Tag Archives: Jean Ritchie

Old time musician Jean Ritchie recently suffered a stroke, and is in the hospital

Dan Dutton, whom she mentored, discusses her legacy in more depth today on the Dandylandmuse blog. From his post: Jean wrote this email to one of her folk music friends who wasn’t feeling well a while back, and posted it on the Mudcat traditional music discussion board. It is such an insightful and brave introspection: […]


Granny’d sing us her Christmas carol, "Brightest and Best"

Hail the blest morn See the Great Mediator Down from the regions of Glory descend!Shepherds, go worship the Babe in the manger,Lo, for the a guard the bright angels attend. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,Dawn on our darkness and lend us Thine aidStar of the East, the horizon adorning,Guide where our […]

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