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Lark In The Morning on 02/05/16

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 02/05/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 01/15/16

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 01/15/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 01/01/16

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 12/18/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 12/18/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 12/04/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 12/04/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 11/20/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 11/06/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 10/16/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 10/16/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 10/02/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 10/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music

Lark In The Morning on 09/18/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 09/18/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Folk Music


Lark In The Morning playlist for 02/05/2016

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Lark In The Morning
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Tom WaitsHow's It Gonna EndReal Gone
John EstesMilk Cow BluesHarry Smith's Anthology of Folk Music, Vol. 4Revenant
The Monroe BrothersNine Pound HammerHarry Smith's Anthology of Folk Music, Vol. 4Revenant
Buell KazeePoor Boy a Long Ways from HomeWork Hard, Play Hard, Pray HardTompkins Square
Bill Chitwood & His Georgia MountaineersFourth of July at a County FairWork Hard, Play Hard, Pray HardTompkins Square
Walter SmithCat's Got the Measles, Dog's Got the Whooping CoughGood for What Ails YouOld Hat
Shorty GodwinJimbo Jambo LandGood for What Ails YouOld Hat
Jeff Warner & Jeff DavisGay PareeOld Time Songs for Kids(self)
David HoltLittle Log Cabin in the LaneGrandfather's Greatest HitsHigh Windy
Mike Seeger & Paul BrownI Have No One to Love MeWay Down in North CarolinaRounder
Red Clay RamblersWay Down YonderYonder(self)
Red Clay RamblersC-H-I-C-K-E-NYonder(self)
KlezmaticsGonna Get Through this WorldWonder WheelJewish Music Group
Tom VincentBallad of the OspreySongs of the EarthMUSE Assoc.
Danny SchmidtAround the WaistLittle Grey SheepWaterbug
Sally RogersSeven Long YearsGenerationsFlying Fish
Charlie MaguireThe AlphabetHarbour LightsTrain on the Island
Katie McNallyIn and Out/Dud's JigFlourish(self)
Utah PhillipsSee Here, She SaidTreasures Left BehindRed House Records
Cindy MangsenLittle RiverLong Time TravelingFlying Fish
Cisco HoustonThe Girl in the WoodThe Folkways YearsSmithsonian Folkways
Debby McClatchyThe Last Summer CampOff to CaliforniaWildebeest
Al PettewayWintertideFollow that RoadPhilo

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/15/2016

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Burnett & RutherfordCurley Headed Woman BluesMountain BluesCounty
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina RamblersWhite House BluesOld Time SongsCounty
Wm Narmour & S.W. SmithCarroll County BluesMountain BluesCounty
The Skillet LickersRock That Cradle LucyThe Skillet Lickers: Old Time TunesCounty
The Carolina BuddiesOtto Wood the BanditOld-Time BalladsCounty
John HammondMy Mother Always Talked to MeOld-Time BalladsCounty
Dempson & Demmon LewisBull at the WagonTexas FarewellCounty
Clayton McMichen & Riley PuckettOld Molly HareOld-Time Fiddle ClassicsCounty
Dr. Humphrey BateHam Beats All MeatOld Time String Band ClassicsCounty
North Fork RoundersPull Old MuleRailroadin' & Gamblin'(self)
Major Contay & the Canebreak RattlersBilly Grimes, the RoverOld Familiar TunesFlying Crow
The Hotmud FamilyWagonyardStone Mountain WobbleVetco
Loudon Wainwright IIII'm Glad I'm MarriedHigh Wide & Handsome2nd Story Sound
Critton Hollow String BandEvalinaPoor BoyYodel-Ay-Hee
Critton Hollow String BandPretty Little DogPoor BoyYodel-Ay-Hee
Cranberry Lake Jug BandGreen LakesIf This Ain't GeniusKicking Mule
Evo BluesteinDevilish MaryEvo's AutoharpGreenhays
East Texas SerenadersMineola RagOld-Time Fiddle Classics, Vol. 2County
Fiddlin' Doc RobertsRye StrawOld-Time Fiddle Classics, Vol. 2County
Allan BlockThe Devil's Nine QuestionsAlive and Well and FiddlingLiving Folk
Allan BlockBunch of RushesAlive and Well and FiddlingLiving Folk
Fields & Wade WardRiley and SpencerRecorded in Galax VirginiaBiograph
Doc WatsonWanted ManOld Timey ConcertVanguard
Don't forget the Old Time Music Gathering this weekend!  Downtown Portland!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/18/2015

