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Dr. Peter Narváez


Honorary Research Professor
Department of Folklore
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL CANADA
A1B 3X8
Email:
badaxe7@gmail.com
Music Website: www.rowdyblues.com








EDUCATION
Ph.D. (1986) Indiana University, Folklore and American Studies
M.A. (1967) Indiana University, Folklore
B.A. (1963) Drew University, History

FACULTY POSITIONS
2004-05 Professor, School of Music (cross appointment), MUN
1996-05 Professor, Department of Folklore, MUN
1987-96 Associate Professor, Department of Folklore, MUN
1977-87 Assistant Professor, Department of Folklore, MUN
1974-77 Lecturer, Department of Folklore, MUN

RESEARCH: PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS AND EDITED JOURNALS
Editor, Of Corpse: Death and Humor in Folklore and Popular Culture. Logan, Utah: Utah State UP, 2003.
Editor with Pauline Greenhill, “Special Issue: Folklore in Canada.” Journal of American Folklore 115.456 (2002).
Editor, The Good People: New Fairylore Essays. Second edition [paperback edition with updated introduction and index]. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1997.
Editor with Anne-Marie Desdouits, Special issue, “Culture Populaire et Rituels / Popular Culture and Rituals,” Canadian Folklore Canadien 14.1 (1992).
Editor, The Good People: New Fairylore Essays. New York: Garland, 1991.
Editor with Martin Laba, Media Sense: The Folklore-Popular Culture Continuum. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State U Popular P, 1986.
The Protest Songs of a Labor Union On Strike Against an American Corporation in a Newfoundland Company Town; A Folkloristic Analysis With Special References to Oral Folk History. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International, publication no. 86-07-398, 1986.
Compiler with Magnus Einarsson-Mullarky. Folklore Archives of the World. Folklore Forum Bibliographic and Special Series #1. Bloomington: Folklore Forum, 1968.

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS AND BOOKS
With Holly Everett, “‘Me and the Devil’: Legends of Niccolo Paganini and Robert Johnson.” Contemporary Legend 4 n.s. (2001 [published in 2003]): 20-47.
With Pauline Greenhill, “Introduction: Folklore in Canada.” Journal of American Folklore 115.456 (2002): 116-28.
“‘I Think I Wrote a Folksong’: Popularity and Regional Vernacular Anthems.” Journal of American Folklore 115.456 (2002): 269-82.
With Pauline Greenhill, “Afterword: The Journal of American Folklore and Americanist Versus Canadianist Traditions.” Journal of American Folklore 115.456 (2002): 283-92.
“Unplugged: Blues Guitarists and the Myth of Acousticity.” Guitar Cultures. Eds. Andy Bennett and Kevin Dawe. Oxford: Berg, 2001. 27-44.
“Snapshot: ‘She's Gone Boys’: Songs in Response to the Moratorium on Fishing in Newfoundland.” The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The United States and Canada. Volume 3. Ed. Ellen Koskoff. New York: Garland, 2001. 1138-43.
“Broadsides.” The Broadside: Newsletter of the St. John’s Folk Arts Council 5.1 (2001): 6-7.
“Sometimes Unplugged: Canadian Blues Guitarists and Issues of Authenticity.” Changing Sounds: New Directions and Configurations in Popular Music. Eds. Tony Mitchell and Peter Doyle. Sydney: University of Technology, 2000. 150-56.
“Carlos del Junco, Blues Harp Virtuoso.” Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 32:1 (March, 1998): 18-20.
“Black Fly Moan.” Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 32:1 (March, 1998): 10-11.
“The Marius Barbeau Medal for 1997.” Bulletin of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada 22:1-4 (1998) 9-11.
“Highway 61 in African-American Blues, Bob Dylan, and Canadian Film.” Music on Show: Issues of Performance. Ed. Tarja Hautamäki and Helmi Järviluoma. Tampere, Finland: University of Tampere, Department of Folk Tradition, Publication 25, 1998. 233-48.
