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I especially love Ashokan Farewell, I play it on the fiddle and I've seen it performed as well, Jay Ungar did an AWESOME job.

Songs of the Civil War

Collins rendition of Battle Hymn brings tears to my eyes. great album

Woeful, hopeful, wonderful

Excellent. Much of this music was on a followup program to Burns' "Civil War" and I had the video. I miss the commentary but still enjoy the music. The PBS program had among others Richie Havens quoting Frederick Douglas about the black union soldier, and the narration also told Julia Ward Howe waking up to sound of the bands playing "John Brown's Body" inspiring the words to the "Battle Hymn" made this music even more meaningful. While the naration is not here, I am pleased to have it again.


Formed: 1974 in Montreal, Canada

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The music of Montreal-born songwriting sisters Kate & Anna McGarrigle first came to international recognition in 1974 when Linda Ronstadt recorded Anna's "Heart Like a Wheel" as the title song to one of her albums. The Canadian sisters were signed to Warner Bros. and recorded Kate & Anna McGarrigle, an album of deeply felt (sometimes deeply funny) songs with a homey, eclectic folk backing and tart, striking vocals. It was widely hailed. Its two follow-ups seemed rushed, though they contained some...
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