Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday Music: Hard Times Come Again No More

Here is a perfect blending of traditional American music and traditional Celtic music. Stephen Foster was a prolific song writer in nineteenth century America whose songs were quickly embedded into the culture. "Hard Times Come Again No More," is perhaps one of his most enduring compositions. On this recording, it is performed by Scottish singer Paolo Nutini along with the traditional Irish band, The Chieftains. Nutini's voice gives the recording the pure earnestness of an ancient folk song. Near the end of the piece, the bagpipes and drums give the song a quintessentially Scottish flavor.

The song is from the Chieftains' 2012 album, Voice of Ages.



4 comments:

  1. I love that song. Dylan does a pretty good job of it, but I heard a young bluegrass band do it recently and it absolutely blew me away.
    Good post on good music my friend.
    Rick

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    1. Thanks, Rick. Emmylou Harris also has a great rendition of "Hard Times" on her live album "At the Ryman"

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  2. Love this! Just the sound of it is so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jodee. You have some amazing looking recipes on your site!

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