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Pete Seeger12 Gates to the CityTraditional ChristmasSmithsonian Folkways
Peter, Paul and MaryHayo, HayaA Holiday CelebrationGold Castle Records
John McCutcheonMoshe DorWinter SolsticeRounder
Jean RitchieWhat Wondrous Love Is ThisSinging Family of the CumberlandsRiverside
Anne HillsI Wonder As I WanderOn This Day Earth Shall RingHogeye Records
Robin WilliamsonBlow Blow Thou Winter WyndWinter's TurningFlying Fish
John KirkpatrickChildren's RhymesWassail!Fellside
John Roberts & Tony BarrandGreen Grow the Rushes, O!The Second Nowell, Vol. 2Front Hall
John Roberts & Tony BarrandThe Bitter WithyNowell Sing We ClearFront Hall
Lisa Neustadt & the Angel BandShepherds, AriseShout for JoyPhilo
Linda RussellO Leave Your SheepSing We All MerrilyFlying Fish
Penny SeegerGreat Big StarsAmerican Folk Songs for ChristmasRounder
Mike SeegerShine Like a Star in HeavenAmerican Folk Songs for ChristmasRounder
Mike SeegerHeard from Heaven TodayAmerican Folk Songs for ChristmasRounder
Penny SeegerAin't That A-Rockin' All NightAmerican Folk Songs for ChristmasRounder
Sonya CohenThe Blessings of MaryAmerican Folk Songs for ChristmasRounder
William Wright & James ReimanGod Rest Ye Merry GentlemenChristmas PresentRooster Records
Pierce PettisIn the Bleak MidwinterA Very Blue Rock Christmas
The Christmas Jug BandAin't That ColdUncorked(self)
John PrineChristmas in PrisonSweet RevengeAtlantic
Dr. ElmoHere's to the LonelyDr. Elmo's Twisted ChristmasLaughing Stock
Zeke HoskinI Believe in ChristmasLethal Reprieve(self)
John KellermannChristmas in JanuaryChristmas in January EP(self)
The third Friday show is always a treat to prepare for... I hope that you all enjoyed it, and have a merry holiday.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/04/2015

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Lark In The Morning
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Maxine SellersSingle GirlFolk SongsPrestige Folklore
Grant RogersTwenty Years Behind TimesBallad SingerKanawha
Huxtable, Christensen, & HoodLakes of PonchartrainMelancholy BabiesFront Hall
David MalletPhotographs & MemoriesOpen Door & WindowsFlying Fish
Bob FrankeUnder the WillowsBrief HistoriesFlying Fish
Gail Fratar & Peter KesslerOld TiesJust DreamingSwallow
James BryanReelfoot ReelLookout BluesRounder
Bryan BowersSatisfied MindThe View from HomeFlying Fish
The StomptownersMaggie PickinsKnocking the Ditches Down(self)
Joan SprungWhere Have the Dancers GonePictures to My MindFolk-Legacy
MetamoraEndless ChainMetamoraSugar Hill
Sandy BradleyDanced All NightPotluck & Dance TonightAlcazar
Jim PostLily WhiteJim Post & FriendsFlying Fish
Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatLog Driver's WaltzCome to Me in Canada(self)
Jinx DavisShe Waltzed in a Room By HerselfSong of Oregon(self)
Fiddle FeverOld Fashioned LoveWaltz of the WindFlying Fish
Thank you for all your support of KBOO!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 11/20/2015

