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Marius Barbeau on folk music and folk art

The Story

Marius Barbeau engages in a lively interview which he peppers with snippets of folk songs, with CBC Open House host Max Ferguson. They talk about how he came to make a career of collecting folk music, the Standard Edison Phonograph he used to record songs, and the importance of “curiosity in the history of the people” in a good folklorist.

Medium: Television
Program: Open House
Broadcast Date: Jan. 6, 1961
Interviewer: Max Ferguson
Guest: Marius Barbeau
Duration: 12:02

Did You know?

Charles Marius Barbeau was born Mar. 5, 1883 in Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec, and died Feb. 27, 1969 in Ottawa.  



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