Bayard, Samuel Preston

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Bayard, Samuel Preston Gender: M
born on 10 April 1908 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 40n26, 80w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°20' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°20 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 04°38'


American internationally-known folklorist and musicologist who collected fiddle and fife tunes in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia from 1928 to 1963. He is known for his interest in the melodies of traditional music at a time when often only the texts were collected. He introduced the concept of "melodic families", which are groups of tunes that appears to be structurally related. He traced the origins of many traditional American fiddle tunes back to the British Isles.

He died on 10 January 1997, aged 88, in State College, Pennsylvania. An award in his name has been established at Penn State for graduate students in comparative literature.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist (Musicologist)
  • Vocation : Science : Anthropology (Folklorist)