Exhibit Background: This exhibit is based on the research and documentation of local music traditions by folklorists James P. Leary and Joseph O’Connell. Jim Leary, Professor Emeritus from UW-Madison, began working with CVM and interviewing regional musicians back in the 1980s. Much of the older historic material is based on Leary’s work. More recently, Joseph O’Connell interviewed Mexican and Somali immigrants as well as musicians who continue to play European-based music.

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