While the geese are migrating this fall, I’ll be staying put. I’m getting out my warm clothes, firing up the heat, lighting a backyard fire from time to time as a way to see friends. And bracing myself for change. And I’ll be thinking of the incredible feat of migration, the way the birds and other animals travel thousands of miles, and yet always come back. This week, we have music from the Greenfield Dance Band, Keith Murphy, Phoenix, Tristan Henderson, and Pete Sutherland. Julie reads poems by Mary Oliver and Rumi, and Lorelei Erisis reads a poem by Susan Reid.
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1. High Clouds – Greenfield Dance Band (MA and VT). This waltz is the title track on the album the Greenfield Dance Band recorded for Great Meadow Music. The Greenfield Dance Band is David Kaynor, Mary Cay Brass, Peter Siegel, and Stuart Kenney, with guests. https://www.greatmeadowmusic.com/kaynor.html
2. Late migration, by Susan Reid (Montpelier, VT). Read by Lorelei Erisis (Northampton, MA).
3. C’est Aujourd’hui Grande Fête – Keith Murphy (Brattleboro, VT). This track is from Keith’s first solo album, Bound For Canaan. Becky Tracy plays fiddle. https://keithmurphy.bandcamp.com/.
4. Song for autumn, by Mary Oliver. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT).
5. The Lark on the Strand / Drummond Castle – Phoenix (MA and CA). Phoenix is Nora Smith (fiddle), Corey Walters (flute), and Christopher Jacoby (guitar). This set of traditional tunes is available on their eponymous EP. https://phoenix-danceband.bandcamp.com/releases
6. Back pain, by Rumi. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT).
7. Sweettalk Darkness – Tristan Henderson (Burlington, VT). Tristan wrote this tune and recorded it at home. www.petesposse.com
8. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah – Pete Sutherland (Burlington, VT). This track is from Pete Sutherland’s 1984 album Poor Man’s Dream. www.petesposse.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