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Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs

28 May 13 - 07:22 PM (#3520174)
Subject: Searching for Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: GUEST,RA

I am searching for Summer Solstice Folk Songs & Songs Celebrating summer for a wide age range & family audience!


20 Jun 13 - 06:59 AM (#3528238)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: GUEST,CS

Two non-traditional you might find OK

Anne Briggs : Summer's In

Watersons : Bright Phoebus


20 Jun 13 - 07:17 AM (#3528242)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: GUEST,CS

Summer is Icummin In - this recording from Richard Thompson which I liked for it's robust delivery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiauqwQIdnw


20 Jun 13 - 09:50 AM (#3528274)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: GUEST,henryp

The Digitrad Results for Midsummer

0.8169 - THE TAILOR AND THE CROW
0.7967 - ANDREW BARTON
0.7961 - ON MIDSUMMER DAY
0.7742 - AN AA GUNNER LAY DYING
0.7742 - ROBIN HOOD AND THE VALIANT KNIGHT
0.7742 - ROBIN HOOD AND THE PRINCE OF ARAGON
0.7742 - TARRY TROUSERS
0.7742 - ROBIN HOOD'S DELIGHT
0.7742 - PLEASANT AND DELIGHTFUL
0.7742 - OAK, ASH, AND THORN
0.7742 - HOUSEWIFE'S LAMENT
0.7742 - GAME OF CARDS
0.7742 - FACTORY GIRL
0.7742 - DARK ISLAND 2
0.7742 - COSMIC AND FREAKY
0.7742 - BANKS OF THE SWEET PRIMROSES


20 Jun 13 - 10:12 AM (#3528281)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

In the DT:
Wild Mountain Thyme
It was pleasant and delightful
It's a rosebud in June

Probably not in the DT:
Spirit Sweet of Summertime

We're giving a summer solstice concert this weekend. We are also doing
Summertime and the living is easy
Fever
Under the Boardwalk
The Water is Wide

and many more obscure songs about summer, love, the moon...
love this time of year!


21 Jun 13 - 03:28 AM (#3528545)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: GUEST,FloraG

I always think of Stanton Drew as a mid summer song.
FloraG


21 Jun 13 - 04:34 AM (#3528561)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: GUEST,SteveT

This is what I call my Solstice Song .   The usual problem though - I only get to sing it once a year!


21 Jun 13 - 04:41 AM (#3528566)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: GUEST,SteveT

P.S. For antiopdeans there is a Midwinter Song there just to keep the balance. (Sorry - would have edited the previous post if editing was an option)


21 Jun 13 - 08:02 AM (#3528613)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: GUEST,CS

Playing your midsummer song now Steve, charming!

Have a fine Midsummer all! I think the exact time was somewhere around 5am - too early for me :)


21 Jun 13 - 09:57 AM (#3528655)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: Bill D

Steve T... a fine song! I know folks who will truly appreciate it.


21 Jun 13 - 10:17 AM (#3528665)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: Nigel Parsons

It may seem wishful thinking,
And I realise that relatively modern songs are only slowly making their way into folk clubs, so:

"Here comes the sun"


21 Jun 13 - 10:58 AM (#3528683)
Subject: RE: Searching Summer Solstice Folk Songs
From: Nigel Parsons

Or, start your own!

In view of recent UK weather ...

In the British summer,
Frosty wind made moan.
Reservoirs o'erflowing
Crops are still ungrown.
Snow has fallen, Snow on snow,
Rain, then hail, then snow.
I remember Summer,
Fifteen years ago.


Apologies to Christina Rosetti