Sugarloaf Mopuntain - An Appalachian Gathering

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Label: AVIE
Catalog: AV2329
Format: CD

Apollo's Fire, Baroque Orchestra, Jeannette Sorrell

1. The Mountains Of Rhùm 2. Farewell To Ireland - Highlander’s Farewell 3. We’ll Rant & We’ll Roar (Farewell To The Isles) 4. The Cruel Sister 5. Se Fath Mo Buart Ha (The Cause Of All My Sorrow) - The Butterfly - Barney Brallaghan 6. Nottamun Town (Roud #1044) 7. Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair (Roud #3103) 8. I Wonder As I Wander - The Gravel Walk - Over The Isles To America 9. The Fox Went Out On A Chilly Night 10. Oh Susanna! - Pretty Peg - Far From Home 11. Once I Had A Sweetheart - Wayfaring Stranger 12. Pretty Betty Martin - Katy Did - Red Rockin Chair 13. Just Before The Battle, Mother - Go March Along 14. Glory In The Meeting House 15. Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep 16. Sugarloaf Mountain

On 'Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering', Apollo's Fire explores the rich repertoire of renaissance English and Scottish ballads that crossed the Atlantic and evolved to express a new world, an Americana life of joys and sorrows, love and loss, dancing and prayer. Following the chart topping album Come to the River (AV2205), which conjured early 19th-century rural Americana, Apollo's Fire presents Sugarloaf Mountain: An Appalachian Gathering. An award-winning programme created by Apollo's Fire's director Jeannette Sorrell, Sugarloaf Mountain follows the joys and sorrows of Celtic immigrants who settled in Appalachia. Sparkling fiddle tunes and haunting ballads of the British Isles crossed the Atlantic during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries and took root in the hills of Virginia. They mingled with American shape-note hymns and African spirituals, creating the soulful music known as Appalachian. Passing through love and loss, dancing and prayer, the music overflows in celebration as the people of the mountains raise their communal voices.

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