Sing Me a Story, Pt. 2
Episode #17-49 | airing 12-06-17

This week we conclude our two-part feature “Sing Me a Story,” focusing on singers and songwriters who tell wonderful stories in their songs. We’ll hear tales from the North Woods with Brian Miller & Randy Goza, A classic song from James Keelaghan, some great English story-songs from Martin & Eliza … → read more

Podcast: Folk from the UK 101
Episode #17-30 | airing 7-26-17

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine we continue our occasional feature exploring a specific style of music. This week we explore folk music from the UK. British folk music has been widely collected and housed in the English Folk Dance and Song Society. We’ll hear from one of … → read more

Podcast: For Swarb
Episode #16-25 | airing 6-22-16

We lost Dave Swarbrick on June 3rd after suffering from lung disease for many years. This week’s edition of The Sing Out! Radio Magazine is dedicated to Dave. We’ll hear Dave’s fiddling and singing in many combinations including Fairport Convention, The Ian Campbell Folk Group and with Martin Carthy. We’ll … → read more

Podcast: The Kids are Alright Pt.2
Episode #16-14 | airing 4-07-16

This week we conclude our two week feature The Kids are Alright featuring additional players who have been inspired by their family to enter the music business. Sometimes the Kids blaze their own paths and sometimes they participate in outside projects but return to the family for support and stability. … → read more

The Truth to You I’ll Tell – “Little Glass of Wine”

Introduction – “Come little girl…” A couple of years back, I blogged over two weeks about what I called my “Essential Eleven Traditional Murder Ballads” and my “Essential Eleven Non-Traditional Murder Ballads.”  I cataloged a variety of tunes and performances that I found particularly moving, only some of which we’d … → read more

Two Sisters Redux – Part 1

detail from Twa Sisters – quilt by Dan Willig Six months ago, my first post for this blog dealt with the ancient murder ballad “Two Sisters“, also known as “Wind and Rain” as well as several other names.  I’m happy with the work I did then, but as with any first attempt … → read more