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    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    Golden Bough's Program (10/26)

    As promised, here's the program from Golden Bough's performance on Monday night (10/26) for the North Orange County Community Concerts Association.

    Golden Bough: Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza, & Kathy Ross Sierra.

    "America Bound"

    "Set sail for the land of freedom and opportunity. Tonight, the popular Celtic trio, Golden Bough, performs a new musical concert, America Bound, capturing in song the experience of millions of Irish and Scottish immigrants who crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a better life in the New World. Margie Butler, Paul Espinoza and Kathy Sierra trace that journey in haunting ballads, humorous songs, sea chanteys and rousing jigs and reels and demonstrate how the songs these immigrants carried in their hearts to their new home became the foundation for some of American's best-loved folk music."


    Mursheen Durkin
    Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
    P Stands for Paddy
    When the Boys Come Rolling HOme
    Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
    Froggy Went A'Courtin'*
    Frog in the Well**
    When New York was Irish
    The Little Beggarman / The Red Haired Boy***
    The Bard of Armagh / The Streets of Laredo
    Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
    Real Old Mountain Dew / The Arkansas Traveler

    *Popular American Folk version of an (originally) Irish song, according to the performers.
    **The Irish Version
    ***Went from Irish song to an American Appalachians/Bluegrass song. :)

    - - INTERMISSION - -

    The Water is Wide
    The Scottish Soldier
    Green Grow the Rashes-O
    Black is the Color
    Charlie is My Darling
    Banks of the SAcramento
    Irish Eyes Are Smiling / Too-Ral-Loo-Ra*
    My Irish Molly-O
    Bonnie Highland Laddie
    Cape Breton Tunes
    Donal, Where's Your Trousers?

    *According to the performers, though these 2 songs are usually known as Irish, they' actually written by Americans. :)

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