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Trifolkal: Listen to the Music

Tao From The Mountain

(Tao From The Mountain features traditional, Americana, and humorous original songs. Inspired by "O Brother," we've really outdone ourselves this time!)

(To display lyrics, click on the song titles.)

The Ballad of Libby Congriss

Greg Trafidlo & Neal Phillips (© KiraPole Music, BMI)
A tongue-in-cheek mountain song about what can happen when you pilfer intellectual property!


Traditional, arr. by Trifolkal
Smooth harmonies on a classic American folk ballad.

My Ramblin' Boy

Tom Paxton (© Cherry Lane Music, ASCAP)
A folk classic with a fresh arrangement by Neal Phillips.

Appalachian Rap

Laura Pole (© KiraPole Music, BMI)
A humorous song where the Blue Ridge mountains meet "Queen Lauraifa."

Angelina Baker/Angeline the Baker

Stephen Foster, arr. by Greg Trafidlo
A Stephen Foster ballad that has turned into a standard "old time" fiddle tune with Muriel Anderson on finger-style guitar.

Gospel Medley

Softly & Tenderly (Will L. Thompson, public domain) / Build Me a Cabin (Willie Joe Ligon. © Skinny Zack Music, ASCAP) / Coming Home (W. J. Kirkpatrick, public domain)
Americana/traditonal gospel tunes.

The Ash Grove

Traditional music, lyrics by John Oxenford, public domain
A Welsh ballad with 18th century English lyrics.

The Starbucks of County Down

Traditional music, lyrics by Neal Phillips, Greg Trafidlo & John Seay
A parody of a traditional Irish tune, "The Star of County Down," that swaps caffeine for Guiness.

Song for a Fiddler's Lady

Greg Trafidlo (© KiraPole Music, BMI)
This country waltz is the story of simple ways and lasting love.

Crossing Over into the Valley

Greg Trafidlo & Barbara Martin (© Paul Craft Music, BMI & Little Shop of Morgansongs, BMI)
On the joy of coming home to the Shenandoah.

Who Will Watch the Homeplace?

Kate Long (© Feeny Feemster Music, BMI)
Kate Long's poignant masterpiece. It was an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Award) Song of the Year.

This Land is Your Land

Woody Guthrie (© Ludlow Music, Inc., BMI)
The timeless folk classic by Woody Guthrie.