03 Appalachian Waters

One of my favorite styles is one I sometimes hear in West Virginia folk music. It has its roots in Scottish folk music, brought by the immigrants who came to work in the coal mines. This song arose quite naturally on a happy afternoon.To me it represents how a mountainous rivulet becomes a mighty river. It is happy, it is graceful, it is a song of the Appalachian Mountains.

artwork: North Fork of the Blackwater River (West Virginia). Photo © David Miller, used by permission. www.facebook.com/alleghenyphotography and www.alleghenyphotography.com

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