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just a quick reminder that work songs are awesome!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=669minzpICI&w=610&h=458] We found this worksong among a wonderful collection of other songs on worksongs.org, which is run by Maine farmer-musician Bennett Konesni. It's kind of a digital soundbook and Bennett has created a collection of songs used to aid labor and has included lyrics on many of the songs. His long term goal is to have recordings, […]

Posted: November 20 2017
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famers! this music was literally made for you.

Remember those song birds up in Maine that we wrote about a few weeks ago? (To refresh your memory: they play magical folk tunes with lyrics that will make any farmer smile, cry, and chuckle. We recommend them most for tapping your toes and stirring pots of chili after long crisp days of fall harvest.) […]

Posted: September 20 2016
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work songs for working farms

Noon, December 6, 2014 at Sub Edge Farm, 199 Town Farm Rd., Farmington, Connecticut Presented by Bennett Konesni, Edith Gawler, and friends. Join Bennett Konesni and Edith Gawler (of Sylvester Manor and worksongs.org) for this small-group, hands-on, sing-out workshop  at Sub Edge Farm in Farmington. Participants will learn a collection of songs useful on vegetable farms […]

Posted: November 28 2014
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call for musical submissions

The Agrarian Resistance Mixtape is looking for musical submissions! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldxY1SkEwXY] Please send songs by April 15th in the following format to: [email protected] Track title: Artist: Written by: Link to a recording: Contact of musician(s): Link to lyrics: Permission to use material? (Please state YES)

Posted: March 14 2014
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farmer worksong singalong - saturday!

Join Max Godfrey and Friends for a raucous, foot-stomping evening of worksongs, food, and infectious laughter. We will learn many songs traditionally sung by prisoners and field workers as a means of enduring the hardships of forced labor, but which have been rediscovered by farmers as tools for making their work more enjoyable. With simple,call-and-response […]

Posted: December 31 2012