This week we have music from Lissa Schneckenburger, Airdance, Nightingale, Alchemy, and Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand. Julie reads poems by Rumi and Susan Reid, and Charis Boke reads a poem by Rumi. This week is Valentine’s Day. It’s an opportunity to be reminded to take a moment to tell the people around us that we love them, whatever our relationship is. This has been a weird year for a lot of our friendships and relationships, as they navigate new circumstances in this pandemic . And yet, I am also immensely grateful for those people in my life who have constantly been there, as constant as the moon. Rumi says: “Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.” You can reach out to me at starsintherafters.com. Take care, everyone.
1. Irish Girl – Lissa Schneckenburger (Brattleboro, VT). This song is from Lissa’s 2005 eponymous album. https://lissafiddle.com/
2. My worst habit, by Rumi. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT). ******Put this on Patreon
3. All That You Ask Me – Airdance (VT, MA). This is from the 2000 album Rodney Miller’s Airdance. https://www.greatmeadowmusic.com/
4. 1888, by Rumi. Read by Charis Boke (Springfield, VT).
5. The Discharged Drummer – Nightingale (VT). From Nightingale’s album Sometimes When the Moon is High. Nightingale is Becky Tracy, Keith Murphy, and Jeremiah McLane. https://www.nightingalevt.org/
6. Never Love Thee More – Alchemy (MA, VT). Alchemy performs this English Country Dance tune on their album Turning of the Hour. Alchemy is Eric Martin, Rachel Bell, and Karen Axelrod. https://rachelbellmusic.com/
7. Like the moon, by Susan Reid. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT).
8. None So Lovely – Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand (NY, NC). This song is on their album A Certain Tree. https://www.andrewandnoah.com/andrewandnoah/dev/music/
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