Cover image for Wayfaring strangers : the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Title:
Wayfaring strangers : the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
ISBN:
9781469618227
Physical Description:
xx, 361 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents:
Barbara Allen It was a' for our rightfu' king Dh'fhalbh mo nighean chruinn donn Benton's jig/Benton's dream The rambling Irishman The winding river Roe The gypsy laddie Gypsy Davy Pretty Saro Indian whoop The Devil and the farmer's wife The farmer's curst wife Young hunting/Elzig's farewell Black is the color Old George's Square Single girl, married girl Shady Grove Willie's lady Wayfaring stranger/British field march The parting glass

Beginnings -- Voyage -- Singing a new song -- A great tapestry.
Abstract:
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. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe.
Format:
Audio disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]