22 min

Songs of Spring Folklife Today Podcast

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In this episode, hosts Stephen Winick and John Fenn, with guest Theadocia Austen, talk about songs of springtime, from agricultural and pastoral songs about farms and flowers to love ballads…and one dance tune. They also play the songs, including Pearl Nye’s version of “Early in the Spring,” the Copper Family’s rendition of “When Spring Comes On,” Baptiste Pierre’s version of the Haitian song “Fleurs, Certaines Jolies Fleurs” Rubén Cobos’s version of the alabanza hymn “El Alba,” Warde Ford’s version of “Nightingales of Spring,” and the Chicago Zither Club’s “Spring Polka.” More information on the songs can be found at https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife.

In this episode, hosts Stephen Winick and John Fenn, with guest Theadocia Austen, talk about songs of springtime, from agricultural and pastoral songs about farms and flowers to love ballads…and one dance tune. They also play the songs, including Pearl Nye’s version of “Early in the Spring,” the Copper Family’s rendition of “When Spring Comes On,” Baptiste Pierre’s version of the Haitian song “Fleurs, Certaines Jolies Fleurs” Rubén Cobos’s version of the alabanza hymn “El Alba,” Warde Ford’s version of “Nightingales of Spring,” and the Chicago Zither Club’s “Spring Polka.” More information on the songs can be found at https://blogs.loc.gov/folklife.

22 min

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