This week, we have music from Dave Wiesler, Airdance, Cindy Kallet, and Owen Morrison. Julie reads an excerpt from T.H. White and a poem by Jones Very, and Ben Williams reads a poem by Susan Reid. We’re getting into the heart of winter now, and so I just try to keep moving and keep my momentum up. If we’re outside in the cold we will keep moving to stay warm. I try to keep learning new things, find new ways to connect with people, keep myself inspired. All knowing that someday things will be better, whenever that day comes. And when we don’t have energy, we can ride on the momentum that we had, or the friends around who carry us. Take care, everyone.
1. Ruth’s Waltz – Dave Wiesler (Newark, DE). This original waltz is on Dave’s 2001 album Cracks and Shadows. https://davewiesler.com
2. An excerpt from The Once and Future King, by T. H. White. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT).
3. Kilcommon / The Volunteer – Airdance (MA, VT). This set of tunes is from the 2000 album Rodney Miller’s Airdance. https://greatmeadowmusic.com/miller.html
4. When this is over, by Susan Reid (Montpelier, VT). Read by Ben Williams (Northampton, MA).
5. Tide and the River Rising (Oars) – Cindy Kallet (IN). Cindy composed this song for a memorial service held for a close friend of her father. It seems to fit occasions of birth, marriage, despair and hope just as well. Cindy recorded ‘Oars’ on Dreaming Down a Quiet Line. www.cindykallet.com
6. The winter bird, by Jones Very. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT).
7. Snowmelt – Owen Morrison (Washington, DC). Owen plays this original waltz with Naomi Morse, Anna Patton, and Dave Haughey on Daybreak, his album of original waltzes. https://owenmorrison.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