Anais Mitchell, Martin Carthy and Italian Folk Music

By: Brendan

Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer’s Child Ballads is the subject of this NPR Weekend Edition segment. Legendary folk singer Martin Carthy is also featured in the piece. Carthy was the also subject of a fascinating Desert Island Discs BBC episode this year. My favorite track from that episode is the following song from the Alan Lomax archive, Genoese Longshoremen singing “La partenza (The Parting).”

La Partenza (Genoese longshoremen) (Italy) '54 by any song in the world on Grooveshark

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