Definitions

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  • n. A person who studies or collects folklore

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One skilled in or engaged in the study of folklore.

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Examples

  • Once I had heard him speak at length, I began to wonder what kind of folklorist was this, if that's what he was, with no particular interest in the text of a song or a tale.

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  • Violeta Went to Heaven Chile-Argentina-Brazil/World Dramatic; Director: Andrés Wood; Screenwriter: Eliseo Altunaga; Producer: Patricio Pereira This film tells the story of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile's national hero, while capturing the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities and passions.

    S.J. Main: Latino Themed Movies Take the Spotlight at Sundance Film Festival: Mosquita y Mari

  • Violeta Went to Heaven Chile-Argentina-Brazil/World Dramatic; Director: Andrés Wood; Screenwriter: Eliseo Altunaga; Producer: Patricio Pereira This film tells the story of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile's national hero, while capturing the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities and passions.

    S.J. Main: Latino Themed Movies Take the Spotlight at Sundance Film Festival: Mosquita y Mari

  • He eventually picked up a guitar, singing in the manner of his idol, Argentine folklorist Atahualpa Yupanqui.

    Folk Singer Facundo Cabral Killed in Guatemala

  • MIAMI -- Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets to authorities and the public but was also criticized for possibly exaggerating his exploits, died Saturday.

    Stetson Kennedy, Exposer Of Ku Klux Klan Secrets, Dies At 94

  • She was a friend of Kennedy for about 30 years and did her doctoral thesis on his work as a folklorist.

    Stetson Kennedy, Exposer Of Ku Klux Klan Secrets, Dies At 94

  • Mississippi Fred McDowell was first recorded by folklorist Alan Lomax in Como, Miss., in September 1959 after Mr. McDowell, a cotton farmer, emerged from the woods carrying a guitar.

    Capturing the Blues

  • Molly first came to attention in Austin, Texas in the early seventies with her biting political commentaries, drawing the attention of folklorist John Henry Faulk and the future governor of Texas, Ann Richards, soon to be close friends.

    Jay Weston: Kathleen Turner Stars as Molly Ivins at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse

  • The modern French folklorist Anatole Le Braz knew well the anxiety that omens bring; he described some of them in a memoir of his childhood in southern Brittany, The Legend of Death Among the Armorican Bretons 1902.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • The interviewees include Christy Moore, Shane MacGowan, Damien Dempsey and traditional singer Margaret Barry heard talking to folklorist Alan Lomax in 1953, and the music is provided by Gerry Diver, a multi-instrumentalist and producer who has worked with MacGowan and Van Morrison.

    Gerry Diver: The Speech Project – review

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