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Folklorist, Writer, Folksinger
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Stephen D. Winick is a folklorist, writer, editor, teacher, and singer. He works at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. He is an experienced writer and editor, especially on folklore matters, and is the editor of the Library of Congress's publication Folklife Center News. His academic publications include articles on ballads, proverbs, and modern legends, as well as on Chaucer, Sir Gawain, and Robin Hood. He is a veteran music writer, especially for Dirty Linen, the Magazine of Folk and World Music, for whom he was a columnist and contributing editor for twenty years. He also writes about folklore, myth, and Tarot cards in publications that have included Philadelphia Weekly, National Geographic World, Realms of Fantasy, and Tarot World.
As a singer, he performs with Ship's Company Chanteymen, in which he reenacts eighteenth and nineteenth century singing sailors, and with Celtic rock ensemble Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra. He has performed widely in Pennsylvania, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, at venues that include Silver Spring Swings, the Washington Christmas Revels, the Music Center at Strathmore, the Hampton Blackbeard Festival, the Maryland Faerie Festival, Mount Vernon, the Globe Theater, Spoutwood Farm's May Day Faerie Festival, and the Potomac Celtic Festival.
The photo of Steve on the top banner is from his performance as Master of Ceremonies at the Spoutwood Farm May Day Faerie Festival, 2011, and was taken by Stephanie Hall.
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