Moonshine Folklore (W18)


  • Moonshining has a rich history and set of traditions, both around the U.S., but particularly in the Upper Valley. Given its “back woods” nature, the fact that it is an imperfect science, and the varieties of moonshine itself, there is much to be said about the rituals and taboos surrounding moonshine. Moonshiners share a deep connection to their past, and have a penchant for tradition. In interviewing four local moonshiners of the Upper Valley, we hope to share with the audience a set of folklore that is often under-explored–and under-appreciated.




  • Cormac Dugan
  • Jack Korzelius


  • Material Folklore
  • Customary Folklore
  • Recipes
  • Superstition