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Sarah Underhill



Song Lyrics

Notes on Sarah's Songs

"Strange Sweethearts"- expanded liner notes

The Pete Seeger Connection

Performance Art with Eeo Stubblefield

Ian's Music Bio


Banshanachie & Friends/ Wild Swan Duo/ Stockport Middle Ground  



Music in the Celtic/Folk/Americana Tradition


Based in the Hudson Valley, New York State, USA

Contact at underhval@hvi.net  or sarahunderhill98@gmail.com 


Listen to six songs written by Sarah at www.soundcloud.com on the People's Music Network channel:

Hedge School

Grandfather's Trees

Pro-Choice Song

From the Prison

Hole in the Ground

Dark's Lullaby


Albums on Spotify/Pandora, etc:

On the Sarah Underhill page:  Strange Sweethearts, Rolling Down From Babylon, Making Waves, Sarabande: Celtic Wedding, Lynch's Dock: Field Recordings from Bar Rooms and County Fairs,  Banshanachie: Gan Ainm,  First of My Rambles [also available on CD], Banshanachie: Glenerie, Wild Swans


On the Sarah Underhill & Ian Worpole page: Chimaera 

On the Stockport Middle Ground page: Bound Out For Canaan


Song Parodies and Adaptations


For all other recordings, details and how to obtain, keep  scrolling further down!  



Ongoing:  Celtic Session at Tinker Street Tavern, Mondays, 7:30 pm. 297 Tinker St., Woodstock NY 845 684-5242. No cover.


Upcoming Events:

Wild Swan Band with Robert Bard at the Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale NY, Sunday June 4th, Sun. July 23, and Sunday Aug. 13th, 4 pm. Suggested donation $10. Will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. Please check the Cafe website if the weather is iffy.


Wild Swan Band at Extinction Rebellion Benefit, Keegan Ales, Kingston NY Sun. June 25, 2 pm

The Norns [Sarah Underhill, Jeanne Nametz, Kate Naplatarski] at Celtic Fest Day at the Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale NY, Monday May 29 12:45-1:30 pm Weather permitting


Catalog of Gigs Since 2011:



Pete Seeger Festival, Sun. May 7th 2 pm. Tomkins Corners Cultural Center, 729 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley NY

St. Patrick's Day  Concert with the Wild Swan Band and Robert Bard, Fri. March 17, 8 pm, Rosendale Theater, Rosendale NY



Sun. Oct. 23, 4-4:30 pm, Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, Bearsville Center, Woodstock NY. [woodstockinvitational.com] with the Wild Swan Band

[Ian Worpole, Jon Garelick, TG Vanini]. 

Sun. Oct. 16, 2-5 pm Mohonk Consultations Forum on UBI, Mohonk Mountain House. $25. 

April 3, Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon NY 6:30 pm Tribute to Connie Hogarth w. Clearwater Sloop Singers reunion.  Suggested donation, all proceeds to HRS Clearwater.


2021:  August 15 Album Release Party for "First of My Rambles", Rail Trail Cafe, Rosendale NY, 5:30-7:30 pm., with Ian Worpole, Jude Roberts, T.G. Vanini. Jon Garelick. 


2020: Farewell to Summer Outdoor Concert, Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale NY, Sunday October 18, 2-4 pm with Ian Worpole, Jon Garelick, and Robert Bard



Sun Oct. 20 Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival, Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park, Beacon NY, 12:50-1:20 with Rick Nestler

Sun. March 17, 8 pm New World Celtic Band at the Colony, Woodstock NY



Sun. Oct. 28, 7:30 pm Woodstock Luthiers Guild, Landau Grill, Woodstock NY with Jude Roberts

Sun. Oct. 14 Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Festival, Pete & Toshi Seeger Waterfront Park, Beacon NY 12:30-1, with the Lost River Boys, Diggit Dermer and Patrick Jones

Sun. July 29 Towne Crier, Beacon NY Tribute to Dan Einbender with Guy Davis

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival June 15, Croton on Hudson, Circle of Song with Ben Bath and Stockport Middle Ground

Sat. June 9, 8 pm CD Release Party at the Rosendale Cafe,  $10 cover. Celebrating the release of new CD "Bound Out For Canaan" with Stockport Middle Ground ( Ben Bath, Creek Iverson, Aldo Lavaggi and Rik Palieri) and the Catskills Sacred Harp Singers.

