K-12 In-School Performances

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

“THIS QUARTET HAS A RARE GIFT FOR FASHIONING HIP, SLEEK SOUNDS FROM THE SOLID CLOTH OF VINTAGE AMERICAN MUSIC.”
The Boston Globe
“RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM DIG DEEP INTO THEIR COLLECTIVE SOULS, FINDING JOY IN THE MOMENT, PEACE IN THE HARMONIES, AND RAPTURE IN THE RHYTHMIC DRIVE.”
Hartford Courant
“BURSTING WITH FUN AND EXUBERANCE, TIGHT SOUND AND SPIRIT…”
All Music Guide
“ ...SOME OF THE MOST SOUL-LIFTING SONGS YOU'LL HEAR IN YOUR LIFE...PURE MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN THESE FOUR MUSICIANS PLAY TOGETHER.”
No Depression

Watch

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - Keep it in Mind
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - Will Your House be Blessed

Listen

Crossing the Bar (Tennyson/Arbo) Crossing the Bar (Tennyson/Arbo)
Turtle Dove (Trad.) Turtle Dove (Trad.)
I'll Fly Away (Trad.) I'll Fly Away (Trad.)
Will Your House Be Blessed? (Spencer) Will Your House Be Blessed? (Spencer)
Heart With No Companion (Cohen) Heart With No Companion (Cohen)
Excerpts from the program - Wintersong
Down Among the Bushes Down Among the Bushes
I Saw Three Ships I Saw Three Ships
Children Go Children Go
Hot Buttered Rum Hot Buttered Rum

Wintersong - Touring 16-17


Wintersong brings beloved and diverse seasonal music together under the mistletoe, creating combinations that surprise and delight. Imagine a string band around a woodstove on a solstice eve — when in from the snow comes a cathedral choir, a troupe of neighborhood carolers, a gospel quartet, sacred harp singers, six ladies dancing, seven lords a-leaping, and a partridge in a pear tree. The result? A winter’s jam scored for fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, percussion and four voices, where call-and-response gospel (Born in Bethlehem) stands alongside the old English Coventry Carol; where Es Ist Ein Rose finds a clawhammer banjo, and I Saw Three Ships sets sail on electric blues guitar.

Powerful story songs — like John McCutcheon’s Christmas in the Trenches — stand alongside sing-along holiday favorites that everyone is invited to join. This ageless holiday repertoire is at home in Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem’s soaring harmonies and inventive arrangements, which range from quiet fiddle and pennywhistle instrumentals to full-on hoedowns. For audiences of all ages, Wintersong is music simultaneously familiar and new, rooted in American tradition and celebrating the joy and reflection of the season.