Lew Murphy, Pat Murphy's Meadow.wmv - "Awesome variant of John Martin Devine's [1877-1929] original poem about a field in King's Cove, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, rearranged by his granddaughter in the 1930s, and set to music composed by Peter McNulty in the 1950s. The Irish entertainer from Mullagh, County Clare, Patrick Joseph (P.J.) Murrihy, heard it at a party in Chicago in 1982, and had it published by Ceol Music in 1989."
Thanks to an intrepid park ranger who became a part-time folklorist, an archive of sound recordings and lyric sheets bears witness to a tradition that could well have died off. "Fiddlin'John" Sharp (center) seen here with daughter Evelyn and banjo player Red Morris, is among the many musicians whose stories and songs are documented in Bobby Fulcher's archive.
Chants of the Inuit, ballads of French settlers, battle tunes of the British, and songs of Canadian self-rule: singer Alan Mills combines all four to present a rich tapestry of Canadian history in music.
Lumberjack Song, 1969, Monty Python. The music is similar to Là ci darem la mano, Don Giovanni's and Zerlina's duet in Act 1, Scene 2, of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Don Giovanni. The music has also been compared to the English folk song "The Foggy Dew", this is particularly apparent in the verses ('I cut down trees...'). Source: Wikipedia...
Death and the Lady, as collected by Francis Collinson from Mr Baker. From the EFDSS Full English archive. Collected 1946, Maidstone, Kent, England. "As I walked out one morn in May, The birds did sing and the lambs did play, I met an old man by the way..."
Picture of an Appalachia Man playing his Fiddle. Fiddle is a instrument used on appalachia music. It is very similar to a violin the main difference is the way that the musician plays it. It is a strong symbol of the appalachian music and culture.