Kantele

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'''Kantele''' was a fanzine devoted to filk music by Margaret Middleton.
'''Kantele''' was a fanzine devoted to filk music by Margaret Middleton.
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Margaret Middleton began published ''Kantele'', subtitled "A Filksing Fanzine", in 1978, and it is widely regarded as being the first zine devoted to filk music and culture. The first three issues were made in collaboration with Clif Flynt, and the rest by herself. It ceased publication with issue 14, published in Winter 1984/1985.
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Margaret Middleton began published ''Kantele'', subtitled "A Filksing Fanzine", in 1978, and it is widely regarded as being the first zine devoted to filk music and culture. The first three issues of this mimeographed zine were made in collaboration with Clif Flynt, and the rest by herself. It ceased publication with issue 14, published in Winter 1984/1985.
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''Kantele'' covered the filk scene, publishing the best current filk music, articles on aspects of filking, and news.
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Edith Fowke writes in her article "Filksongs As Modern Folk Songs", "...Kantele reproduces songs that are already popular, along with news, reports and articles about filksinging."
Mrgaret Middleton also organzied and co-chaired the first filk convention, FilkCon 1, near Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. For her contributions to the world of Filk,  Margaret Middleton was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 1997.
Mrgaret Middleton also organzied and co-chaired the first filk convention, FilkCon 1, near Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. For her contributions to the world of Filk,  Margaret Middleton was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 1997.

Revision as of 23:47, 9 September 2012

Kantele was a fanzine devoted to filk music by Margaret Middleton.

Margaret Middleton began published Kantele, subtitled "A Filksing Fanzine", in 1978, and it is widely regarded as being the first zine devoted to filk music and culture. The first three issues of this mimeographed zine were made in collaboration with Clif Flynt, and the rest by herself. It ceased publication with issue 14, published in Winter 1984/1985.

Edith Fowke writes in her article "Filksongs As Modern Folk Songs", "...Kantele reproduces songs that are already popular, along with news, reports and articles about filksinging."

Mrgaret Middleton also organzied and co-chaired the first filk convention, FilkCon 1, near Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. For her contributions to the world of Filk, Margaret Middleton was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 1997.

Margaret Middleton also published the science fiction fanzine Runway 37.

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