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The Florida Folklife Reader$
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Tina Bucuvalas

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031403

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031403.001.0001

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Richard Seaman’s Presence within Florida’s Soundscape

Richard Seaman’s Presence within Florida’s Soundscape

(p.161) Richard Seaman’s Presence within Florida’s Soundscape
The Florida Folklife Reader

Gregory Hansen

University Press of Mississippi

In 2001, the Florida Department of State honored fiddler Richard Seaman with a Folk Heritage Award. The award was in recognition of Seaman’s old-time fiddling and of his gifts as a storyteller, as well as his contributions to Florida’s next generation of fiddlers. This chapter explores Seaman’s life and art, and his contributions as a fiddler and storyteller in shaping Florida’s soundscape. It looks at Seaman’s “old-time fiddling” style and old-time music, as well as the role of fiddling in Florida’s folk culture.

Keywords:   fiddlers, Richard Seaman, Folk Heritage Award, old-time fiddling, soundscape, old-time music, folk culture

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