“‘She's Gone, Boys’: Vernacular Song Responses to the Atlantic Fisheries Crisis.” Canadian Journal for Traditional Music 24 (1997): 1-13.
“The Songs of a Newfoundland Strike.” Lessons of Work: Essays in Honor of Archie Green. Eds. Robert McCarl and Lori Taylor. Submitted to press.
“African-American Highway Blues.” Perspectives in Popular Music. Tempura, Finland: International Association for the Study of Popular Music, in press.
“‘From New York City Down to the Gulf of Mexico’: Highway 61 in African-American Blues, Bob Dylan, and Canadian Film.” New York Folklore 22 (1996 [published in 1997]), 1-36.
Editor and author, “A Tribute: Kenneth S. Goldstein, Record Producer.” Journal of American Folklore 109 (1996): 450-63.
“Producing Blues Recordings: Kenneth S. Goldstein Interviewed by Peter Narváez.” Journal of American Folklore 109 (1996): 451-57.
“Fairies.” American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Jan Harold Brunvand. New York: Garland, 1996. 239-41
“‘Tricks and Fun’: Narratives of Pleasure at Newfoundland Wakes.” Folk Narrative and World View. Ed. Ingo Schneider and Petra Streng. London: Peter Lang, 1996. 533-55.
“Chuck Berry as Postmodern Composer-Performer.” Folklore, Literature, and Cultural Theory: Collected Essays. Ed. Cathy Lynn Preston. New York: Garland, 1995. 169-186.
“Increase Mather’s Illustrious Providences: The First American Folklore Collection.” Fields of Folklore: Essays in Honor of Kenneth S. Goldstein. Ed. Roger D. Abrahams. Bloomington, IN: Trickster P, 1995. 198-213.
“‘Sonny’s Dream’: Popularity, Folksong, and Regional Anthems.” Popular Music Perspectives III. Popular Music and Social Reality, Ed. Peter Wicke. Berlin: Electronic Publication of Forschungszentrum Populär Musik der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, 1995. 85-97.
“Newfoundland Vernacular Song.” Popular Music : Style and Identity. Ed. Will Straw, Stacey Johnson, Rebecca Sullivan and Paul Friedlander. Montréal, Québec: The Centre for Research on Canadian Cultural Industries and Institutions, 1995. 215-19.
“Radio as Anthropomorphized Polyseme.” Fréquence—Frequency 1.2 (1994): 25-35.
“The Influences of Hispanic Music Cultures on African-American Blues Musicians.” Center for Black Music Research Journal 14.2 (1994): 203-24.
“’ Tricks and Fun’: Subversive Pleasures at Newfoundland Wakes.” Western Folklore 53 (1994): 263-93.
“Living Blues Journal: The Paradoxical Aesthetics of the Blues Revival.” Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined. Ed. Neil V. Rosenberg. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1993. 241-57.
“‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ to ‘Popular Music’: A Proposal to Change the Name of the Section.” Ethnopop 3.1 (Fall, 1992): 4-5.
“Folkloristics, Cultural Studies and Popular Culture.” Canadian Folklore Canadien 14.1 (1992): 15-30.
“Never the Wiser: Fairylore and Berry Picking in Newfoundland.” The World & I (July, 1992): 612-21.
“President’s Report—Massification, Folklore, and Hockey: A Plea for Time.” Bulletin of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada 16.1-2 (1992): 3-6.
“Current Blues Recordings: Review Essay.” Journal of American Folklore 104.414 (1991): 509-22.
“Folk Talk and Hard Facts: The Role of Ted Russell’s ‘Uncle Mose’ on the Fishermen’s Broadcast.” Studies in Newfoundland Folklore: Community and Process. Ed. Gerald Thomas and J.D.A. Widdowson. St. John’s: Breakwater, 1991. 191-212.
