First broadcast October 4, 2013

Songs of the Harvest

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Here in southern New England, nature’s just starting its march to the changing colors of fall and then winter dormancy. The pumpkins, squash, apples and pears are in their fall abundance. However, the greatest share of crops have been harvested and we’re celebrating the end of the harvest season on Profiles in Folk. It’s our version of an old-fashioned Harvest Home celebration and a reminder of the agrarian ritual in our midst and the eternal cycle of nature.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Jeff Warner & Bruce McIntyre, “Lady Of Autumn”, Songs Of the Seasons, NHSCA

  • The Watersons, “Country Life”, For Pence And Spicy Ale, Topic

  • Martin Hayes, “Bill Malley’s Barndance/Kilnamona’s Barndance”, Under the Moon, Green Linnet

  • Ed Trickett, “January Man”, Gently Down The Stream Of Time, Folk-Legacy


  • The Young Tradition, “The Season Round”, The Young Tradition/So Cheerfully Round, Castle Music

  • Margaret Christl & Ian Robb, “The Barley Grain For Me”, The Barley Grain For Me, Folk-Legacy

  • Jim Boyes, “Bringing In The Sheaves”, All Through The Year, Green Linnet

  • Coope Boyes & Simpson, “John Barleycorn”, Rough Guide To Coope Boyes & Simpson, Rough Guide


  • The Old Swan Band, “The Curley-Headed Ploughboy”, No Reels, Free Reed

  • Finest Kind, “The Painful Plough”, Silks & Spices, Fallen Angle Music

  • Tannahill Weavers, “The Plooman Laddies/John Murray Of Lochee”, Capernaum, Green Linnet

  • John Kirkpatrick, “Step And Fetch Her”, The Complete John Kirkpatrick Band, Fledg’ling


  • Bill Whaley & Dave Fletcher, “The Pretty Ploughboy”, Song Links 2, Fellside

  • Bruce Molsky, “The Simple Ploughboy”, Song Links 2, Fellside

  • Big Twang, “Pastures Of Plenty”, Pastures Of Plenty, Independent


  • Richard Shindell, “Deportee”, South Of Delia, Signature Sounds

  • Tim Grimm, “So It Goes”, Holding Up The World, Vault Records


  • Susan Werner, “While You Wait For The Rain”, Hayseed, Thirty Tigers

  • Joe Jencks, “Thank God For Rain”, I Hear Your Voice, Turtle Bear Music

  • Ian Robb & Shelley Posen, “Farmer’s Boy”, Live At The Dutch Barn, Old Songs Festival

  • Various, “Sussex Healths/Three Mistress’s Healths/The British Toper”, The Tale Of Ale, Free Reed


  • Susan Werner, “Ode To Aldo Leopold”, Hayseed, Thirsty Tigers

  • Martin Hayes, “Lucy Farr’s”, Under The Moon, Green Linnet