Galicia

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Rounder Records
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Recorded 1952 by Alan Lomax with the assistance of Jeannette Bell and the collaboration of Eduardo Torner, the Museum of Pontevedra, Juan Uria Riu, Julio Caro Baroja, Radio Nacional, Antonio Mari, and Walter Starkie
Notes by Luis Costa and Judith R. Cohen; translations by Judith R. Cohen

Songs for beating flax and cutting stones, wickedly barbed song duels, village pilgrimage songs, and popular dance tunes recorded by Alan Lomax in remote villages of Galicia during the raw, cold winter of 1952. Contains previously unreleased recordings.

“An invaluable resource.” —Roots World