Sound file<a href="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16768406/15%20Winter%20Solstice.mp3
“Winter Solstice” sung to the tune of the ballad: “His Bright Smile Haunts Me Still.”
Traditional singer, Jeff Warner, learned this ballad from his parents, who collected it in the 1930s from a woman of Scottish descent living on the Outer Banks, NC.
Arranged and sung by Jacqueline Elsner, a Reece Society member, who is preparing a CD of Reece poems set to the tunes of the Scots-Irish-English ballads, such as those heard by Reece in Choestoe. At the 2013 annual meeting of the Reece Society, Jacqueline will share some of these poems/songs. The CD will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Reece Society.
Jacqueline learned this tune, and many others, from Sheila Kay Adams, seventh generation ballad singer from Marshall, NC.”