Stubbs, Trish

Invitation to North America: The New World Seen Through English Folk Song

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A rather quaint collection of English folk songs that touch on various elements of life in the new world of North America, this set features vocals by Tish Stubbs and Sam Richards over a folky bed of instrumentation that includes whistles, accordions, guitars, assorted percussion, dulcimers, and an aged harmonium. Full of rambling, wandering and drifting, these songs were part of the rich catalog that would contribute lines, verses and melodies to the crazy quilt of American folk music as it emerged on the new continent, a folk music that would be both similar to and yet distinct from its European cousin.

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