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The Farwells

by The Farwells

Debra Clifford (Lonesome Sisters, Old Buck) & Becca Wintle, UK fiddler and singer, sing dreamy old time music, traditional mountain music, lonesome harmony; fiddle, clawhammer banjo, mandolin and string bass.
Genre: Folk: Appalachian Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Look Up, Look Down That Lonesome Road
3:36 $0.99
2. Sugar Baby
2:59 $0.99
3. Motherless Children
3:34 $0.99
4. Love's Worse Than Sickness
1:46 $0.99
5. High Up On Tug
2:22 $0.99
6. Pretty Little Saro
3:38 $0.99
7. Little White Robe
1:50 $0.99
8. Pretty Little Indian
2:13 $0.99
9. Little Sadie
3:01 $0.99
10. Biddy
2:01 $0.99
11. Hang Me
4:10 $0.99
12. Green Pastures
4:36 $0.99
13. That Train
3:23 $0.99
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Read the Huffington Post article on The Farwells by folklorist Stephen D. Winick online.

The Farwells is Debra Clifford and Becca Wintle, a fiddler from the UK, now settled in the US. They are immersed in old time music scene and sing lonesome harmonies with fiddle, clawhammer banjo, an old 1949 Gibson Southern Jumbo guitar and and old Gibson F5 mandolin, and maybe even some cool tenor guitar once in awhile. This CD is lush harmonies, and traditional old time, bluegrass and Appalacian mountain music. Debra is a member of the award winning Lonesome Sisters & Old Buck Stringband with Emily Schaad, Sabra Guzman & Riley Baugus. This CD is close to the sound of the Lonesome Sisters, lush harmonies but added beautiful fiddle by Becca Wintle.

BIOS: The Farwells: Becca Wintle & Debra Clifford

Becca Wintle has been playing fiddle since young, learning classical from her mother. Raised in Totnes, Devon UK, Becca played fiddle in an English Country dance band for many years and later found herself interested in bluegrass. Debra & Becca met at the Friends of American Old Time Music Festival in Gainsborough, England. They started making music, singing, and recording soon after with Andy Bell at his studio in the Peak District. Becca plays fiddle, guitar and sings lead and harmony in The Farwells. She now lives in the US permanently, in Western Massachusetts, where the Farwells reside.

Debra Clifford is an award winning Lonesome Sister with Sarah Hawker, voted best acoustic duo of 2006 by Gibson Guitars and recording 7 CD’s, which can be found here. Although not currently traveling, they are still making CD's. She plays mandolin, guitar, clawhammer banjo and tenor guitar, and sings lead and harmony in The Farwells. She is also is a member of Old Buck String Band, having recorded a CD with that band: Emily Schaad, Riley Baugus & Sabra Guzman. She has taught mandolin, singing and guitar at old time music camps and workshops here and abroad, including Ashokan Southern Week and Wheatland. She is the owner of the Old Time Traveling Music School with Val Mindel, and has toured with Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz. She is also the owner of Ancestorville, a facebook town with 60,000 members.



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Tom K.

Beautiful Old Time Music
I was at their CD release party at Clifftop Appalachian festival in WV with Bruce Molsky and Tatiana Hargreaves and saw them perform. Beautiful harmonies and fiddle, guitar. Love this CD, so glad I brought it home.

Kelly (facebook)

Congrats to Debra & Becca
I've been waiting for this, beautiful job and harmonies. If you are a Lonesome Sisters fan, you will love this CD too. nice fiddling Becca Wintle.

Diedre Williams

Read the Huffington Post Article on The Farwells
I read Stephen Winick's article in the Huffington Post on The Farwells and bought their CD, beautiful stuff, just as he reviewed. If you love close harmonies and fiddle, you will love this CD.

Thomas V.

Huffington Post article
I am totally enjoying this CD I found from the Steve Winick article on Huffington Post.


Congrats on Huffington Post
love this CD, beautiful harmonies and deep music. Janet.

Susan B.

Beautiful Harmonies and fiddle
..a beautiful CD of rich fiddle and 2 women harmony. If you love old time and early bluegrass, you'll love their singing. I am a Lonesome Sisters fan too. beautiful work.


really nice banjo, fiddle, mandolin and singing
Was excited to get this new CD, it's beautiful. nice acoustic work and simple and clean from Debra and Becca.

B. Baskin

If you love the Lonesome Sisters....
....you will love this CD. I keep playing it over and over, beautiful and dreamy. They did a great job of making it a total experience. I love Becca's voice.