This week has been too crazy for words, so we let the music and poetry do the talking. We reflect on fall colors, apple picking, and time spent in the woods. We have music from Maivish, Pete Sutherland, Nightingale, and Lissa Schneckenburger. Ben Williams reads a poem by Sara Teasdale, and Julie reads a poem by Lucille Clifton, with music by Eleanor Lincoln.
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1. The Winter Rose / Verdant – Maivish. Maivish is Adam Broome (guitar) and Jaige Trudel (fiddle). This previously unreleased track includes two tunes written by Jaige. www.maivish.com/
2. The Apple Picker’s Waltz / The Beautiful Lights Of Burlington – Pete Sutherland (Burlington, VT). This track is from Pete Sutherland’s 1984 album Poor Man’s Dream. www.petesposse.com
3. Meadowlarks, by Sara Teasdale. Read by Ben Williams (Northampton, MA).
4. Hills / Mulqueen’s – Nightingale (VT). Pete Sutherland set this text by Arthur Guiterman to music. Nightingale is Keith Murphy (guitar), Becky Tracy (fiddle), and Jeremiah McLane (accordion). https://www.nightingalevt.org
5. Blessing the boats, by Lucille Clifton. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT), with musical accompaniment by Eleanor Lincoln (Northampton, MA).
6. Open Door – Lissa Schneckenburger (Brattleboro, VT). This track is from Lissa’s first album, The Mad Hatter. www.lissafiddle.com
The opening music is “The Pearl in Sorrow’s Hand” by Julie Vallimont, from her album Dark Sky, Bright Stars. Produced by Julie Vallimont. Mixed and mastered by Dana Billings. All content courtesy of the artists, all rights reserved. This series is supported in part by the Country Dance and Song Society, NEFFA, CDS-Boston, and Pinewoods Camp. If you enjoy this podcast, please consider supporting it via Patreon: www.patreon.com/starsintherafters