Big John's Daughter

from A Breath Against The Calm by Root and Branch

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Big John’s Daughter starts off with the Irish standard Sporting Paddy before the set takes a trip to Cape Breton Island for McKinnon's Rant. The set is rounded off with Cha Toir Ian Mhor a Nigheann Dhomh or Big John Won’t Let Me Marry His Daughter, a Scottish puirt-a-beul (mouth music) melody which gradually melts into an old time tune. The track highlights the mix of styles in the band.


from A Breath Against The Calm, released November 3, 2018
Sporting Paddy (trad.)/McKinnnon’s Rant (trad.)/ Cha Toir Iain Mòr A Nighean Dhomh (Big John Won’t Let Me Marry His Daughter) (trad./Ewan Macdonald/Nathan Bontrager). Arranged Root and Branch.


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Root & Branch play the traditional music of Britain, Ireland and the Appalachian mountains. The band consists of five musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, with diverse influences and backgrounds that create a distinctive and energetic sound.

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