Mary McCaslin, a pure-voiced folk singer who sang plaintive laments for the fading Old West, reimagined pop and rock classics as mountain ballads and was an innovator of open tunings on the guitar, died on Oct. 2 at her home in Hemet, Calif., southeast of Los Angeles. She was 75.
To composers Zach Johnston and Matteo Roberts, music is never an afterthought in storytelling.
The duo, collectively known as Pep Magic, is behind the score of Netflix’s new animated series, “Oni: Thunder God’s Tale.” Based on Japanese folklore, it follows the story of Onari, a free-spirited girl living amongst gods
Expect a right raucous time when fun-loving Irish collective The Mary Wallopers bring their merry band of musicians to The Portland Arms next week.
Brothers Charles and Andrew Hendy and their friend Sean McKenna formed The Mary Wallopers as a three-piece ballad group travelling
The New York City folk scene of the early 1960s has become so foundational, so seminal in American cultural mythology, it is easy to forget that those youngsters were revivalists too: middle class kids disenchanted with materialism, the post-war industrial boom and its sordid underbelly of global domination,
- In the desert region of Rajasthan, elements of nature, the weather and emotions linked to environmental changes, feature in the state’s folk songs.
- While the popularity of folk songs has reduced, they are still sung in the rural areas of the state, underlining the people’s close association with the environment.
In late August, the town of Wadebridge in north Cornwall is teeming with Morris dancers, and pub gardens are alive with song. The occasion is the Cornwall folk festival, and in the late summer haze, everyone gets very merry.
Nevertheless, “merry” isn’t the right word for Angeline Morrison’s performance