“Welcoming Remarks.” Beyond the Printed Word: The Evolution of Canada’s Broadcast News Heritage. Ed. Richard Lochead. Kingston, Ontario: Quarry P, 1991. 13.
“Newfoundland Berry Pickers ‘In the Fairies’: Maintaining Spatial, Temporal, and Moral Boundaries Through Legendry.” The Good People: New Fairylore Essays. Ed. Peter Narváez. New York: Garland, 1991. 336-68.
“‘I’ve Gotten Soppy’: Send-Off Parties as Rites of Passage in the Occupational Folklife of CBC Reporters.” American Behavioral Scientist 33.3 (1990): 339-52.
“Blues.” A Hundred Years on Record: An Appreciation of Recorded Sound. Ed. Michael Gray. London: Rococo Publishing, 1989. 102-04.
The Fairy Faith. Published transcription of national Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio programme, “Ideas,” written and recorded by Peter Narváez, produced by John Doyle, June 29, 1989. Toronto: CBC Enterprises, Publication 11-293, 1989.
“Introduction: Fans-A Special Section.” Culture and Tradition 11 (1987): 37-40.
“Newfoundland Berry Pickers ‘In the Fairies’: The Maintenance of Spatial and Temporal Boundaries Through Legendry.” Lore and Language 6.1 (1987): 15-49.
With Martin Laba, “Introduction: The Folklore-Popular Culture Continuum.” Media Sense: The Folklore-Popular Culture Continuum. Ed. Peter Narváez and Martin Laba. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State U Popular P, 1986. 1-8.
“Joseph R. Smallwood, The Barrelman, The Broadcaster as Folklorist.” Media Sense: The Folklore-Popular Culture Continuum. Ed. Peter Narváez and Martin Laba. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State U Popular P, 1986. 47-64.
The Newfie Bullet—The Nostalgic Use of Folklore.” Media Sense: The Folklore-Popular Culture Continuum. Ed. Peter Narváez and Martin Laba. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State U Popular P, 1986. 65-76.
“The Folklore of ‘Old Foolishness’: Newfoundland Media Legends.” Canadian Literature 108 (Spring, 1986): 125-43.
“Broadcast Materials in Atlantic Archives.” Bulletin of the Association for the Study of Canadian Radio and Television 25 (1985): 15-16.
“Folksong.” Encyclopedia of Newfoundland. Vol. 2. Ed. Joseph R. Smallwood. St. John’s: Newfoundland Book Publishers, 1984. 249-52.
“Joseph R. Smallwood, ‘The Barrelman’: The Broadcaster as Folklorist.” Canadian Folklore Canadien 5.1-2 (1983): 60-78.
“‘The Wabash Cannonball’ Parodic Song Cycle.” Canadian Folk Music Bulletin 16.4 (1982): 26.
“On Rovers and Ron, Reflex and Revival.” The Muse 33.5 (1982): 12-13.
“On Rovers and Ron: Reflex and Revival in the Music of Newfoundland.” This Magazine 1.2 (1982): 9-12.
With Philip Hiscock, “Broadcast Materials in the Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive.” Bulletin of the Association for the Study of Canadian Radio and Television 15 (1982): 16-20.
“Afro-American and Mexican Street Singers: An Ethno- Historical Hypothesis.” Southern Folklore Quarterly 42 (1978): 73-84.
“Oral History in Newfoundland.” Atlantic Association of Historians Newsletter 9 (1979): 3-5.
“Country Music in Diffusion: Juxtaposition and Syncretism in the Popular Music of Newfoundland.” Journal of Country Music 7.2 (1978): 93-101.
“The Folk Parodist.” Canadian Folk Music Journal 5 (1977): 32-37.
“Country and Western in Diffusion: Juxtaposition and Syncretism in the Popular Music of Newfoundland.” Culture and Tradition 2 (1977): 107-114.
“The Hillsville Tragedy in Court Record, Mass Media and Folk Balladry: A Problem in Historical Documentation.” Keystone Folklore Quarterly 16 (1971): 1-38.

