Adirondack Minstrel

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Lawrence Older (1912-1982) is a relaxed, direct, and engaging performer who spent the majority of his life working in the woods. His songs and fiddle tunes are mostly from his family tradition and are representative of the local melodies and the rich musical tradition of America\'s northeastern states.

  • Film by: Jack Ofield
  • Produced by: Jack Ofield, Bowling Green Films, Inc.
  • Cinematographer: Richard Francis
  • Sound: Harvey Kopel
  • Editor: Harvey Kopel
  • Other Credits: Lawrence & Martha Older, The Adirondack Museum, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, George & Vaughn Ward, Peter McElligott,Pete Seeger
  • Funding: National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1976, Bowling Green Films, Inc.
  • 20mins, Color