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Jean Ritchie sings "Barbry Allen" a traditional Appalachian version of an old English folk song. It is a compelling story of unrequited love -- a popular theme throughout history in song and verse.

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The Rising of the Moon - Irish folk song Na Casaidigh with the popular Irish song about the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland. Na Casaidigh or The Cassidys are a traditional Irish family band from the Gaoth Dobhair (Gweedore) Gaeltacht in County Donegal. Lyrics: Oh then, tell me Seán O'Farrell, tell me why you hurry so? "Hush a bhuachaill, hush and listen", and his cheeks were all aglow...

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Here’s Lori Holland’s “Irish Folk Songs for Women,” lending a nod to both Women’s History Month and next week’s St. Patrick’s Day. Miriam Schottland’s block print for the 1960 recording evokes a folk art tradition. The woman's dress and harp mark the album as Irish, while the script and decorative framing suggest early Irish manuscripts.

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American Folk Music, Past, Present & Future

MOUNT DANCE of the HAYMAKERS (Image detail for William Sidney) Folk music has been around since the beginning of North America country. European immigrants brought their ballads and some brought their acoustic instruments and composed songs about the kinds of lives they were living, so at that time, America's music came from the people, not from the music industry. Music was the culture and environment of the people wherever they worked and lived.

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Autumn Woods (Irish Folk Song) (Ireland) sheet music for Treble Clef Instrument - 8notes.com

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An Irish Lullaby (Irish Folk Song) (Ireland) sheet music for Treble Clef Instrument - 8notes.com

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Allistrum's March (Irish Folk Song) (Ireland) sheet music for Treble Clef Instrument - 8notes.com

The High Kings-Red Is the Rose. This easily blows Justin Bieber out of whatever imaginary water he floats in. Top marks lads! We need real music like this to come back!

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