Podcast: Ballads, Old and New
Episode #15-42 | airing 10-15-15

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two part feature Ballads Ancient & New. We’ll listen to ballads in many different settings and styles. Narrative songs have always been an important part of folk music whether humorous, serious or amorous we’ll hear all three distinct styles in the next two programs.

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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs Of Hope And Struggle /
        Smithsonian-Folkways

Paul O’Dette / “Up Tails All” / Robin Hood / Harmonia Mundi
Pete Seeger / “Young Charlotte” / Classic American Ballads /
        Smithsonian Folkways
Altan / “The Lily of the West” / The Poison Glen / Compass
Frank Profitt / “Tom Dooley” / Songs and Ballads of Appalachia /
        Folk Legacy

Dan Milner / “Ten Thousand Miles Away” / Irish Pirate Ballads and
        other Songs of the Sea / Smithsonian Folkways
Louis Killen / “The Bold Princess Royal” / Blow the Man Down / Topic
Stan Rogers / “Northwest Passage” / Northwest Passage / Borealis
Ian Robb / “The Mary Ellen Carter” / From Different Angels / Fallen
        Angle
Paul O’Dette / “My Lord Willoghbies Welcom Home” / Robin Hood /
        Harmonia Mundi

Gillian Welch / “Scarlet Town” / The Harrow and the Harvest / Acony
Bob Dylan / “The Cuckoo” / Live at the Gaslight 1962 / Columbia
Sheila Kay Adams / “Young Hunting/Elzig’s Farewell” / All the Other
        Fine Things / Granny Dell

Leadbelly / “John Hardy” / Gallows Pole / Tradition
Big Bill Broonzy / “Frankie and Johnny” / Classic African American
        Ballads / Smithsonian Folkways

Pete Seeger / “If I Had a Hammer (excerpt)” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
        Smithsonian Folkways

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