Location: S Yorks
Country: GB

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Cynthia Wigington David E.Hall Geoff Black Guy Babusek John Henry John Shaw Robin Thompson


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Arise, Arise on Green Man Mountain Dulcimer

streams: 9
video file: 7.3MB, 00:04:31

08/14/12 11:37:53AM @foggers:

9.gif Ooooh, I turn me back for five minutes and all of a sudden lots of lovely FOTMD people come along and say nice things!

Thanks all for your compliments about my playing and singing.

Dana R. McCall
08/14/12 09:11:21AM @dana-r-mccall:

I love old ballads like this, this one is beautiful and you sing wonderfully. Thanks for posting.

Cheryl Johnson
08/14/12 08:25:41AM @cheryl-johnson:

Bravo!! What a wonderful ballad....and your voice is really lovely. I'm glad to hear your singing with the dulcimer as its seems to be somewhat infrequent these days.

08/14/12 04:05:02AM @sam:

GOODNESS ! What a treat! Enjoyed the music and your beautiful voice. Lovely.

07/16/11 04:44:09PM @foggers:

Thanks, Paul, Tim and Pristine2/Richard.

Tim - there are lots of versions of the song from both sides of theAtlantic. Iknow I sang it at school, but have forgotten that version. Since I got very interested in the relationship between US and GB folk music we have both bought a lot of books. One was published here in the UK in the 1960 by Maud Karpeles based on Cecil Sharp's collected music, and she had created a kind of composite of about 25 songs. Thanks so much for sharing your version. In some versions of the tale the couple kill the parents and elope, but in others (like mine) she pines away....

Pristine2 - I did not spot your comment in May - thanks so much. The Green Man MD was the first one every made by my partner Richard. It is walnut, with a Green Man carved on the back. It has 5 strings (doubled middle string for a fuller sound).


05/07/11 09:37:50PM @pristine2:
Wish my children could sit at your feet, so you could play for them. Gentle, lovely and powerful. Tell us more about the Green Man dulcimer ...
12/14/09 05:24:47AM @foggers:
Thanks Julie and Guy.Guy - this version is largely from Maud Karpeles' published collection of 80 Appalachian songs in the 1960s, drawn from the Cecil Sharp collection. I have known several versions over the years so inevitably this version is a bit of a conglomeration in the end!
Guy Babusek
12/13/09 10:55:04AM @guy-babusek:
That's just sumptuous. I must learn this song now.
Robin Thompson
09/16/09 03:05:56PM @robin-thompson:
Jane,I'm adding my request for more videos from you!Robin
09/11/09 11:50:52PM @teri-west:
09/06/09 07:02:34AM @foggers:
Hi Ron - there is a close up of the green man carving in my photo collection - it is difficult to get the camera to light it properly as the wood is quite dark, but this pic just about does it justice in terms of showing the intricacy of the face and leaves. I know it took him longer to make than the actual instrument!Thanks folks for all your kind comments!
Randy Adams
09/03/09 10:27:29PM @randy-adams:
When I see a vid of someone I feel I know them a little better than just thru the typed word..& it lends was a pleasure to see & hear you..You're a dang good player & singer sing with conviction & feeling. I'd watch another!!??
09/03/09 09:42:45PM @strumelia:
OK this is just fantastic!I used to sing that ballad unaccompanied, but a sort of rougher mountain version.I love that your voice is strong enough and deeper so that the dulcimer does not overpower it, which is so difficult to avoid sometimes.TERRIFIC. I'll look forward to hearing more from you!