7/22/2021 Mountain Song and Story Episode #107 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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7/22/2021 Mountain Song and Story Episode #107

Episode #107 “Wedding Folklore”



Today on Mountain Song and Story, I’ll be talking about wedding folklore, including myths, superstitions, and more! Did you know that according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac if you put marigolds in your wedding bouquet, this will keep your love true? Good advice! Today’s program will also feature a special guest during our story segment to read a few folktales, including the alluring story of “The Cheese Test.”

Today’s Playlist

Wedding Bell Chimes – Bill and the Belles
The Right Left Hand – George Jones
Wedding Bells/Let’s Turn Back the Years – John Prine and Lucinda Williams
Magnolia Wind – Guy Clark
Candy – Dave Rawlings Machine
I’d Have to Be Crazy – Willie Nelson
When You Say Nothing at All – Keith Whitley
Wedding Bell Blues – 5th Dimension
If I Needed You – Townes Van Zant
Rockin’ Years – Ricky Van Shelton & Dolly Parton

Intro and theme music Omie Wise (feat. Kalia Yeagle) by Hasee Ciaccio
Background instrumental music by Brittany Haas, Produced by Darol Anger. All traditional old-time tunes. 2004.

Resources and Additional Materials

Bride Tests in Folktales
Wedding Folklore, The Old Farmers Almanac
Origins of the Corpse Bride Story
Wedding Traditions, Myths and Facts Uncovered
50 Wedding Traditions and Superstitions

Special thanks to KT Vandyke – Story Segment Reading