Weavers and Spinners Folk Music - All Fiber Arts
|Weavers & handspinners have always loved to sing as they work. Here are some music clips of traditional weaving & spinning songs. Enjoy!|
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A Weavers Joke|
Not music this time, but a joke told by Bill Engelke.
Spinning Wheel from the album The Strathspey King by J Scott Skinner.
|Beir Soirdh, Siridh Bhuam|
Waulking Songs by Bannal.
|The Burning Tree|
Nadine Sanders is both a weaver and a talented musician. Here is The Burning Tree, an .mp3 file, sung by Nadine. Her vocal harmonies relate to the marriage of structure, design and materials of successful weaving.
The Dzintars perform the world song Breaking Flax, from their album Songs of Amber.
|The Band of Shearers|
By Carla Sciaky, on the album Her Infinite Variety: Celtic Women in Music & Song
The Latin album Traveling Artists Of The Desert: India: Traveling Art features the song Charka (Spinning Wheel)
|Click Go the Shears|
An Australian Folk Song.
The album Recollection (Disc 1) features the Cotton Fields performed by Credence Clearwater Revisited.
|Dance Around the Spinning Wheel|
Finbar & Eddie Furey perform the Celtic song Dance Around The Spinning Wheel from the compilation album The Best Of Irish Folk Volume Two.
|Four Loom Weaver|
Folk singers Maddy Prior and June Tabor perform Four Loom Weaver from the album Silly Sisters.
Bob Dylan sings the Golden Loom, on the Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3.
|Handloom Weaver's Lament|
The Hand-Loom Weaver's Lament, performed by Harry Boardman from the folk album Deep Lancashire.
|I Sow the Flax|
I Sow the Flax, a working song performed by M. Rakauskiene.
|Island Spinning Song|
Island Spinning Song by Celtic Mystique.
|Jog Along Til Shearing|
Gerry Hallom performs Jog Along Till Shearing on the album Undiscovered Australia II.
|Little Wheel Spin and Spin|
Buffy Sainte Marie sings Little Wheel Spin and Spin.
An audio clip of Lura Stanley telling about the wool blankets and quilts made by her mother.
|Maid at the Spinning Wheel|
From Maggie Sansone, an excerpt of the song Maid At The Spinning Wheel.
|Maid at the Spinning Wheel|
Maid at the Spinning Wheel by Touchstone.
"I'm a weaver, a Carlton weaver." I think you'll enjoy this one. Nancy Whiskey is an .mp3 performed by Switchback.
|O Hi Ri Lean|
From her Celtic album I See Winter, Catherine-Ann MacPhee performs the song O Hi Ri Lean: A Spinning Song.
|O Thalu Thrad|
An Iceland spinning song by Oddrun Sigursson.
|Sheep Shearing Blindfolded|
Pulse of the Planet - Sheep Shearer: Kevin Ford tells in an audio clip about shearing sheep without looking at what you are doing.
|Old Spinning Wheel|
Gail Fratar and Peter Kessler sing the Old Spinning Wheel.
|Oran Sniomh (Spinning Song)|
From the album Suas E! by Mary Jane Lamond comes an excerpt of the folk song Oran Sniomh (Spinning Song).
|Poor Black Sheep|
Poor Black Sheep by the Fresh Oldtime String Band, Mike Seeger.
|Pop Goes the Weasel|
Is this a spinning song?
The music and lyrics for an Australian folksong.
|Shearing the Sheep|
Shearing the Sheep from Give Us Another, by Joe Derrane.
|Sheep Shearing Song|
The Sheep Shearing Song from the Wild Mountain Thyme album by Revel Players.
Disappointed in friendship and love and embittered by a false accusation, weaver Silas Marner retreats from the world with his loom, but soon finds his monastic existence disturbed by the arrival of a golden-haired child.
Traditional music of Nepal, the song Sissaya Keyku (spinning wheel).
|Skye Waulking Song
by Nadurra, Capercaillie
from Scenes of Scotland by Isla St. Clair
|Spinning Wheel Medley|
The Spinning Wheel Medley, Irish Drinking Songs by Sean O'Neill.
An audio clip of the song Spinning Wheel performed by Foster & Allen from their Celtic album Ireland
An audio clip of The McDonald Sisters' Celtic song Spinning Wheel off the compilation album Bonnie Old Scotland-The Best Of Scotland.
A reggae version of Spinning Wheel is from the album Forgotten Dreams, performed by Phil Coulter.
Jean Redpath performs the Spinning Wheel on the Prairie Home Companion.
|Springtime Brings on the Shearing|
Springtime Brings on the Shearing by the Golden Ring on their album, For All the Good People.
|Springtime Brings on the Shearing|
The music and lyrics to this Australian folk song.
|Tae The Weaver's Gin Ye Go|
From the compilation Traditional Music Of Scotland, the Scottish folk song Tae The Weaver's Gin Ye Go by Andy M. Stewart and M'anus Lunny.
|The Gallant Weaver|
The Gallant Weaver from Jean Redpath's Celtic music album The Songs Of Robert Burns, Volume 7.
|The Old Spinning Wheel|
The Old Spinning Wheel comes in lots of versions. This one is a blues song, on Cadillac Jack's #1 Son by Kevin Gordon.
|The Shearings Not for You|
Martin Simpson performs the Shearing's Not for You, on his album, The Collection.
|The Sweet Sound of the Spinning Wheel|
The Sweet Sound of the Spinning Wheel is found on the album Allah And The Prophet by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
|The Weaver and the Factory Maid|
The Celtic group Steeleye Span perform the song The Weaver And The Factory Maid.
Steeleye Span perform the folk song The Weaver from their album Tonight's The Night Live.
|There's an Old Spinning Wheel in the Parlour|
Rich O'Brien performs the song There's An Old Spinning Wheel (In The Parlor) from his jazz album Seasons, Roads, And Faces.
|These Cotton Pickin' Blues|
The album Blue Guitar features the blues song These Cotton Pickin' Blues performed by Earl Hooker.
|Travelin' Troubadours of Ohio|
The Travelin' Trobadours of Ohio have combined music along with weaving. A senior citizen who makes her own music and sells looms as well as creates midi music and her own web pages!
|Truten Har Nuzu|
I am spinning wool for thread for stockings.
The Waulking Song by Carla Sciaky.
|Weave Room Blues|
Weave Room Blues by Dorsey Dixon, on the album Babies in the Mill.
The blues song Weaver's Blues performed by Sylvester Weaver from the album 1923-1927.
An audio clip of the folk song Weaver's Life by The Dixon Brothers.
The Weavers Daughter by Carla Sciaky.
The Weavers March by Carla Sciaky.
Wee Weaver by Steeleye Span.
|We Sowed Flax Beyond the River|
A Russian folk song by the Barynya Ensemble.
|Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues|
Performed by the artist Pete Seeger, the song Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues is featured.
|Woman's Basket Weaving Song|
Woman's Basket Weaving Song, performed by Beaver Chief from the folk album Red Cedar Medicine Circle Songs.
A Tibetan Folk Music song performed by Norsang.
|You Might Easy Know a Doffer|
The lyrics to a traditional Irish song.