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Author Ritchie, Fiona, 1960- author.

Title Wayfaring strangers : the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia / Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr with the assistance of Darcy Orr ; foreword by Dolly Parton.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.6213 RIT    DUE 02-29-20
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description xx, 361 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 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. From ancient ballads at the heart of the tradition to instruments that express this dynamic music, Ritchie and Orr chronicle the details of an epic journey. Enriched by the insights of key contributors to the living tradition on both sides of the Atlantic, this abundantly illustrated volume includes a CD featuring 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, including Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, John Doyle, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kay Adams, Jean Ritchie, Doc Watson, David Holt, Anais Mitchell, Al Petteway, and Amy White [Publisher description].
Performer CD performers: Dolly Parton with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan ; Dougie MacLean ; Colum Sands and Maggie MacInnes ; Patrick Street (Kevin Burke, fiddle, Jacky Daly, accordion) ; Bua (Len Graham and Brian ÓhAirt) ; Cara Dillon ; Jack Beck, Sara Grey, and Anne Neilson ; Julee Glaub with Pete Sutherland on banjo ; John Doyle ; James Bryan, fiddle, and Carl Jones, guitar ; Alan Burke, vocals, guitar, bodhrán, Tim Potts, bouzouki, tin whistle, Giles Lewin, fiddle, and Kevin Rowsome, uilleann pipes ; Pete Seeger ; Sheila Kay Adams, vocal and banjo, Josh Goforth, fiddle, John Doyle, guitar ; Sara Grey, vocal, Kieron Means, guitar, vocal ; Jean Ritchie ; Atwater Donnelly, dulcimer, Elwood Donnelly ; Doc Watson and David Holt, banjo ; Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer, vocals and guitar duo ; Timothy Cummings, border pipes, Pete Sutherland, banjo, Caleb Elder, fiddle ; Al Petteway, guitar, and Amy White, vocal.
Subject Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Scottish influences.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Irish influences.
Added Author Orr, Douglas M., Jr., 1938- author.
Parton, Dolly, writer of supplementary textual content.
ISBN 9781469618227 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1469618222 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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