Resources for Episode #008: Holly Tannen: Songstress of Folklore
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Holly Tannen is a singer, songwriter, and dulcimer player who lives on the edge of a primeval forest in Mendocino, California. Holly is known for writing contemporary folk songs about personal stories and current events using the melodic and lyrical structure of Appalachian and British Isles folk tunes.
A Miner’s Hymn from Holly's personal recording
Teaching My Parrot to Yodel AKA Brownies for Breakfast Recorded live at KG 2014
Brownies for Breakfast from the CD Crazy Laughter
Star of County Down from the CD Invocation
The Nine Points of Roguery/The Merry Sisters from the CD Between the Worlds
Lily of the Net from the CD Rime of the Ancient Matriarch
The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth from the CD The Flower of Australia
A Miner’s Hymn/As the Tide was Flowing from Holly's personal recording
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie from the CD Between the Worlds
Holly playing Teaching My Parrot to Yodel AKA Brownies for Breakfast. Video by Bob Jones at Kindred Gathering 40 in 2014.
Patricia Delich and Holly Tannen at the San Francisco Free Folk Festival in 2013.
Holly Tannen and Jean Ritchie at the San Diego Folk Festival around 1971.