Sun. May 6 Pete Seeger Fest, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, Putnam Valley NY

Sat., March 17, 8 pm St.Patrick's Day 2018 at New World Home Cooking with New World Celtic Band



Sat. Oct. 7, Wallkill River Festival, New Paltz Community Garden, New Paltz NY with the Wild Swan Band

Sun. Aug. 13, Beacon Sloop Club Corn Fest, Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront  Park, Beacon, NY with  David Bernz.

Thurs. May 11 Hope on the Hudson: Film Premiere/Fundraiser for Clearwater. 6-8 pm, Towne Crier Café, Beacon NY, appearing with the Breakneck Ridge String Band. $75.

Sun. May 7 Pete Seeger Fest, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, Putnam Valley NY with Ben Bath.

April 22 NEFFA Workshop 5 pm. "Living Ghosts: Traditional Song as Story & History"  Middle School Rm 119, Mansfield Mass. as part of Northeast Folk Festival



Wed. Dec. 14, '16  Not So Quiet Concert Series, Middleburgh Library, 323 Main St., Middleburgh NY. 7 pm. Songs of Clearwater with Pat Lamanna & Scott Berwick. $10. suggested donation. 518 827-6142

Friday Nov. 4, Evening with Liam O'Maonlai, Art Society of Kingston, with T. McCann Band, to benefit Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley

Sun. Sept. 4 Hooley on the Hudson, Kingston NY, Wild Swan Band on the Trad Stage 2:30-4.

Sun. June 12 Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Festival at the Pete & Toshi Seeger Waterfront Park, Beacon NY. Free. Time TBA. With the Trouble Sisters [Melissa Ortquist & Laurie Siegel]

Sat. June 11 Wild Swan Band/ Wine Tasting Benefit Fundraiser for the Woodstock Historical Society, 6-9 p.m.  20 Comeau Dr., Woodstock NY 845 679-2143 $30.

Friday June 3, 7 pm, Concert at the People's Music Network Summer Gathering, Camp Kinderland, Tolland Ma. with Joe Jencks, Annie & the Hedonists. Info 413-658-5374

Sun. May 1 Pete Seeger Festival, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, Putnam Valley NY with Creek Iverson, Dave and Jacob Bernz,, Steve Kirkman, Pat Lamanna, RJ Storm, Andy Revkin, Melissa Ortquist, Karen Brooks,

Thurs. March 17, St. Paddy's at New World Home Cooking, rte 212 Woodstock NY 845 246-0900 with Spatter the Mud

Sun. April 10, 3 pm, "Women's Work: Music for, by and about Women" Howland Center, Main St. Beacon NY. Admission $15. to benefit Sloop Woody Guthrie Restoration. 845 452-4013



Sat. June 21, 5 pm. Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival '15. Circle of Song w/Jude Roberts & Ian Worpole

Sun. June 14, 3:50 pm  Beacon Sloop Club Strawberry Fest at the Beacon NY Waterfront Park with the Trouble Sisters [Betty Boomer, Karen Brooks, Melissa Ortquist, Laurie Siegel]

Sat. & Sun. June 21 & 22. Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival 2014, Croton Point Park, Croton NY Circle of Song

Sat. March 29  2-3 pm WJFF Open House, 90.3 FM Jeffersonville NY with the Wild Swan Band and  Folk DJ Angela Page

Sun. March 16 5-7 pm Rosendale Café. Irish Drinking songs with Ben Bath. No cover. This is a participatory event. Pub Songs for St. Pat's Eve

Sat. March 15 4 pm Clearwater Open Boat Potluck, Kingston Maritime Center, Kingston NY with Ben Bath



Sat. Dec. 7, Wassail Songs at the Howland Center Winter Hoot, Beacon, 8 pm 

Fri. Dec. 6 Wild Swan Band  Winter Solstice at the Colony Café, Woodstock, 8 pm, No Cover. 845 679 8639

Mon. Nov.11 Mohonk Consultations Watershed Conference, Mohonk Mountain House w/ Jude Roberts

Sat. Oct. 19, High Falls Canal Society Apple Fest, High Falls NY, 2 pm with Dan Einbender

Sun. Oct. 13, Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Fest, Beacon Riverfront Park, Beacon NY,  11-5. With Hallie Stotler on fiddle and Rob Stein on guitar. 1:45-2:15 on the Children's Stage (opening for Pete Seeger) and 2:30-3 on the Main Stage.