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Ewan MacCollThe Grey CockThe Manchester AngelTradition
John Jacob NilesJimmy RandalThe Ballads of John Jacob NilesTradition
John LangstaffThe False BrideThe Seeds of LoveMinstrel
Joe GlazerMother JonesDown in a Coal MineCollector Records
Hazel DickensCold Blooded MurderCome All You Coal MinersRounder
Lou KillenThe Blackleg MinerAlong the Coaly TyneTopic
Johnny HandleThe Collier LadAlong the Coaly TyneTopic
Leon RosselsonRules of the GamePalaces of GoldFuse
Richard GraingerThe SteelmenTown in TimeKlondike
Phil OchsAutomationAll the News that's Fit to SingElektra
Si KahnWorking AwayI'll Be There: Songs for Jobs with JusticeFlying Fish
Pete SeegerThe Popular WobblyCarry It OnFlying Fish
Utah PhillipsThe Preacher and the SlaveWe Have Fed You All a Thousand YearsPhilo
Joe GlazerScissor BillThe Songs of Joe HillFolkways
Rebel VoicesFellow WorkerWarning: Women at Work(self)
Larry LongLiving in a Rich Man's WorldLiving in a Rich Man's WorldWaterfront Records
MagpieThe Spinning Mills of HomeWorking My Life AwayCollector
Joe HickersonJoe Hill's Last WillDrive Dull Care Away, Vol. 1Folk-Legacy
Erynn MarshallBonaparte's RetreatThe Tune Tramp(self)
The StomptownersThe Deils Awa w' the' ExcisemanKnocking the Ditches Down(self)
Leo KretznerBold OrionBold OrionHeartwood
Sally RogersRoving GamblerThe Unclaimed Pint(self)
John McCutcheonGone Gonna Rise AgainGonna Rise AgainRounder
The middle section of today's program was devoted to songs of labor and Joe Hill, in honor of his death 100 years ago yesterday.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 11/06/2015

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Oscar Brand & Jean RitchieThe Cambric ShirtRiddle Me ThisRiverside
Cyntia Smith & Ruth BarrettThe Broomfield HillMusic of the Rolling WorldAeolus
Vera AspeyThe Dowie Dens of YarrowSeeing DoubleTopic
Sara GreyThe House CarpenterBoy, She's a DaisyThe Tradition Bearers
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson HamerRiddles Wisely ExpoundedChild BalladsWilderland Records
Frankie ArmstrongThe Brown GirlLovely on the WaterTopic
Nic JonesLord BatemanNic JonesTopic
Peggy SeegerEarl BrandPopular BalladsRiverside
Maddy PriorThe Faulse Knight on the RoadSummer SolsticeTopic
Martin CarthySir Patrick SpensCrown of HornTopic
Friends of Fiddler's GreenThe Golden VanityThis Side of the OceanFogarty's Cove Music
Lisa NullRocky Banks of the BuffaloThe Feathered Maiden & Other BalladsGreen Linnet Records
The ballads collected by Sir Francis Child in the late 1800's were the product of hundreds of years of oral tradition.  As such, they were refined over time like water over a stone: story lines were streamlined until only the essential features remained, oftentimes names were generalized to common ones, and they often featured a single, dominant emotional theme. It has been theorized that each ballad retained the features that it did because that allowed the ballad to transmit some cultural value, or provide a way to talk about some relevant social more in a non-personal way.  So, some ballads deal with incest, or betrayal, or duty, etc.  In today's program guest Jon Pfaff and I dissect some popular ballads and dig into what each of them are saying.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 10/30/2015

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Peter BellamyThe Cruel Ship's CarpenterThe Fox Jumps Over the Parson's GateTopic
Johnny CollinsThe Goblin's RiddleJohnny's Private ArmyTradition Sound
Ewan MacCollThe Twa MagiciansBlood and Roses, Vol. 5Blackthorne Records
Frankie ArmstrongThe Maid on the ShoreLovely on the WaterTopic
Nick DowSweet William's GhostA Mark upon the EarthOld House Music
Janet SmithMolly BonThe UnicornTakoma
John AllisonSusanna MartinWitches and War WhoopsFolkways
Martin Carthy with Dave SwarbrickThe Bloody GardenerByker HillTopic
SolasThe Unquiet GraveSunny Spells and Scattered ShowersShanachie
Dean GitterThe Suffolk MiracleGhost BalladsRiverside
Barbara FreemanThe Calico CoffinChillers!
Hedy WestThe Wife of Usher's WellOld Times & Hard TimesFolk Legacy
Barry DransfieldThe WerewolfUp to NowFree Reed
The DransfieldsHornpipe: The Sligo FancyUp to NowFree Reed
Glenn OhrlinThe Hell-Bound TrainThe Hell-Bound TrainCampus Folksong Club
Mary McCaslinGhost Riders in the SkyPrairie in the SkyPhilo
Dean GitterThe Phantom StagecoachGhost BalladsRiverside
John Roberts and Tony BarrandThe False LadyDark Ships in the ForestFolk Legacy
Rick and Lorraine LeeTam LinContrastsFront Hall
I love doing the last Friday in October... it's the annual Spooky Show, with a raft of old favorites and a couple new tracks thrown in.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 10/16/2015

