Music of the Rolling World: Vinyl
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MUSIC OF THE ROLLING WORLD (1982) Cyntia Smith's and Ruth Barrett's second release is a timeless collection of original and traditional British Isles folk songs celebrating Spring and Midsummer. The title song reminds us of our connection with the Earth, and our transformations within the cycles of the seasons. This recording is filled with songs

MUSIC OF THE ROLLING WORLD (1982) Cyntia Smith's and Ruth Barrett's second release is a timeless collection of original and traditional British Isles folk songs celebrating Spring and Midsummer. The title song reminds us of our connection with the Earth, and our transformations within the cycles of the seasons. This recording is filled with songs of celebration and playful love.

TRACK LIST:

Unicorns* (4:02)

I Live Not Where I Love (2:46)

Three French Dances (3:05)

Faerie's Love Song (3:26)

The Rolling World (4:25)

The Broomfield Hill (3:40)

Pavan (1:30)

The Weaver And The Factory Maid (3:45)

The Cuckoo (2:54)

Lovers Of The Moon (3:31)

Cambridge May Song (2:44)

*used by permission from Highway Music

REVIEWS With their first album these two talented women step forth and establish a strong musical identity. Drawing on Medieval and Renaissance music of the British Isles for materials and inspiration, they have created a musical tapestry of women with their voices, dulcimer and their striking arrangements. --Walnut Valley Occasional Their entire approach is very artistic, refined and aesthetically elegant. In a world in which traditional notions of beauty are constantly being maligned, the music of Barrett and Smith is undeniably and unapologetically beautiful. This is lovely music, lovingly performed and presented. —By Folk Scene Magazine This is one of the most beautiful records ever made. —George Winston, Windham Hill Artist Ruth Barrett and Cyntia Smith produce music which faithfully recreates eras so far bygone that it reaches into our psychic depths of myth and imagination, emotionally transporting us in ways nothing on the radio can. —Music Connection Magazine

Few mountain dulcimer players can make the dulcimer sound as classic as can Ruth Barrett and Cyntia Smith. An additional bonus is the superb vocal quality of Ruth and Cyntia. The overall effect is one of classic beauty. Anyone with a love of music should thoroughly enjoy this album. —The Walnut Valley Occasional

Instrumentation: fretted dulcimer, Renaissance side drum, Celtic harp, fiddle, string bass, guitar, and cello

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