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林阿春(1926-2004),原名程阿春,亂彈戲演員。出生於桃仔園廳大嵙崁支廳(今桃園大溪)。1926年,入臺北州大稻埕大橋頭附近獅館巷的瑞興陞其中囝仔(童伶)班內習藝,藝歷6年多期滿出班,先後曾於新福陞、南華陞、福興(榮)陞等亂彈班搭班,担任小生,22歲结婚,嫁给鹿港福興陞亂彈班主長子林火福,因此改冠從夫姓。中年期間曾主持鹿港福興陞班多年,後轉搭草屯樂天社班,又轉入臺中新美園北管劇團,約2000年退休。長年以北部亂彈本嗓小生演唱技巧與詮釋風格聞名,藝術生涯並以兼涉正旦、三花、公末多行當表演技藝,嫻熟能演各種經典劇目備受敬重。晚年曾為水晶唱片、彰化縣文化局及國立傳藝中心籌備處,錄製亂彈戲代表劇目。1998年,獲臺灣省政府文化處頒發「民俗技藝 — 北管類終身成就獎」。

LIN A-Chun (originally CHEN A-Chun), born in Longtan, Taoyuan, is a luantan (a form of Taiwanese opera) musician and actress. In 1926, at the age of eleven, she joined the Ruixing Children’s Group by Shiguang Alley (now Liangzhou Street) in Daqiaotou by Dadaocheng of Taipei, studying beiguan music and opera. She was trained to be the character of xiao-sheng (young male character). After studying for six years and four months, she began to work with luantan groups such as Xingfu and Fuxing (Furong), performing the character of xiao-sheng. At the age of twenty-two, she married LIN Huo-Fu, the oldest son of the director of the Fuxing Group in Lukang. She then changed her last name and registered her full name as LIN-CHEN A-Chun. However, because of a mistake by the Household Registration officer, her name was wrongly registered as LIN A-Chun. Later her official information often had the name LIN A-Chun.She directed the Fuxing Group for many years in her middle life. After the group was dismissed, she then worked for Letian She in Caotun, Nantou. In the late 1970s, the director of Letian She, LI Wu-Ji, dismissed the luantan group. LIN then performed luantan and worked for the Xinmeiyuan beiguan group in Taichung, directed by WANG Jin-Feng. She retired in 2000 and resides in Yuanlin City, Changhua.LIN is renowned for her singing technique and for her interpretation of the character of xiao sheng (young man) in the northern school of luantan. She also appeared as other characters, such as zhengdan (virtuous and elite woman), sanhua (male clown), and gongmo (middle-aged male). She is a master of the classic repertory of both the new and old schools, which is respectable. In her later life, her performances of many representative luantan pieces and interviews about her life were recorded by Crystal Records, Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau, and the Preparatory Office of the National Headquarters of Taiwan Traditional Arts for the purpose of publication and preservation. In 1998 she was awarded the Folkloric Arts: Lifetime Achievement Award in Beiguan Field by the Cultural Affairs Department, Taiwan Provincial Government.