We are very pleased to share that the BBC has launched a new three-part series entitled Wayfaring Stranger based on the New York Times Bestseller from the University of North Carolina Press: Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia.

You can catch up on the series here:
Wayfaring Strangers
Praise for the book:

“[Ritchie and Orr] strike all the right chords in this pleasantly tuneful survey of the history of the evolution of Scottish music in Appalachia.”
Publishers Weekly

Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr take a long look at this story using Scottish songs as their compass. It’s a fascinating and often surprising ride.
— Cerys Matthews, Welsh folksinger, author, and broadcaster

Filled with maps, woodcuts, paintings, and photographs of impossibly picturesque Scottish and Irish locales, the book is a treasure trove of imagery and information. Music lovers, prepare to be transported.
BookPage

Wayfaring Strangers
The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Fiona Ritchie & Doug Orr
Foreword by Dolly Parton
2014 448pp, Includes CD with 20 tracks,
64 colour plates, 60 halftones, 7 maps
9781469618227 Hardback
Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the US. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland. From ancient ballads at the heart of the tradition to instruments that express this dynamic music, Ritchie and Orr chronicle the details of an epic journey.
The University of North Carolina Press