The Rowan Tree: The Lifework of Marjorie Edgar, Girl Scout Pioneer and Folklorist, With Her Finnish Folk Song Collection “Songs from Metsola” by Joyce E. Hakala (review)

The Rowan Tree: The Lifework of Marjorie Edgar, Girl Scout Pioneer and Folklorist, With Her... book reviews The Rowan Tree: The Lifework of Marjorie Edgar, Girl Scout Pioneer and Folklorist, With Her Finnish Folk Song Collection "Songs from Metsola." by Joyce e. hakala. (St. Paul, mn: Pikebone music, 2007. Pp. xviii + 345, musical transcriptions, preface, introduction, photographs, appendices [chronology, repertoire lists, song notes, and sources], notes, bibliography, index.) carl rahkonen Indiana University of Pennsylvania The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a proliferation of "song catchers," private individuals who collected songs and other folklore out of a desire to preserve dying traditions. They were typically amateur folklorists, but amateur only in sense that they did their work "for the love if it" rather than as a profession. in most cases, they were local people who were experts on their own environments and confined their work to their own local communities. marjorie edgar was one such "song catcher." Joyce hakala, author of Memento of Finland (Pikebone music, 1997), an exhaustive study of the kantele among Finnish Americans, continues her research with The Rowan Tree, a book that brings marjorie edgar's work out of obscurity. The book has three parts: the first is an extensive story of edgar's lifework. The second part is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

The Rowan Tree: The Lifework of Marjorie Edgar, Girl Scout Pioneer and Folklorist, With Her Finnish Folk Song Collection “Songs from Metsola” by Joyce E. Hakala (review)

Journal of American Folklore, Volume 127 (505) – Aug 6, 2014

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book reviews The Rowan Tree: The Lifework of Marjorie Edgar, Girl Scout Pioneer and Folklorist, With Her Finnish Folk Song Collection "Songs from Metsola." by Joyce e. hakala. (St. Paul, mn: Pikebone music, 2007. Pp. xviii + 345, musical transcriptions, preface, introduction, photographs, appendices [chronology, repertoire lists, song notes, and sources], notes, bibliography, index.) carl rahkonen Indiana University of Pennsylvania The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a proliferation of "song catchers," private individuals who collected songs and other folklore out of a desire to preserve dying traditions. They were typically amateur folklorists, but amateur only in sense that they did their work "for the love if it" rather than as a profession. in most cases, they were local people who were experts on their own environments and confined their work to their own local communities. marjorie edgar was one such "song catcher." Joyce hakala, author of Memento of Finland (Pikebone music, 1997), an exhaustive study of the kantele among Finnish Americans, continues her research with The Rowan Tree, a book that brings marjorie edgar's work out of obscurity. The book has three parts: the first is an extensive story of edgar's lifework. The second part is

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