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Wayfaring strangers : the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

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Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, German, Welsh, African American, French, and Cherokee origin. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. In Wayfaring Strangers, Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change.

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Naples Library 781.62 RIT (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9781469618227 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1469618222 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xx, 361 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Edition: Book + CD.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]

Content descriptions

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Beginnings -- Voyage -- Singing a new song -- A great tapestry.
CD. Barbara Allen (Dolly Parton with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan) (5:22) -- It was a' for our rightfu' king (Dougie MacLean) (3:40) -- Dh'fhalbh mo nighean chruinn donn (Colum Sands & Maggie MacInnes) (4:13) -- Benton's jig/Benton's dream (Patrick Street) (3:33) -- The rambling Irishman (Len Graham & Brían ÓhAirt) (4:09) -- The winding river Roe (Cara Dillon) (4:30) -- The gypsy laddie (Jack Beck) (4:07) -- Gypsy Davy (Julee Glaub) (4:04) -- Pretty Saro (John Doyle) (3:38) -- Indian whoop (James Bryan & Carl Jones) (2:00) -- The Devil and the farmer's wife (Alan Burke) (4:40) -- The farmer's curst wife (Pete Seeger) (2:48) -- Young hunting/Elzig's farewell (Sheila Kay Adams) (5:45) -- Black is the color (Sara Grey) (2:43) -- Old George's Square (Jean Ritchie) (3:08) -- Single girl, married girl (Atwater Donnelly) (4:11) -- Shady Grove (Doc Watson & David Holt) (6:17) -- Willie's lady (Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer) (6:71) -- Wayfaring stranger/British field march (Timothy Cummings) (3:49) -- The parting glass (Al Petteway & Amy White) (4:10)
Summary, etc.:
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, German, Welsh, African American, French, and Cherokee origin. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. In Wayfaring Strangers, Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change.
Subject: Folk music > Appalachian Region, Southern > History and criticism.
Folk music > Appalachian Region, Southern > Scottish influences.
Folk music > Appalachian Region, Southern > Irish influences.
Genre: Folk music
Folk songs
Celtic music


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