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 … → read more

“Oh Father, cruel Father, you will die a public show!”

View of the Beaulieu River from the Mill House B and B, in the lowlands of Hampshire County, England (courtesy of TripAdvisor)This song makes me want to stay here and sing on this patio! Our first post this week introduced the murder ballad “Young Emily”.  It’s English and was known originally in … → read more

28TH ANNUAL SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL AT MYSTIC SEAPORT THIS WEEKEND

A true gem of the festival season is taking place this weekend in Mystic, CT. The 28th Annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport will officially begin on Thursday evening with a “Fitting Out” concert near the Seaport’s Lighthouse points. Friday’s schedule will include a few events during the day … → read more