Sat. July 6, 2 pm at the Gazebo, Kingston Rondout district, appearing with the Wild Swan Band and special guest Rob Stein on pedal steel,  as part of the Bardavon July 4th Weekend Festival of the Arts

Sat. June 15 Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, Croton Point NY  at Circle of Song and Artisanal Farm Market Stages

Sat. June 1, 7 pm Roots Music House Concert at Brook Farm, Lenape Lane, New Paltz, with the Wild Swan Band. Followed by Barn Dance/Session at 8:30.



Mon. Jan. 21 2013 6th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration for Social Justice ,7:30 pm, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon NY $10. with the Rivertown Kids, Betty & the Baby Boomers, Guy Davis, Alvin Bell, David & Jacob Bernz, Dan Einbender,Jeff Haynes, Travis Jeffrey, Melissa Ortquist, Chris Ruhe and Pete Seeger

Sun. Aug.12, 12 pm. Beacon Sloop Club Corn Fest, Beacon Riverfront Park  w/Jude Roberts & Jon Garelick

Sat. & Sun. June 16 &17, Clearwater's Hudson River Revival Festival, celebrating the release of "Singing Clear", songs for a clean environment, with Bev Grant, Colleen Kattau, Dave Lippman, Betty Boomer & Friends

Fri. June 1, 8 pm, CD release Party for "Singing Clear" with Bev Grant, Ina May Wool, Dave Lippman, Aro Veno & Colleen Kattau, Good Coffee House Music Parlor, 53 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn NY

March 17, 2012, St. Patrick's Day, Women's Voices for Peace in Ireland, People's Voice Cafe, NYC, with Dan Einbender. www.peoplesvoicecafe.org

Sunday March 11 Fukushima Commemoration: Year One, Rally and Concert at Indian Point Nuke Plant with Dar Williams, Dan Einbender & the Rivertown Kids, Dave Bernz, James Durst, Fred Gillen & Hope Machine, Taeko Fuokao & the Raging Grannies

Sunday March 4. Special Concert at Rosendale Cafe featuring Mnsgr. Charlie Coen, Dylan Foley and Friends. 4-7 pm

Takoma Park Minifest, Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Sat. Feb. 4, 2012. Traditional Songs w/Michele Callaghan



Beacon Sloop Club Pumpkin Fest, Sun. Oct. 16, 2 pm at Beacon Riverfront Park, with Dan Einbender & Special Guest Fiddler

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival. Sun. June 19, 2011 5-5:45pm, "Down By the River" at Circle of Song with Jude Roberts and Friends

New York Pinewoods Folk Music Society Spring Music Weekend, May 27-30, 2011 at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonkson, NY. www.folkmusicny.org/weekends.html

Beltane Festival, Sat. April 30 [rain date 5/1], Center For Symbolic Studies, Stone Mountain Farm, Tillson NY www.symbolicstudies.org

Sat. Jan. 22, 8 pm. People's Voice Cafe, NYC. appearing with John Roberts and Ian Worpole, NYUU Community Church, 40 E. 35th St. , admission $15.

Sat. Jan. 15 Woodstock Library, 8 pm with Ian Worpole, Julie Parisi-Kirby and TG Vanini



Fri. Nov.12 NERFA [Northeast Folk Alliance] Conference, Showcases with Flying Cat Music Rm 1315, 1:50 am Sat. 11/13 and People's Music Network rm 1310,, 11:30 pm Fri. 11/12, Hudson Valley Resort, Kerhonkson NY


CD Release Party, Fri. Dec. 17, 8 pm Rosendale Cafe. $5. cover. Portion of CD sales to benefit Hudson River Sloop "Clearwater"

