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Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs

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Subject: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: GUEST,Treasa C.
Date: 24 Jul 10 - 10:20 PM

I'm looking for any and all songs that deal with a harvest theme or with the Lá Lúnasa/Lughnasadh season. It doesn't matter if they are Irish, Scottish and/or Manx.

Thanks in advance,
Treasa


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: Cats
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 05:46 PM

Ripe and bearded Barley, john Barleycorn, The neck, Song for every season......


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: GUEST,slag310
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 02:09 PM

I have a webpage at
http://pierce.yolasite.com/harvestsongs
or pierce.yolasite.com/harvestsongs (whichever link works)
which gives a list of them. They are almost all in English, but some have Celtic influence. The list gives where you can find the lyrics and the music written down (rarely at the same place), and, where I could find them, recordings of them.

I'll be interested in any you can find too!
I am especially looking for the music to
Harvest Morn (the lyrcs are on the Legendary Dartmoor site)
and "When Roger and Nell...." or whatever, a dance song with the chorus "Harvest Home".

Slag310


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Subject: ore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: Cats
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 02:33 PM

We still cry the neck in our hamlet and these get sung in the field when we cut the last sheaf


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 02:34 PM

Bringing in the Sheaves
Great Steeleye Span??? or similar group...gathered up our differences and threw them in the air and gave them to the wind that shakes the barley

Field behind the plow..is he harvesting? Can'tremember.
Pick a bale of cotton although there are objections to that song
apple picking by Larry Hanks
Deportees


I bet there are lots in Polish etc. but we (those of us who do not speak Polish, Ukranian, Swahili etc.) do not know them.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: ClaireBear
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 02:44 PM

Stixwould Harvest Song


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 03:02 PM

Here is news of a Polish harvest festival in Vancouver BC. mg


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 03:04 PM

Here is even more Polish stuff. It appears it is a great tradition there. mg


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: Howard Jones
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 04:46 PM

I would guess that every culture which has a harvest has harvest songs. The OP appears to be specifically looking for songs from Ireland, Scotland or Isle of Man.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: ClaireBear
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 05:12 PM

Why was I thinking the OP thought songs from Ireland, Scotland or Isle of Man would be fine as well as the English songs that would be sure to be forthcoming? Hopeless Anglophilia on my part, I spoze.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 02:00 PM

There is a great one about the cranberry harvest in Washington early 1900s, written I think as a poem by someone who was in it..pouring down rain..I put a tune to it but can't remember it but if someone wants the words then pm me. mg


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: greg stephens
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 03:10 PM

Yes, an interesting ambiguity. The query could mean "I am looking for English songs, but it doesn't matter if they are Irish Scottish or Manx, that would be just as nice". Or does it mean "I am looking for what I have been told are called "Celtic Songs" so they can be Scottish, Irish or Manx. But not, heaven forbid, English". Personally, I would have a look at Cornish and Welsh songs too and, yes, even English ones as well.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: GUEST,slag310
Date: 28 Jul 10 - 03:21 PM

The Stixwould Harvest Song is very nice, I found the lyrics. It looks traditional, but does anybody know if it is, or if it was written by Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher? I see they sing it on "Old Men and Love Songs".

Thanks for all the info everybody.

Slag310


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Harvest Songs/Lughnasadh Songs
From: Helen Swan
Date: 01 Aug 13 - 08:59 AM

Hi all, my first post. Hoping this is the most recent Lammas/Lughnasadh post, though 2010 isn't very recent.
I have just finished producing a short radio programme for Lammas, for our local non-commercial community radio station, Soundart Radio in Devon. If anyone would like to listen, its available free here:
listen to 'the Truth about Lammas'
look for 'the Truth about Lammas'
It includes snippets of a number of songs of this season.
Lammas greetings!


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