Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, July 19, 1972
TRADITIONAL CULTURE: W
'U' society enjoys folk music withprogram format
By DIANE LEVICK performers played more gen- The society also publishes a
Joni Mitchell, Gordon Light-
foot, and Tom Rush might be
fine, contemporary folk singers.
But for "real" folk fanatics, the
University Folklore Society of-
fers traditional folk music and
The society sponsored Joan
Baez in concert at Crisler
Arena last fall, but some so-
ciety members walked out after
the first half. They complained
of Baez' arrogance and "less
than folksy" presentation.:
Doc Watson and the New
Lost City Ramblers concerts at
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
seemed to appeal more to the
society's members because the
uine country folk music in a
smaller more personal atmos-
In addition, to concerts, the
society has arranged a number
of workshops at the Ark coffee-
house on Hill St. with the Ark's
performers. Although the Ark
has given the society use of its
facilities, the organizations re-
This summer the society has
already run one "mini-concert"
with Bobby Clancy of the Irish
Clancy brothers. A folk archives
including tapes of workshops
and personal interviews with
folklorists is also being estab-
monthly newsletter, edited by
Bob and Judi Green. It lists all
folk happenings in the area-
including folk festivals across
the country-and usually prints
a transcript of an interview with
a notable folk performer.
"I'd say we've come a long-
way," says Lois Klafter, an
officer of the society. "Our
interest is in traditional folk.
We'd like to get more people
to perform for us who. have
grown up with the music."
Those interested in the Folk-
lore Society's activities can call
its president, Lorre Weidlich, at
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fall when it goes FM and ex-
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WCBN (89.5 FM; 650 AM) is
a carrier current station, mean-
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WCBN-AM has in the past
offered a mixture of Current
popular, progressive rock and
oldies. This fall, programming
will largely be determined by
information gathered from opin-
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coming freshmen at summer
WCBN-FM, which started
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Its programming, like AM, is
not yet set. But WCBN Pro-
gram Director Stuart Goldberg
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will. probably receive prime
time - evening - airing because
of its popularity.
In addition, FM carries live
folk, often by performers from
the local Ark coffeehouse.
Broadway soundtracks, classical,
blues, jazz and rock music can
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cially popular, bringing listen-
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out what's going on at the Uni-
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"For the first time this fall,"
Goldberg says, "we're going to
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Last year, WCBN's public
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on Gay Liberation, Radicales-
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Located in the basement of
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station. These combined to form
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work-thus the call letters CBN.
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