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Bluegrass Songs Wednesday, October 25, 2017

recommended by Barb M., Keyboard and Folk Music Specialist

00311484-wlWhat is bluegrass music, anyway? It’s music from Scotland, Ireland, and England that is influenced by the American Appalachian region, plus “home-grown” tunes with that British Isles flavor and the dash of Appalachian salt. “Hear the Wind Blow” shares some melodic content with “Connemara Cradle Song,” an Irish lullaby, for instance.

The Big Book of Bluegrass Songs contains seventy-two bluegrass songs, some collected by or written by A.P. Carter, some by Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, and others. There is plenty of material here to play and to sing. Written for piano and vocals with guitar chords, these songs can also be easily adapted for string band, or for a guitar player looking for new repertoire. Remember, shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!

About the Author:
Barb M. has worked in the Keyboard Department at Stanton’s since 1981. An active folk musician in the Columbus area, Barb also works with ensembles at her church and plays in the Columbus State Concert Band. In her spare time, Barb loves working with animals and computer games.


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