About the Collection

Folklorist Derek Piotr began archiving folksong, poetry, memories, interviews and tales in 2020. The focus of this collection is on the "non-singer"; in other words, someone with no background in musical performance but who can still relate a song or folkloric memory. However, this collection features a wide variety of informants, including professional singers, descendants of musicians, laypeople, and ballad scholars. The vast majority of the recordings in this archive showcase unaccompanied vocal performances.

If you, or one of your friends or relatives has a story, song, fragment, recipe, memory, or adage to share with Derek, please reach out to him at d@derekpiotr.com.
He would love to hear from you!