A week or so ago Cindy Rollins mentioned that she used a two-CD set of folk songs as part of her homeschool curriculum. Chris and I have often talked about recording a series of budget CDs, focusing on songs that are out of copyright (we know a LOT of such songs). I asked Cindy if such a thing would be interesting to her, but even before I heard back I realized that the better way to do it would be to just put the songs up on our website for free downloading—we have plenty of bandwidth already paid for, and it doesn’t take much effort for us to record songs we know (or to learn new ones).
It’ll be one of many low priority projects, with progress made as time and mood allow. But I wanted to get a start at it, so I went back and culled all the public domain songs we recorded for our podcast early last year. There were about eighty all told, and I’ve put them on this page. As we record more songs I’ll have to get it better organized, and eventually I want to post lyrics for every song. But it’s a start.