Traditional Irish Music
Galway based singer Mary McPartlan is undertaking an Indiegogo fundraiser for her new album. The recording will be called From Mountain to Mountain and it is a tribute to Jean Ritchie. On the background to the recording she says :
“I discovered the songs of Jean Ritchie and her dedicated contribution to world folk music many years ago, early on in my career. Jean was a defining figure in the history of the American Folk revival in the 1950’s onward. Two years ago I was a Fulbright Scholar in New York and as part of my research I went to Berea in Kentucky. I met many fine people in Berea and at Berea College who were so enthusiastic and helpful to me. I was introduced to Jean Ritchie in her home surrounded by members of her warm and hospitable family and friends, singing and playing music. I was privileged to share songs and stories as we sat together around her kitchen table."
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