RESEARCH: AUDIO, AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTIONS
SOUND RECORDINGS
Performer, songwriter: Some Good Blues. Amber Music CD 4141. St. John’s: Amber Music, 2002.
Recordist, producer, author of notes: Skip James in Concert—1968, Pts. 1 and 2. Document Records, 2 CDs DOCD 5633-5634. Vienna, Austria: Document Records, 1999.
Recordist, producer, author of notes: Dorman Ralph. SingSong Records, CD SS 9908-04. St. John’s: SingSong Records, 1999.
Recordist, producer, author of notes with Neil V. Rosenberg: Ray Johnson, A Breath of Newfoundland. Pigeon Inlet Records, LP PIP 738. St. John’s: Pigeon Inlet Productions, 1982.
Technical assistant, with Kelly Russell, for recording: Emile Benoit, It Comes from the Heart. Pigeon Inlet Records, LP PIP 731. St. John’s: Pigeon Inlet Productions, 1982.
Recordist, producer, author of notes: Come Hell or High Water: Songs of the Buchans Miners. Breakwater Recording LP 1001. St. John’s: Breakwater Books, 1977.

TELEVISION PROGRAMMES
Interviewee and respondent “Urban Legends,” thirty minute segment of national Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programme Benmergui Live, January 29, 1996.
Interviewee and respondent “Halloween and Superstitious Beliefs,” hour-long segment of national Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Newsworld, October 26, 1990.
Research consultant for “Satanic Panic,” broadcast as a programme of the regional Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series On Camera, March 22, 1990.
Interviewee, with Philip Hiscock: MUN ETV video production, for series “At MUN,” “The Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive,” 1982.
Research consultant and co-producer with Neil V. Rosenberg: MUN ETV video production, “Wilf Doyle and His Family,” 1979.

RADIO PROGRAMMES
Performer, “Singers and Songwriters in Concert at the LSPU Hall,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Performance Hour, November 6, 2001.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer “Japanese Blues,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Performance Hour, St. John’s, September 18, 1999.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer “Australian Blues,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Performance Hour, St. John’s, September 11, 1999.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer “Australian Aboriginal Blues,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Performance Hour, St. John’s, September 4, 1999.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer “The Blues of Skip James,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Performance Hour, St. John’s, August 28, 1999.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer “Dorman Ralph: Newfoundland Traditional Musician,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Performance Hour, St. John’s, August 21, 1999.
Performer, “The Blues of Peter Narváez and Darrell Cooper,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Keynotes, St. John’s, October 18, 1997.
Researcher, interviewer, writer, “Joseph Smallwood,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Finest Kind, St. John’s, September 9, 1996.
Researcher and commentator with Barbara Rieti and host Anita Best, “Fairies in Newfoundland,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Little Ball of Yarn, St. John’s, October 1, 1995.
Researcher and commentator with Anita Best and host Peter Gzowski, “Moratorium Songs,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programme Morningside, St. John’s, March 2, 1995.
Planner and commentator with Roy O’Brien and host Anne Budgell for “Songs About the Fisheries Crisis,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programme Radio Noon, St. John’s, January 9, 1995.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer “The Notodden [Norway] Blues Festival,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Performance Hour, St. John’s, October 29, 1994.
Concert performer with The Cookstown Jukes, musical ensemble, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series The Performance Hour, St. John’s, October 8, 1994.
Interviewee for “The Story of ‘Sonny’s Dream,’” segment of regional Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programme On the Go, St. John’s, September 26, 1990.
Host and researcher, “Mary Muckle, Folk Lullabies,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation special, St. John’s, June 30, 1990.
Consultant and informant “Black Humour that Heals,” national Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Open House, May 19, 1990.
