“The urge to tell stories, make music, and dance is woven into the very fabric of human nature.” — Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
So many of the songs and tunes from Ireland and the British Isles that came to the southern Appalachian region with the Scots-Irish immigrants in the 18th and 19th century are still part of our country’s arts and culture, very much so. On St. Patrick’s Day. Every day.
Wayfaring Strangers by Fiona Richie and Doug Orr is about all that. The book, which includes a CD with 20 tracks, is in the Cobb County library’s Adult Collection. To reserve a copy of Wayfaring Strangers from the library, visit www.cobbcat.org or any of the 16 Cobb library locations.