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Friday, December 23, 2022
An Act of Faith
In Jan Karon’s Christmas story, “Shepherds Abiding,” she wrote, “In the face of losing everything one hoped for, lighting a tree was an act ...
Friday, November 18, 2022
What We Talk About When We Talk About Chili
by Anne White In her 1995 book The Tightwad Gazette II , Amy Dacycyzn included an article called “The Chili Chart,” explaining it this way: ...
Friday, July 22, 2022
Introducing... Our AO Folk Songs for 2022-2023!
TERM 1 Did You Go To the Barney? Waltzing Matilda The Fox TERM 2 The Mermaid Wayfaring Stranger Whoopie Ti Yi Yo, Git Along Little Dogies TE...
Folk Song for April 2023: Red River Valley
Sometimes things just ain’t what they seem. Turns out, there are two Red River Valleys on the North American continent. There's the Red ...
Folk Song for June 2023: I'll Fly Away
I'll Fly Away is one of the most recorded gospel songs of all time and also a folk standard, particularly among Bluegrass performers. It...
Folk Song for March 2023: Whoopie Ti Yi Yo, Git Along Little Dogies
In cowboy lingo, a dogie is an orphaned or runt calf. This is an old classic western song which has appeared in several old Western movies ...
Folk Song for November 2022: The Fox
One of the oldest known folk songs, The Fox dates at least as far back as the 15 th century! (Check the song's Wikipedia page if you’d ...
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