Performer with Scott Goudie, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Keynotes, St. John’s, May 19, 1990.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer “The Fairy Faith,” national Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Ideas, June 29, 1989.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer for “The Traditional Roots of Chuck Berry’s Songs,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Goosebumps, St. John’s, January 22, 1988.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer for “‘Sonny’s Dream’: The Fate and History of a Newfoundland Song,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Goosebumps, St. John’s, January 22, 1988.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer “Humour in Rhythm and Blues,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Good for a Laugh, St. John’s, August 15, 1987.
Researcher, scriptwriter and announcer series “Lyrical Themes in Blues,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series Goosebumps, St. John’s, April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3, 1986.
With Denis Parker, researcher, scriptwriter and announcer two-part series “A History of the Blues,” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series A Few of the Best, St. John’s, August 17, 24, 1986.

ARCHIVAL DEPOSITIONS
Recordings of Rising Tide Theatre, Mike and Mary Hayes, Joe Cook, and Crooked Stovepipe (St. John’s), MUNFLA 97-727, 1997.
Songs, poetry, and harmonica instrumentals of Angus Lane (Buchans); MUNFLA 83-152, 1983.
Folk music interview with singer-musician Jamie Snider (St. John’s); MUNFLA 83-23, 1983.
“Some Slick,” musical drama by Mack Furlong, Paul Steffler, Denis Parker, Brian Downey, and the Mummers Troupe; MUNFLA 82-244, 1982.
Folk music interview with singer-musicans Michael Hayes and Mary Hayes, and musician Joe Cook; MUNFLA 82-243, 1982.
Folk music interview with African-American blues singer Bob Johnson (Shrevesport, Louisiana); MUNFLA 82-188, 1982.
Folksongs and harmonica instrumentals of David, Gladys, and Michael Coffey (Cuslett); MUNFLA 82-187, 1982.
Occupational history interview with Joseph R. Smallwood concerning radio broadcasting career; MUNFLA 82-185, 1982.
Occupational history interview with actor-dramatist-producer David Ross concerning the role of folklore in Newfoundland radio drama; MUNFLA 82-170, 1982.
With Neil Rosenberg, folk music interview with singer-musician Ray Johnson (Job’s Cove); MUNFLA 82-83, 1982.
Music from original St. John’s dramas as performed by Jim Payne, Janice Spence, and Rick Boland; MUNFLA 81-511, 1981.
Folk music interviews with singer-musician Dorman Ralph (White Bay); MUNFLA 80-495, 1980; 82-186, 1982; 83-185, 1983.
Folk music interview with singer Hugh Clark (St. Lawrence); MUNFLA 80-494, 1980.
Folk music interview with accordionist Edward Corcoran (Mortier); MUNFLA 80-493, 1980.
Occupational history interview with Daniel J. Stoyles (Bell Island); MUNFLA 79-592, 1979.
Folk music interviewer with singer-musician Denis Ryan; MUNFLA 79-591, 1979.
Occupational history interviews with Esau Mercer (Bay Roberts) and Joseph Boland (Newtown); MUNFLA 79-489, 1979.
(With Neil Rosenberg) folk music interview with singer-musician Wilf Doyle (Conception Harbour); MUNFLA 79-12, 1979.
Occupational history interview with music store proprietor Roy O’Brien (St. John’s); MUNFLA 79-3, 1979.
Occupational history interview with Kenneth S. Goldstein regarding his career as a producer of blues records; MUNFLA 78-490, 1978.
Occupational folklife collected from various residents of Buchans, Newfoundland; MUNFLA 76-393, 1976.
Folksongs and life history of Daniel Wyatt Tate (Hillsville, Virginia); University of Texas Folklore Archive, Austin, 1967.
Traditional songs and cuatro music of Naranjito, Puerto Rico; Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University, 1964.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL, CRITICAL AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
International Representative, Quality Review Committee for the review of the Department of Folklore (Béaloideas), University College Cork, Ireland, January-February, 2004.
Sound Recordings Editor, Journal of American Folklore, 1995-2004.
Audio-Visual Editor, Ethnologies [formerly Canadian Folklore Canadien], 1992-2004.
