Wisdom, Joy and Sorrow

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Bob Dylan  Tangled Up In Blue (Blood On The Tracks, 1975)  buy on itunes
Michael Marra  Botanic Endgame (Posted Sober, 2000)  buy on itunes
Kate and Anna McGarrigle  Swimming Song (Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 1975)  buy on itunes
The Carter Family  Can The Circle Be Unbroken (Bye And Bye) (Can The Circle Be Unbroken?: Country Music's First Family, 2000)  buy on itunes
Jim and Jesse  This World Is Not My Home (Old Country Church, 1964)  buy on itunes
Steeleye Span  Four Nights Drunk (Ten Man Mop, 1971)  buy on itunes
Dan·  PlTarßca an Tulaigh / The Red Bee (Dan·, 1997)  buy on itunes
Ralph Stanley  Old Man's Tears (with Emmylou Harris) (Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, 1992)  buy on itunes
Freakwater  You've Never Been This Far Before (Feels Like The Third Time, 1995)  buy on itunes
Jolie Holland  Sascha (Escondida, 2004)  buy on itunes
Laura Veirs  Chimney Sweeping Man (Carbon Glacier, 2004)  buy on itunes
Richard and Linda Thompson  The Dark End Of The Street (live) (Live (More Or Less), 1976)  buy on itunes
Stuart Duncan & Dirk Powell  Ruby With The Eyes That Sparkle ("Cold Mountain" Original Soundtrack, 2003)  buy on itunes
Iris DeMent  Pretty Saro (Songcatcher, 2001)  buy on itunes
John Renbourn  Alman / Melancholy Galliard (Mediaeval Almanack, 1989)  buy on itunes
James Taylor  You've Got A Friend (Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon, 1971)  buy on itunes
Christy Moore  Nancy Spain (live) (Live At The Point, 1994)  buy on itunes
Eliza Carthy  Cold Wet And Rainy Night / The Grand Hornpipe (Heat Light And Sound, 1996)  buy on itunes
Woody Guthrie  Hard Travelin' (Songs From Bound To Glory, 1977)  buy on itunes
Billy Bragg  Tender Comrade (Workers' Playtime, 1988)  buy on itunes
The Albion Band  House In The Country (Rise Up Like The Sun, 1978)  buy on itunes
Kate Rusby  Let The Cold Wind Blow (Little Lights, 2001)  buy on itunes
Side B
June Tabor & Martin Simpson  Unicorns (A Cut Above, 1980)  buy on itunes
Nick Drake  Pink Moon (Pink Moon, 1972)  buy on itunes
Richard & Mimi Fari±a  Pack Up Your Sorrows (Celebrations For A Grey Day, 1965)  buy on itunes
John Martyn  Over The Hill (Solid Air, 1973)  buy on itunes
Cat Stevens  Into White (Tea For The Tillerman, 1970)  buy on itunes
Leonard Cohen  Suzanne (Songs Of Leonard Cohen, 1968)  buy on itunes
Joanna Newsom  "En Gallop" (The Milk-Eyed Mender, 2004)  buy on itunes
Bert Jansch  Blackwater Side (Jack Orion, 1966)  buy on itunes
Devendra Banhart  When The Sun Shone On Vetiver (Rejoicing In The Hands, 2004)  buy on itunes
Ewan MacColl  Ballad Of Accounting (Black And White: The Definitive Collection, 1990)  buy on itunes
Uncle Tupelo  No Depression (No Depression, 1990)  buy on itunes
Phil Ochs  I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (I Ain't Marchin' Anymore, 1965)  buy on itunes
Susan McKeown  The Hare's Lament (Lowlands, 2000)  buy on itunes
John Fahey  Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip XIV Of Spain (Death Chants, Breakdowns And Military Waltzes, 1999)  buy on itunes
Tim Eriksen  John Colby's Hymn (Every Sound Below, 2004)  buy on itunes
Shirley Collins  Banks Of Sweet Mossom (Voices: English Traditional Songs [compilation], 1997)  buy on itunes
Alasdair Roberts  The Magpie's Nest (Crook Of My Arm, 2001)  buy on itunes
Andrew Bird  Don't Be Scared (Weather Systems, 2003)  buy on itunes
Bonnie "Prince" Billy  A Minor Place (I See A Darkness, 1999)  buy on itunes
Pete Seeger  Oh Mary Don't You Weep (live) (Live At Newport, 1994)  buy on itunes
Loudon Wainwright III  Dead Skunk (Album III, 1972)  buy on itunes
Norman Blake  You Are My Sunshine (Music From The Motion Picture "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", 2000)  buy on itunes


Two discs of folk and folk-type stuff, made for a curious friend. I must admit that I have used some stuff on mixes before, so in some ways, this is more of a "compilation" - but ultimately they're all tracks which I thought would be the most suitable. The background to the cover is an American Civil War image, and the words of the title, to go with it, can be found in the Tim Eriksen track. And thank you to Laura Koenig who has definitely broadened my knowledge of all of this, and whose wonderful mixes provided a couple of the songs on here!
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oink! good stuff here.
sport !
Date: 7/9/2005
GREAT stuff! GREAT mix.
Date: 7/9/2005
I agree with sport !
do your war dance
Date: 7/9/2005
oh, wow, richard thompson, eliza carthy, bert jansch... you've got a good one here.
Mo Twang!
Date: 7/9/2005
Wonderful! So many favorite artists here....
The Misfit
Date: 7/9/2005
Lots of great selections!
Date: 7/9/2005
Nice to see you back -- and with such an awesome mix. Love the mix of old vs. new/your side of the pond vs. ours. Very nice.
Rob Conroy
Date: 7/9/2005
This looks great to me.
Sean Lally
Date: 7/9/2005
This is all beautiful - I love seeing the Farinas and Ochs here, especially.
James Jackson
Date: 7/9/2005
Lovely job with this, and a fine introduction for a curious friend. The Dylan opener is a fave of mine, and always good to see Kansas City resident Iris Dement pop up on a mix. Also loving the McGarrigles, Steeleye Span, Freakwater, Woody, Leonard, and Mr. Fahey, and great choice by Cat. Nice work.
Date: 7/10/2005
Looks really good -- I remember my mom and grandpa listening to Steeleye Span when I was a child. They had an album that, if I recall correctly, had a whole bunch of little gold figures on the cover and I'd stare at it for hours...
Date: 7/10/2005
Wow Siobahn, this looks really nice.
Pussy & Grits
Date: 7/10/2005
Excellent Mix!
Date: 7/11/2005
WOW. Quite an impressive mix you've compiled here. Should be a fantastic introduction to your curious friend.
Date: 7/11/2005
Wonderful from start to finish.
Dead Man
Date: 7/11/2005
Looks like an excellent mix of US and UK folk. Your friend should be impressed.
Date: 7/13/2005
Superb Siobhan.Where have you bee? It's good to have you back.
p the swede
Date: 7/16/2005
interesting, love to hear it someday
Date: 6/10/2006
Siobhan - I know you posted these a long, long time ago, but I've just now seen them. What a great introduction for your friend! Nice to see such a wide variety of folky stuff all in one place. Wonderful!

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