Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since they first met in 1974. While they always wanted to make an album together, they never got around to it until now. Old Yellow Moon includes songs by Crowell, Patti Scialfa, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson among others.
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A less kitschy version of Eurovision showcases music sung in languages at risk of disappearing.
Across the Atlantic in a tiny village in Newfoundland, residents sing a New Year’s carol brought from Europe with the first English and Irish settlers, and handed down through centuries in the oral tradition. For generations villagers have walked from house to house, entered darkened kitchens after midnight, and have sung the carol as occupants listened in the darkness. Producer Chris Brookes tracked down the village carolers and follows them on their rounds as they sing their medieval melodies.
For futher info on the village: http://ca.epodunk.com/profiles/newfoundland-and-labrador/brighton/2000303.html
Brian Eno talks about his belief that singing is "the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor."
Read the full essay here: http://thisibelieve.org/dsp_ShowEssay.php?uid=54048&topessays=1
A documentary about the last song collector, Tom Munnelly.
From: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_documentaryonone_archive.xml (a treasure trove of excellent documentaries produced by RTÉ Radio 1)