Member, Editorial Board, Perfect Beat (Australian journal of ethnomusicology), 1996-2004.
Member, Executive Board, Canadian Society for Traditional Music, 1995-2004.
Member, Executive Committee, Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place (MMaP), 2003-2004.
Member, Australian-Canadian Music Research Group (with Beverley Diamond [MUN], Philip Hayward [Macquarie University], Mark Evans [Macquarie University]), 2003-2004.
Co-Convenor “Popular Music Section,” American Folklore Society, 1992-2003.
Member, Ethnomusicology Program Committee, MUN, 2003-2004.
Paper presented, “Great Big Mistake: Fandom, Stockwell Day and Spoiled Identity.” “Practising Popular Music,” International Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), McGill University, Montréal Québec, July 2003.
Paper presented, “Who Owns Traditional Music? Whoever Gets There First.” Symposium: “Who Owns Traditional Music? A Dialogue,” Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place, MUN, April 2003.
Paper presented, “Regendering the Blues.” Canadian Society for Traditional Music Annual Conference, MUN, November 2002.
Paper presented, “The Continuing Significance of the Folk Society Model.” American Folklore Society, 2002 Annual Meeting, Rochester, New York, October 2002.
Paper presented, “Satanic Pacts and Musical Prowess: ‘Urbane’ and ‘Urban’ Legends of Niccolo Paganini and Robert Johnson.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Canadian Chapter 2002 Conference, “Sounds of the City,” Montréal Québec, May 2002.
Paper presented, “‘Me and the Devil’: Legends of Niccolo Paganini and Robert Johnson.” International Society for Contemporary Legend Research, 19th International Conference, San Antonio, Texas, June 2001.
Member, Headship Search Committee, Department of Sociology, MUN, Winter, 2002.
Member, Blues Award Committee, Juno Awards, 1994-2004.
Member, Judges Panel, East Coast Music Awards, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001.
Member, Judges Committee, FACTOR Music Grants, 1993-2001, 2003.
MUCEP student grant sponsor, 1994-2003.
Concert performance, East Coast Music Awards Showcase, February, 2004.
Concert performance (Peter Narváez Trio), “For Folk’s Sake: A Fundraiser for Culture & Tradition,” D.F. Cook Recital Hall, School of Music, MUN, November 14, 2003.
Concert performance, South Coast Blues Festival, Dunnville, Ontario, August 1, 2, 3, 2003.
Concert performance, Atlantic Scene Arts Festival, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, March 2, 2003.
Concert performance, Annual Fundraiser, Mary Griffiths Memorial Bursary, March 1999-2003.
Concert performance, Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, Bannerman Park , St. John’s, August 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002.
Concert performance, Blues, Brews and Barbecue Festival, Northampton, Massachusetts, June 22, 2002.
Member, Canada Research Chair in Traditional Music of Newfoundland and Labrador Search Committee, MUN, 2001.
External assessor, position of full professor, for Dr. Carole Carpenter, Division of Humanities, York University, November, 2001.
Concert performance, Whalin’ the Blues Festival, Victoria Park, St. John’s, July 2001.
Concert performance, Opening Night, Mile One Stadium, St. John’s, May 24, 2001.
Representative, SingSong Records, accepted lifetime achievement award (Stompin’ Tom Connors Award) for the late Dorman Ralph, Charlottetown, PEI, February 9, 2001.
Concert performance, Peace-a-Chord, Bannerman Park, St. John’s, August 2000.
External assessor, position of associate professor, for Dr. Rinaldo Walcott, Division of Humanities, York University, February, 2000.
Member, Executive Board, St. John’s Folk Arts Council, 1997-2000 .
Member, Awards Board, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, 1996-2000.
Concert performance with Steve Hussey, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, October 31, 1999.
Concert performance, The Phenomenon of Singing: International Academic Symposium II, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, July 2, 1999.
