The Stonehill Yiddish Song Collection edit / delete

"In 1948, Ben Stonehill, a lover of Yiddish, was aware of how much had been lost to surviving Jews in terms of cultural heritage. [...] Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors, who were being temporarily housed."

to folk history song yiddish ... on 20 November 2015

Old-Time Fiddle Tunes edit / delete

An excellent collection of Appalachian fiddle tunes. I was after "Salt Creek", but there are plenty more here.

to america appalachia fiddle folk music tunes ... on 13 September 2015

The Valet's Tragedy, by Andrew Lang : X. THE MYSTERY OF LORD BATEMAN edit / delete

The authorship of "Lord Bateman". I was actually after a reference for the legend about Gilbert Becket being forged, but that appears to be in Child...

to ballad bateman becket folk history song ... on 07 June 2015

Dunn Family Collection - Dunn Family Collection - Ward Irish Music Archives edit / delete

Not only did Francis O'Neill write "O'Neill's Music of Ireland", he also recorded some of the performances he was transcribing. So you can hear a whole load of trad tunes as they were performed circa 1900 -- as MP3s here.

to folk history ireland music retrotech trad ... on 03 May 2015

The Joe Cooley Tapes edit / delete

"This site contains numerous field recordings made in the early 1970s of the great Irish accordion player Joe Cooley when he lived in the San Francisco bay area." That's Joe Cooley as in Cooley's Reel. Well worth a listen.

to accordion cooley folk music recordings trad ... on 05 March 2015

Mundharpe Melodier edit / delete

Learn harmonica... in Norwegian! The tune I was looking for was Røros Pols, which can be hammered gently into slip-jig form for use in Scottish/Irish sessions. (Round here, it's called "that tune Breabach play that I don't know the name of".)

to folk harmonica norway pols slipjig tunes ... on 18 January 2015

Home - Sangstories - Stories of Scottish Songs edit / delete

"There are 150 lyrics and background stories here of traditional and newer Scottish songs sung by the Linlithgow song group Sangschule"

to folk history lyrics music scots song ... on 23 August 2014

Set into Song - Peter Cox edit / delete

Scripts for the (first series of) Radio Ballads. Note that the more popular songs have evolved somewhat in the folk tradition, so the lyrics here for (e.g.) Shoals of Herring won't match what people actually sing these days.

to etext folk lyrics music radio radio-ballads script ... on 22 August 2014

Things I’ve learned from British folk ballads edit / delete

"Cuckoos' nests are right out."

to amusements folk music song ... on 27 April 2014

The White Hart - EDINBURGH - Belhaven edit / delete

The pub Ken (and, it appears, all of his family) plays at in Edinburgh.

to edinburgh folk music pub session ... on 26 March 2014

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