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Tobacco TagsJersey Bull BluesSongs of the Tobacco TagsOld Homestead
Bertram LevyShady GroveThat Old Gut FeelingFlying Fish
Bertram LevyBull at the WagonThat Old Gut FeelingFlying Fish
Bertram LevyRagtime AnnieThat Old Gut FeelingFlying Fish
Robin & Linda WilliamsPine CountyHarmonyJune Appal
Jon WilcoxOld DogClose to HomeBriar
Greg BrownOur Little TownOne More Goodnight KissRed House
Kate WolfMuddy RoadsPoet's HeartKaleidoscope
Linda AllenErath CountyWomen's WorkFlying Fish
TrapezoidI'll Be Here in the MorningCool of the DaySugar Hill
Fred SmallRoger & PhoebeOnly LoveAquifer
Sally Rogers & Claudia SchmidtCome Thou Fount of Every Blessing / Mountain FieldClosing the DistanceFlying Fish
Priscilla HerdmanI Remember Loving YouDarkness into LightFlying Fish
Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinMotherless ChildrenSongs of the Carter FamilyAppleseed
Cindy MangsenThe Long and Lonely WinterSettle DownFront Hall
Anne Hills & Cindy MangsenEvening ShadeNever Grow OldFlying Fish
Finest KindJordanHeart's DelightFallen Angle
Grey LarsenThe South ShoreThe GatheringSugar Hill
Bill StainesI Sang for Her a SongMilesMineral River
Different ShoesThe Burning TreeOne Size Feets AllFretless
Lui CollinsGold Upon the TreesStone by StoneMolly Gamblin Music

Lark In The Morning playlist for 10/02/2015

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Bob & Evelyne BeersWalkie in the ParlourWalkie in the ParlorFolkways
Bob & Evelyne BeersHindside BeforeWalkie in the ParlorFolkways
Jean RitchieThe House CarpenterBritish Traditional BalladsFolkways
James CornettSpring of '65Mountain Music of KentuckyFolkways
George DavisDeath of the Blue EagleMountain Music of KentuckyFolkways
Betty SmithAwake, Awake, You Drowsy SleeperSongs Traditionally Sung in North CarolinaFolk-Legacy Records, 1964
Iron Mountain String BandPoor Ellen SmithSomeday We'll Meet AgainFolkways
Art ThiemeCotton-eyed JoeThat's the Ticket!Folk-Legacy
Harry TuftHarvest SongAcross the Blue MountainFolk-Legacy
Joe HickersonThe Green Shores of FogoDrive Dull Care AwayFolk-Legacy
Joan SprungJulia GroverBallads and ButterfliesFolk-Legacy
Jonathan EberhardtI Have a Song to Sing, OLife's Trolley RideFolk-Legacy
Norman BlakeThelma HatfieldFar Away, Down on a Georgia FarmShanachie
David HoltLittle Log Cabin in the LaneGrandfather's Greatest HitsHigh Windy
Tim O'Brien & Darrell ScottLong Time GoneReal TimeHowdy Skies Records
Jerry RasmussenDreadful ShameThe Secret Life of Jerry RasmussenFolk-Legacy
Ann Mayo MuirLove It Like a FoolSo Goes My HeartFolk-Legacy
Peter Paul & MaryA'Soalin'MovingWarner Bros.
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson HamerGeordieChild BalladsWilderland
Lui CollinsThe Ballad of the White Seal MaidThere's a LightGreen Linnet
Paul Van ArsdaleTwo Horse Race / Kentucky Wild HorseDulcimer HeritageFolk-Legacy
Paul Van ArsdaleSilver BellsDulcimer HeritageFolk-Legacy
Finest KindDown at the End of Memory LaneHeart's Delight(self)
John McCutcheonBabylon is FallenStep by StepRounder
Word of Mouth ChorusSoar AwayRivers of DelightNonesuch
Norman BlakeOld Fiddler's Roll CallOriginal Underground Music of the Mysterious SouthRounder

