The Blacksmith (Traditional; Live recording at Soundfalls in April 2011)

from by Deacon Raleigh St. James

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Recorded live at Soundfalls (local music and old time radio variety show) in the historic Carnation Christmas Tree Barn. Traditional Irish ballad with added musical introduction to make male lyrical storyteller. Inspired by a Planxty rendition of this tune from the 70s on the Late Late Show, BBC. Available on youtube search


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from Cold Water Warm Hands, released February 14, 2012
Thanks to Byron Ricks and Maren VanNostrand and the Soundfalls gang for producing show. Thanks to Claudia Schmidt for sharing stage. Check out for more details or listen to archived shows on!



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Deacon Raleigh St. James Carnation, Washington

Feb 4, 2012, singer song-writer Deacon Raleigh St. James performed at Soundfalls, a local music and variety show, held in the Carnation Christmas Tree Farm's historic Thorsen Barn and podcast on

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