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Various Artists: By the Red: Folk Songs From the Red River Valley [Digipak]

Track List

>Little Old Sod Shanty, The
>Liskje Jeit No College
>When I First Came To This Land
>Canadien Errant, Un
>By the Red
>Lettre à Louis Riel
>Madam, Madam
>J'ai perdu ma femme
>Meet Big and Dinky
>Flunky Jim
>Chauffe Fort
>Agony of the Dance, The
>I Know Where the Summer Goes
>Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
>Red River Valley

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

On their debut Ravello Records release, By The Red, pianist Laura Loewen and baritone Mel Braun – joined by Fred Redekop and Jay Taylor (Big and Dinky) – present a glimpse of the variety of folk music found in Manitoba’s Red River Valley. Drawn from French Canadian, Metis, German Mennonite, Scots, and cowboy culture, and supplemented by the art song-like settings of John Greer, Larry Warkentin, Chester Duncan, Robert Turner, and Heidi Ugrin, these works, dramatic and nostalgic, relate stories that 200 years of life in the Red River Valley have generated.

Album Notes

Audio Mixers: Gordon Fitzell; Greg Boboski.

Liner Note Author: Mel Braun.

Recording information: Buhler Hall, Gretna, Manitaba, Canada (10/17/2011-10/19/2011); Krahn Barn, Neubergthal, Manitaba, Canada (10/17/2011-10/19/2011).

Director: Jeff LeRoy.


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