Chair and member (with Terry Kelly, Mark Murphy, Maureen Innis, Jim Payne, and Hugh Scott), “Songwriters in the Round,” Dorman Ralph Memorial Benefit, LSPU Hall, April 25, 1999.
Consultant, Westviking College, Bay St. George, Diploma of Applied Arts in Music and Production, May, 1996.
Consultant, “When Cod was King,” exhibit, South Street Seaport Museum, New York, New York, January 24-May 1, 1996.
External assessor, position of full professor, for Dr. Gary Butler, Division of Humanities, York University, March, 1995.
Teaching Supervisor for three graduate students, Graduate Program in Teaching, School of Graduate Studies, MUN, 1994-1995.
Concert performance with The Cookstown Jukes, 25th Anniversary Concert of the Department of Folklore, MUN, September 17, 1994.
Concert performance, Notodden Blues Festival, Notodden, Norway, August 19-20, 1994.
Concert performance, Fund Raising Committee for the National Student Conference, MUN, February 20, 1994.
Member, ad hoc Interdisciplinary Ethics Review Committee, 1994.
Folklore Consultant, National Geographic Society, 1993-1995.
Folklore Consultant, Polestar Communications, “An Ocean of Diamonds” Project (folk revival film), Watertown Massachusetts, 1993-1998.
Member, MUN Arts Computer Committee, 1993-1997.
Canadian Representative, Board of Representatives, International Association for the Study of Popular Music, 1993-1996.
Member, Executive, MUN Faculty Association, 1992-1995.
Member, MUN Faculty Association Communications Committee, 1991-1995.
Honorary Consultant to Canada Post Corporation, “Folklore Stamps,” November, 1993.
Chair, MUN Arts Research Committee, 1992-1993.
Past President, Folklore Studies Association of Canada, 1992-1993.
Member, Mary A. Griffiths Bursary Committee, MUN, 1992-1993.
Member, MUN Faculty Association Joint Employment Equity Committee, 1992.
Member, Council of the School of General and Continuing Studies, 1991-1995.
Member, MUN Arts Research Committee, 1991-1994.
President, Folklore Studies Association of Canada, 1991-1992.
Member, Presidential Selection Committee, Distinguished Teacher Award, 1990-1992.
President-elect, Folklore Studies Association of Canada, 1990-1991.
External assessor, position of full professor, for Dr. Christopher D. Geist, Department of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, January, 1990.
Past National President, Association for the Study of Canadian Radio and Television, 1989.
National President, Association for the Study of Canadian Radio and Television, 1987-1988.
Member, MUN Performing Arts Archive Committee, 1985-1989.
National Executive Member, Association for the Study of Canadian Radio and Television, 1984-1987.
Chairperson, Atlantic Region, Association for the Study of Canadian Radio and Television, 1983-1989.
Member, MUN Undergraduate Studies Committee, Faculty of Arts, 1982-1989.
Vice-President, Resource Foundation for the Arts, 1981-1982.
Treasurer, MUN Film Society, 1979-1980.
Performer of music and sound effects with Robert Joy, “Sisters of the Silver Scalpel” (film), CODCO and the Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Cooperative, 1978.
Newfoundland Vice-President, Archival Association of Atlantic Canada, 1977-1980.
Member, Board of Directors, Resource Foundation for the Arts, 1977-1980.

HONORARY CITATIONS
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to the Folk Arts in Newfoundland and Labador, Folk Arts Society, 2010.
Ethnologies (journal) issue (30.2) "In Honour of Peter Narváez," 2008.
Marius Barbeau Medal, Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Canadian Folkloristics, Folklore Studies Association of Canada, 2006.
East Coast Music Awards Nominee, 2003, “Blues Artist of the Year.”
Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Nominee, 2002, “Blues Artist of the Year.”
James Wade, “Peter Narváez,” Encyclopedia of Newfoundland. Vol. 4. Ed. Cyril F. Poole. St. John’s: Harry Cuff Publications Limited, 1993. 12.






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