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Thread #143439   Message #3343500
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
26-Apr-12 - 09:29 AM
Thread Name: Sedayne : Fiddlesangs
Subject: RE: Sedayne : Fiddlesangs
I did as well, Dave. Liberating on so many levels!

Anyway here's another; not a Fiddlesang, rather a Zithersang - the zither in this case being a Hungarian citera; a sort of wild ancestor of Appalachian dulcimer. This is Walt Whitman's Song of Myself #32 bookended by two versions of Gently Me Johnny, recorded (& ambiently enchanced) in 2008 in tribute to The Wicker Man and other such merry May* wyrdness...

* Yes, I know it's not May until Monday, but allow a boy to get excited; in an ideal world Beltaine would be a national holiday on a par with Xmas, in which case by now we'd be seeing all sorts of festive folkloric idents on BBC; and just imagine the cover of the Radio Times!