Sun. August 15, 2010 Beacon Sloop Club Corn Fest, Beacon NY

Fri. Dec. 11, 2009 7 pm, Beacon Sloop Club, Beacon NY, Holiday Sing w/Pete Seeger & Friends

Sun. Dec.13, 5 pm, Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff NY w/R Fr. Charlie Coen & Friends

Sinterklaas Rhinebeck/ Into the Light Dec. 5 w/Vanaver Caravan & Arm of the Sea Theater

Sun. Oct. 11 3:30 pm, McGrath's Pub, East Durham NY. Appearing as part of the "Joe 'Banjo' Burke Irish Music Fest"

Sun. Oct. 18 10 am, Workshop on "Traditonal Songs of Social Protest" at Eistedfodd ["Gathering of the Bards'], Friar Truck Inn, Catskill NY

Sat. Nov. 21 8 pm.Woodstock Library Benefit w/ Ian Worpole

Sun. April 19, 2 pm. Dennis P. McHugh Public Library, Piermont NY

Sat./Sun. June 20 & 21 Clearwater's Hudson River Revival, Croton NY

Workshop 11am Sat. with Melissa Ortquist and Friends : "Sisters in Song"


Re the monthly Rosendale Celtic Cafe: [currently on hold until further notice]

"Sarah Underhill & Ian Worpole . Sarah is an acclaimed Hudson Valley singer, and Ian and friends join her to provide a warm three hours of music. The audience is attentive and appreciative and the sound is modestly amplified.

'These guys transport you to a pub in Dublin where you relish the company of your neighbors and the spirit of the music and ale as well'- Cafe Guide"

- description from Rosendale Cafe website



Performed at the Pinewoods Folk Club, NYC, Fri. November 30 , 2007. www.folkmusicny.org

PR blurb for above concert:

"Sarah Underhill is a resident of Kerhonkson, a small town in Ulster County, New York. She is known throughout the region as "Banshanachie", Gaelic for "Woman Bard", because of her vast repertoire of traditional songs from Scotland, Ireland, and Northern England. Sarah augments these with songs from the Hudson Valley and elsewhere in North America, as well as with contemporary songs composed in traditional style by writers such as Sandy Denny and Archie Fisher. Don't be surprised if she even performs a song or two she has written herself. Long active with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Sarah has appeared many times at the Clearwater's annual Hudson River Revival Festival. This will be her first concert for the Folk Music Society of New York. Ian Worpole of Woodstock, NY , will provide vocal and guitar accompaniment."


Contact: underhval@hvi.net  or sarahunderhill98@gmail.com 



15 albums, see list below


Listen to six songs written by Sarah at www.soundcloud.com on the People's Music Network channel:

Hedge School

Grandfather's Trees

Pro-Choice Song

From the Prison

Hole in the Ground

Dark's Lullaby



Most recent cd recording releases [ 2020-2021] include:

"Banshanachie: Gan Ainm"- live recordings from 2001 with Erik Murray, Graham Smyth and Ian Worpole

"Lynch's Dock: Field Recordings from Barrooms and County Fairs"- live recordings from 1995, with Dave Harper, Bette Minervini, Verne Lindquist and Tim Russell.

"Sarabande: Celtic Wedding Music"- Recorded live in 1998.  Thanks to Barbara and Kevin  Gref and the Kennedy Family. Featuring the "Sarabande Band": Dan Einbender on guitar and autoharp, Tim Kapeluck on fiddle and mandolin, Steve Kent on flute, all on vocals.

"Making Waves", recorded at WJFF  on a summer's night in 1994 and featuring Dan Einbender, David Harper, Linda Richards and Tim Russell,  with guest tracks by Stockport Middle Ground and Betty & the Baby Boomers.

"Rolling Down From Babylon", with Stockport Middle Ground [Ben Bath, Creek Iversen, Aldo Lavaggi and Rik Palieri ] 

"First of My Rambles" - with Ian Worpole, Jude Roberts, Robert Bard & Friends [also available as a CD] 

"Banshanachie: Glenerie"- recorded 2001 with  Tim Kapeluck, Erik Murray, and Ian Worpole

"Wild Swans": recorded 2003 with Ian Worpole



All available as digital download, wherever good music is downloaded [ iTunes etc.]


