Two lumberjacks, one with fiddle.
Photo courtesy of Brian Miller's private collection.

Is there such a thing as a Minnesota folksong?

If so, what does it sound like?

Some songs carry stories of far away places. This one, sung by Minnesotan Michael Dean, is about Irish poachers sent to Australia:
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Other songs are more close to home such as this one, set on the banks of Wisconsin’s Little Eau Pleine river (also sung by Dean):
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The Minnesota Folksong Collection (MNFSC) is a place to hear unique recordings of traditional folksong sung by Minnesotans! The site is made up of smaller collections representing particular singers and themes. (There's only one so far, more on the way!)

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