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William Rainey Harper’s Index

Folk jam

photo: Folk jamYears the University of Chicago Folklore Society has held its folk fest: 47

Free workshops at this February’s three-day fest: 30-plus

Bands playing evening concerts: 8

Participants wearing jazz shoes during Saturday’s English Country Dance workshop: 4

Wearing sneakers or winter boots: 25

Wearing sandals: 1

Most number of people in line Saturday for hot chocolate, cider, or coffee: 10

Number of CDs for sale outside the Ida Noyes library: 9,540

Fiddles joining the Pine Leaf Boys for a Cajun jam session: 7

Guitars: 5

Triangles: 1

Accordions: 2

Ukuleles: 2

Mandolins: 1

Spectators: 64