Karen Warren
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Thunder & Lies
The Ballads of Francis James Child
Thu, Feb 26, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Francis James Child (1825-1896) was Harvard's first professor of English. After Chaucer and the Elizabethan playwrights, he turned his attention to folk song, with the intention of seeking out "every valuable copy of every known ballad." The result was the five volumes of English and Scottish Popular Song published between 1882 and 1898. Child traced down songs and variants organized them by subject and researched parallel songs in many languages from all over Europe. His numbering system has been used by collectors and commentators on both sides of the pond ever since and the 300-plus songs are the basic repertoire of English and American narrative song. Some of the songs are as old as pre-Christian Europe, and they remain contemporary, as versions by Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Fairport Convention and countless others have shown. Magic, murder, passion and great poetry abound in these timeless songs. Join Chico Schwall and friends for new interpretations of some eternal classics.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director, vocals, etc.
Program
 Sir Patrick Spens #58
(18th c.)
Words & music by traditional Scottish
 House Carpenter #243
Words & music by traditional English
 The Maid and the Palmer #21
Words & music by traditional English
 The Bitter Withy
Words & music by traditional English
 Weep Willow Tree #286
Words & music by traditional English
 Willie's Lady #6
Words & music by traditional English
 Bogie's Bonnie Belle
Words & music by traditional Scottish
 The Wife of Usher's Well
(1802) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border II
Words & music by traditional English
 The Cruel Brother #11
Words & music by traditional English/Scottish
 Barbara Allen
(17th c.)
Words & music by traditional Scottish
 Fair Margaret and Sweet William #74
(17th c.)
Words & music by traditional English
 The Twa Brothers #49
Words & music by traditional Scottish
 The Famous Flower of Serving-Men #106
Words & music by traditional English
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional English, -
traditional English/Scottish, -
traditional Scottish, -
Associate Events
Thursday Feb 26
6:00 pmPre-concert Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
Thunder & Lies Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
C15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
O15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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