Other titles include:  "Bound Out For Canaan", with Stockport Middle Ground, released June 2018,  and  "Strange Sweethearts" w/Ian Worpole & Friends,  both  available from www.cdbaby.com as hard copies, or can be downloaded on all other platforms. "Chimaera",  2004, is available as download only. See details on each elsewhere on this site.  


More info on CD/Digital Recordings:


1. "Chimaera"

Recorded 2004 at LedgeRock Studios, Rhinecliff NY

Available as  download only from all major platforms 



1. Sweet Rosemary/Sandy Denny

2. The Hedge School/Sarah Underhill

3. Dark-Eyed Molly/ Archie Fisher [not available on all platforms]

4.Witch of the Westmoreland/Archie Fisher

5.Berries in the Hedge/Sarah Underhill

6.Beeswing/Richard Thompson

7. Banks of the Nile/Trad.


9.Silkie of Sule Skerry/Trad.

10.Hole in the Ground/Sarah Underhill

11.Grandfather's Trees/Sarah Underhill

12.Claudy Banks/Trad.

13.Dark's Lullaby/Trad.

14.The Good in Living/Steve Sellors

15.Wexford Lullaby/Trad.


2. "Sarabande: Celtic Wedding"

Recorded live by Dan Einbender August 1998. Mixed and edited by Hans Ten Broeke at Red Cottage Recording, additional engineering triage by Robert Bard, Skytop Studio

Available as  download only from all major platforms


1.Queen Among the Heather

2.Mingalay Boat Song

3.Water is Wide

4.Mairi's Wedding

5.Wild Mountain Thyme

6. Morning Star/Dan Einbender

7.Star of the County Down

8.She Moved Through the Fair

9.I'll Tell Me Ma

10.Far Away in Australia

11.Flower of Sweet Strabane

12. Lark in the Morning

13.Bonny Labouring Boy

14.Blackberry Blossom

15.When I Was a Fair Maid

16.Green Rocky Road

17.Wedding Dress

18.Pride of Glencoe

19.P Stands For Paddy

20.Roseville Fair/Bill Staines


3."First of My Rambles"

Recorded by Robert Bard, Skytop Studio, 2016-2021. Tracks 1,7,&9 recorded by Hans Ten Brooke/Red Cottage Recordings 2003

Collaborating musicians: Ian Worpole, Jude Roberts, Robert Bard, Sara Coleman, Jon Garelick, Betty Boomer, Paul Rubeo, T.G. Vanini


1.First of My Rambles

2.On a Sea of Fleur de Lis/Richard Shindell

3.Road to Clady

4.Willie of Winsbury

5.One Morning in May


7.Sweet Bann Water

8.World Turned Upside Down/Leon Rosselson

9.Recruited Collier

10.Lay Down Your Weary Tune/Bob Dylan

11.Hole in the Ground/Sarah Underhill

12.Wee Lass on the Brae

13.Song For Ireland/Phil Colclough

14.Sally Gardens/lyrics W.B. Yeats




4."Making Waves" 

Recorded live at WJFF, Jeffersonville NY, June 1994 with Dan Einbender, guitar, autoharp,and vocals; Dan Harper,harp; Linda Richards, guitar and vocals; & Tim Russell, guitar and vocals. Track 15 recorded at Clay Road Studio, 2018, with Stockport Middle Ground. Track 16 recorded at Skytop Studio, 11/30/11 with Betty Boomer, Steve Stanne, and Robert Bard.

Cover photo by Len Lipton

Available as  download only from all major platforms.


Dedicated to the memory of Dan Einbender, who hosted the show "Making Waves" on WJFF and invited us all there on that memorable summer night. Thanks also to Kevin Gref for engineering and recording the moment, and to my fellow musicians for taking part in the magic.



