New Music, Folk Roots


For this New Sounds, listen to some new music with folk roots, and unexpected folk collaborations.  There's music by Howard Skempton, the English minimalist, using "Wild Colonial Boy" in his piece "The Durham Strike."  Then listen to Jim Moray doing "Two Sisters," Tom Waits doing "Two Sisters," and Julia Wolfe's "Cruel Sister," based on the same song.

Also, we'll hear from Laura Marling and the Dharohar Project together with Mumford & Sons.  There might even be music from Nico Muhly and his piece "The Two Sisters."  Plus, music from the Decemberists, and much more.

PROGRAM #        3182, New Music, Folk Roots            (First aired on 3-17-11)                       







Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Tabhair Dom Do Lamh), excerpt [2:00]

Shanachie 79009
Available at 

The Decemberists

The King is Dead

Rox in the Box [3:10]

Capitol Records OR

Dharohar Project,Laura Marling & Mumford and Sons

Dharohar Project, Laura Marling & Mumford & Sons EP


Meheni Rachi [4:57]

Digital Only.  Download from, iTunes or

Sheila Chandra

Weaving My Ancestors Voices

The Enchantment [4:32]

Real World #62322,*
Or iTunes.

Tom Waits

Orphans, Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Two Sisters [4:56]

Anti Records.

Jim Moray

Sweet England


Two Sisters [7:30]

Niag Records NIAG

Nico Muhly


The Only Tune Pt. 3 [4:47]

Brassland #018** "

Ensemble Resonanz/Brad Lubman

Julia Wolfe: Cruel Sister

Julia Wolfe: Cruel Sister, Part 2 [9:07]

Cantaloupe Muysic 21069

Daniel Becker, pf;

Bolt from the Blue

Howard Skempton - the Durham Strike [5:51]

Mode 226