6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 13 April 2013
I can remember this recording from the original Folkways LP and it has lost none of its appeal. Jean Ritchie grew up with these great ballads as part of her life and the life of her family and really understands and feels for what she is singing and gives the words their true importance. If anyone is really interested in the Anglo-Scots-Irish-American cultural inheritance that these ballads represent, this is as near a definitive perfprmance as you are even likely to find: a classic.