1. Across the Blue Mountains- trad. 

2. Bamboo- Dave Von Ronk

3. Bramble & the Rose - Barbara Keith

4. Children of Darkness- Richard Farina

5. Lord Franklin's Lament- trad.

6. Golden Vanity- trad.

7. Gwen & the Fire- Fred Small

8. Jug of Punch- trad.

9. Living on the River- Bill Rasmussen

10 .Morgan Medley

11.Outward Bound- Tom Paxton

12. Planxty Jimenez- Dan Harper

13. She Moved Through the Fair- trad.

14. So Will We Yet- Tony Cuffe/Gordon Bok

15. Roseanna- trad.

16. Mingalay Boat Song- Hugh Roberton



5."Strange Sweethearts"

recorded at Skytop Studio, New Paltz NY, by Robert Bard, 2010

available as a hard copy CD from www.cdbaby.com/cd/suiw [search for album name] and as digital download from all major music platforms

Liner blurb from "Strange Sweethearts":

"Dedicated with Love & Thanks to my Family and Friends for their loving support and encouragement; to all the Musicians who helped me for their spirited and delightful participation; and to my Community which allows me to be who I am. A special Thank-you goes to Pete Seeger whose generous spirit made this recording possible, and to the memory of Michael DMoch who set the wheels in motion."



1. Bonelace Weaver- lyrics Leonard Wheatcroft, 1650/ tune Roy Harris

2. Lagan Love- Joseph McCahill

3. Newry Highwayman- Trad.

4. Snows They Melt the Soonest- Trad.

5. Plains of Kildare- Trad.

6. Huey the Graeme- Trad.

7. Whistling Thief-Samuel Lover

8. I Am a Youth Inclined to Ramble- Trad.

9. Sweet King Williamstown- Daniel Buckley

10. Adieu to Old Ireland- Trad.

11. Rich Irish Lady- Trad.

12. Fair Ellender- Trad.

13. Come All Ye Fair & Tender Ladies/Silver Dagger -Trad.

14. Nelly Bly- Stephen Foster

15. Sweet Bann Water- Trad.

16. From the Prison- c. Sarah Underhill 2004

17. Manitou Bound- Pat Humphries c. 1990 Moving Forward Music/BMI

18. Where Go the Boats- R.L. Stevenson/ Ruth Bernz


6."Bound Out for Canaan"

with Stockport Middle Ground: Ben Bath, Creek Iversen, Aldo Lavaggi, Rik Palieri, Sarah Underhill, and the Catskills Sacred Harp Singers

recorded by Paul & Chris Rubeo, Port Ewen NY 2018

Available as a hard copy cd  from www.cdbaby.com/cd/suiw [search for album name] or as digital download from all major platforms




1. Brethren We have Met Again- Lloyd's Primitive Hymns #533

2. East Virginia- Jean Ritchie

3. Handsome Molly- Jean Ritchie

4. Going Across the Mountain- Frank Proffitt

5. Soldier Traveling From the North- Dillard Chandler

6. Rebel's Raid- Trad.

7. Help Me To Sing- The Sacred Harp #376

8. Pretty Sayro- Cas Wallin

9. Fair Ellender- Trad.

10. Sourwood Mountain - Trad.

11. Sixteen On Sunday- Bertha Baird

12. Wedding Dress- Louise Henson

13. Lord Baseman- Nimrod Workman

14. Shakin' Down the Acorns- Trad.

15. Come All Ye Coal Miners- Sarah Ogan Gunning

16. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down - Frank Proffitt

17. We'll Land On Shore- Buny Hicks


7."Rolling Down From Babylon"

with Stockport Middle Ground: Ben Bath, Creek Iversen, Aldo Lavaggi, Rik Palieri, Sarah Underhill; and the Catskills Sacred Harp Singers: Jeanette Gurney, Brian C. Harris, Creek Iversen, Jonathan Mildner, Lisa Mitten, Keillor Mose, Cindy Prosser, Edwina Unrath, Mike Woinoski. Ben Bath, song leader.

recorded by Paul & Chris Rubeo, Clay Road Studio, Port Ewen NY 2018, additional engineering by Robert Bard at Skytop Recording Studio, New Paltz NY, 2020

Cover photo by Gloria Waslyn


Available as  download only from all major platforms


"Songs from centuries past, born from struggle, chaos, faith, joy and heartbreak."



