Sara Grey, Song migration, From Scotland and Ireland to North America


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Scots and Ulster Scots have immigrated to North America in great numbers, bringing with them the song and ballad singing traditions of Scotland and Northern Ireland. I will trace the migration of songs by singing a song, or part of it, from its Celtic source and then singing the American or Canadian version illustrating both changes and similarities. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions, and to sing along on choruses and refrains.

Sara is a traditional musician who grew up in New Hampshire but lived in Scotland and England for 46 years.