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The Leaving of Liverpool

I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Apr 26, 2017 - 11 comments

Spotted Pony

The old-time tune "Spotted Pony", played at a jam session at the 2016 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering. [more inside]
posted by hades on Mar 18, 2017 - 4 comments

Coventry Carol - strings

This medieval English carol is certainly not cheerily optimistic-sounding, but might not quite qualify as pessimistic. "Somber" is better - a mood rarely evoked for Christmas. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Dec 18, 2015 - 1 comment

Rest Ye Merry

Vaguely medieval and dirge-like. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 23, 2012 - 3 comments

Leave Her, Johnny

Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Jan 31, 2011 - 13 comments

Silent Night

Extremely spartan recording, for me. Vox, piano, a simple vox harmony, and a melodica solo. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 22, 2010 - 2 comments

Captain Kidd

The original broadside dates to his execution in 1701. [more inside]
posted by blue bar on Feb 27, 2010 - 2 comments

The Murder of Maria Marten

An old murder ballad that's always intrigued me, for some reason. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Feb 25, 2010 - 2 comments

Danville Girl

Cover of the Dock Boggs song, on banjo naturally. [more inside]
posted by l2p on Feb 22, 2010 - 6 comments

Banks of the Ohio

DMelanogaster and I try the traditional music challenge. Banks of the Ohio is the story of Willie killing his proposal-rejecting lover. (see also Knoxville Girl)
posted by Obscure Reference on Feb 21, 2010 - 5 comments

Tumbalalaika

Tumbalalaika, a traditional Russian Jewish love song. Generally sung in Yiddish, presented here in English. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Feb 21, 2010 - 4 comments

"Spanish Ladies" by Peg-Leg Dundee featuring The Bilge Rats

An 18th century sea-shanty from around the time, allegedly, of the Battle of Trafalgar ("Kiss me Hardy....no,no I mean hardly"). Featuring indispensible and splendid contributions from uncleozzy (unhinged Robert Newton-esque vocal and accordion) and chococat (tracked vocal). Now....be careful you don't catch your clewgarnets in your flys... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Feb 19, 2010 - 21 comments

Greensleeves

For the "Traditional" MefiMusic challenge. In which I get all George Winston-y up in here. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 comments

Scarlet Town

A synth version of The Ballad of Barbara Allen, with beats and some sampling work. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven on Feb 18, 2010 - 1 comment

Year of Jubilo

This month's challenge isn't much of a challenge for someone who plays oldtime music anyway, but I figure I get extra points for recording this American Civil War era tune on my new gourd banjo. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Feb 16, 2010 - 3 comments

So We'll Go No More A-Roving

As it's Valentine's Day, here's a song about love. Well, kind of about love. Actually it's about the end of love, as it fades due to age and fatigue, and the death of romance. Errr...happy Valentine's Day! [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on Feb 14, 2010 - 1 comment

María tero lero lé

One for the 'traditional' challenge. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Feb 12, 2010 - 9 comments

Allegro Vivace from G.B. Viotti's 'Trio for 2 violins and cello' in Bb Major

My string trio playing one of our signature pieces by G.B. Viotti, the 1st movement to his 'Trio for 2 Violins and Cello' in Bb Major (Op. 19, 1). [more inside]
posted by mythicalbyrd on Feb 11, 2010 - 8 comments

Knoxville Girl

The old Murder Ballad. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 comments

Down In The Forest

The original broken Christmas carol. [more inside]
posted by doubtfulpalace on Dec 8, 2008 - 1 comment

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