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Renaissance Songs & Ballads

by Janice Buckner

A pristine voice, melodic harmonies and acoustic guitar make this is a favorite for folk music enthusiasts. “Barbara Allen”, “”Gypsy Rover, “The Water Is Wide” and other traditional favorites will capture your heart in the true balladeer fashion.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sol Cake
2:54 $0.99
2. Pretty Polly
3:41 $0.99
3. Gypsy Rover
3:35 $0.99
4. Trees They Do Grow High
2:47 $0.99
5. Butcher Boy
2:16 $0.99
6. The Scotsman
2:32 $0.99
7. The Water Is Wide
3:48 $0.99
8. Maddy Groves
3:28 $0.99
9. Barbara Allen
6:00 $0.99
10. Crazy Man Michael
3:45 $0.99
11. Cruel Sister
4:33 $0.99
12. Gravestone Poems
2:44 $0.99
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Janice Buckner studied for a year at the University of Kent in Canterbury to pursue her interest of the British ballad. She traveled throughout England and Scotland collecting folk songs in the true minstrel fashion. She learned the melodies and lyrics from local people in the countryside - recording their versions in the pubs and in the parks so she could bring the songs back to the United States. She then spent a few years performing in Renaissance Fairs throughout America. Janice later recorded her favorite pieces, many of them the beloved classics that have survived for hundreds of years. She kept the arrangements simple, using only acoustic guitar and simple harmonies. These recordings are a tribute to the simplicity of the early troubadour. The lilting melodies and simple renditions will win your heart as you listen to the tragic tales of the Butcher Boy, Maddy Groves and Pretty Polly. She will stir memories of love with the legendary story of Barbara Allen and make you laugh with the drunken Scotsman’s plight of sleeping in a gutter while wearing his kilt. Let these ballads bring you to the days of the early British Isles and the strolling, wandering minstrels.

, spending extensive time in pubs and small country towns to learn the songs from the people of England and Scotland.



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