 3 3/4 IPS, mono.
2 sound recordings (WAV) : 282.9 MB ; 53 min. 09 sec. (preservation copy)
1 sound recording (MP3) : 73.0 MB ; 53 min. 09 sec. (access copy)

Extent

00:53:09

Language

English

Type

Sound recording

Identifier

ASCA00018

Coverage

Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
43° 37' 16" N - 79° 22' 43" W

Sound Item Type Metadata

Original Format

2 audio reels (ca. 53 min.) : 3 3/4 IPS, mono.

Duration

00:53:09

Bit Rate/Frequency

48kHz , 192kbps (preservation copy)

Citation

Rick Avery, Lois Lilienstein, and Chris Whiteley, “Concert : Mariposa In The Schools,” York University Libraries | Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections online exhibits, accessed April 28, 2017, http://archives.library.yorku.ca/items/show/2081.