1. Hewed Out of the Mountain- trad. Ben Bath, lead vocal

2. Sweet Prospect- Shape Note hymn from "The Sacred Harp" with the Catskills Sacred Harp Singers

3. Down to the Picket Line- by Sarah Ogan Gunning, based on "Down to the River to Pray". Ben Bath, lead vocal

4. Earlie in the Spring- trad. source Dellie Norton

5. Going to the West- trad.

6. Pig's Foot/Sandy Boys- trad. tunes. Aldo Lavaggi on fiddle

7. What'll I Do With the Baby-O- trad. source Jean Ritchie

8. Going Across the Mountain- trad. Ben Bath, vocal, Creek Iversen, banjo

9. False Sir John- trad. source Jean Ritchie

10. Handsome Molly- trad.

11. House Carpenter- trad. source Texas Gladden

12. Jenny Jenkins- trad.

13.Christian Warfare- from Lloyd's "Primitive Hymns", Ben Bath and Sarah Underhill

14. Fire in the Hole- by John Sayles and Mason Daring

15. Bound For Canaan- Shape Note Hymn from "The Sacred Harp", with the Catskills Sacred Harp Singers

16. Pretty Saro- trad., Ben Bath and Sarah Underhill


8."Lynch's Dock: Field Recordings from Barrooms and County Fairs"

 Live recordings from  1995 with Tim Russell, Bette Minervini, Dave Harper, &  Verne Lindquist

Available as  download only from all major platforms




1. Witch of the Westmoreland - Archie Fisher

2. Lark in the Morning- Trad.

3. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker- Trad.

4. I'll Tell Me Ma- Trad.

5. There Were Roses- Tommy Sands

6. Little Beggarman- Trad.

7. Wild Rover

8. Rising of the Moon- Trad.

9. John of Dreams- Bill Caddick


9."Banshanachie: Gan Ainm"

Recorded live in 2001 with Erik Murray, Graham Smyth and Ian Worpole

Available as  download only from all major platforms




1. Banks of the Nile-Trad.

2. Blacksmith- Trad.

3. Blackwaterside-Trad.

4. Claudy Banks-Trad.

5. Fair Maid Walking-Trad.

6. Geordie- Trad.

7. Newry Highwayman-Trad.

8. Peggy Gordon-Trad.

9. Pride of Glencoe-Trad,

10. Star of the County Down-Trad.

11. Wild Mountain Thyme-Trad.

12. Windmills- Alan Bell 


10."Banshanachie: Glenerie"- live field recording from 2001 with Erik Murray, Tim Kapeluck, Ian Worpole and special guest Dan Gurney

Available as download from all major platforms



1. Dark Eyed Sailor- Trad.

2. Hughie the Graham- Trad.

3. King's Shilling- Ian Sinclair

4. Lark in the Morning- Trad.

5. Newry HIghwayman- Trad.

6. October Song- Robin Williamson

7. Snows They Melt the Soonest

8. Witch of the Westmoreland- Archie Fisher

9. Wind and Rain- Trad.

10. Blacksmith- Trad.

11.Broome of the Cowdenowes- Trad.

12. Banks of the Nile- Trad.

13. Waiting for Isabella- Allen Power

14. Galway to Graceland- Richard Thompson

15. Galway Bay- Trad.

16. Music of Healing- Tommy Sands


11."Wild Swans"

Recorded 2003-2004 by Hans TenBroeke, Red Cottage Recording

with Ian Worpole



1. Lay Down Your Weary Tune/Bob Dylan

2.King's Shilling/Ian Sinclair

3. It's With Kitty I'll Go For a Ramble

4. Galway to Graceland/Richard Thompson

5. Banks of the Bile

6. Ploughboy

7. Newry Highwayman

8. Snows They Melt the Soonest

9. Cool of the Day/Jean Ritchie

10.Week Before Easter

11.Wild Goose/Kate Rusby

12.Emigrant's Farewell

13. Sweet Rosemary/Sandy Denny


15.Kerry Hills



18.Choice/Sarah Underhill

19.She Moved Through the Fair

20. October Song/Robin Williamson


For more info, click on "Show All Pages" to view:

Notes on Sarah's Songs

Ian's Music Bio

CD Recording details

Performance Art with Eeo Stubblefield

Song Lyrics

"Strange Sweethearts"- expanded liner notes

The Pete Seeger Connection

Song Parodies and Adaptations


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