Lark In The Morning playlist for 09/04/2015

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Ian CampbellAcross the HillsThe Ian Campbell Folk GroupElektra
The Young TraditionTomorrow Is My Dancing DayThe World of FolkArgo
The Garret SingersJar of Strong CiderThe Garret SingersArgo
Bobby EagleshamAs I Roved OutFlash CompanyFellside
Vin GarbutThe Yorkshire VolunteerTossin' a WobblerTopic
Roy HarrisThe Parson and the ClerkFlash CompanyFellside
Nic JonesThe Warlike Lads of RussiaFlash CompanyFellside
Jolly JackDoodle Let Me GoFlash CompanyFellside
Sara GreyGoing to the WestFlash CompanyFellside
Mike HardingThe Keyhole in the DoorA Lancashire LadTrailer
John Roberts & Tony BarrandRiding Down to PortsmouthHeartOutBurstsGolden Hind Music
Woodbine LizzieGypsy RoverA Night Out with Woodbine LizzieFellside
Cilla Fisher & Artie TresizeThe BeggarmanCilla and ArtieTopic
Jane Threllfall & Carl HogsdenYoung WatersWho?(self)
Shirley CollinsThe Barley StrawThe Power Of The True Love KnotHannibal
Allison Kraus and The ChieftainsMolly Ban
Waterson CarthyGrand March in the Battle of PragueCommon TongueTopic
June Tabor with Martin SimpsonFlash CompanyA Cut AboveTopic
Mike HardingThe Settle-Carlisle RailwaySongs of the Broad AcresFolk Heritage
Gary & Vera AspeyThe Three Foot SeamFrom the NorthTopic


Great program this morning

We really enjoyed this mornings program.  Great music and starts the day well.  Thanks.

4th of July

Thanks for the Gina Forsyth tune. Hadn't heard it before; it's great!

Fri 9-17-10 show

Hi Kurt,


Heard some very nice classical sounding guitar this morning around 6am.  I think you said it was Joe Vega or Mabus?  Unsure.  It was a live performance from 1980? at a place called the 10 pound fiddle?

Hope that is enough information to find out who that was and what song they played. 



Hi, maybe you'd like our music...


I really like you show.  I wish there were a whole station devoted to this kind of music.  2 things you might be interested in:

First, my band, Mistral ( just finished a CD of Breton and French folk music, adding a couple English folk ballads.  I'd like to send you a demo if you're interested. 

I'm part of the Bridgetown Morris Men.  We perform traditional English Morris dancing.  After practice, we go out and do a weekly pub sing, currently located at the Green Dragon on 9th and Belmont, Wednesday at about 9:15pm.  The Brit Folk show was right up our alley!

-Ian Clemons

What was the last song played

What was the last song played Friday morning, February 5, 2010?  It was a song with a line repeating (I think), "I'll go to sea no more", sung by a very familiar voice.  It was such a beautiful arrangement, but when I do a search on those words, I get a song quite different from what I heard this a.m.  Thanks so much.  Carol

playlist question


     Who performed the song "Let's have Christmas in January" which you played around 6:58 AM on Friday 12/18? They Might be Giants? Anyway, my sentiments exactly. Thanks for the music.


Playlist question

Would love to know the name of the song played at approx 6:45 this morning. Woman was wrapping about bomb shelters and marijuana in tupperware(!). Thanks.

Loved today's program

Fundamental cracks in the foundations of our world and society are rarely brought up in conversation, let alone in the media -- and to hear problems of class divisions and despair talked about in such an unscripted and heartfelt way made today's Lark in the Morning broadcast a particular treat.

Keep up the good work!


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