Anaïs Mitchell http://www.kunc.org en Not For Kids, These Child Ballads Are Steeped In History http://www.kunc.org/post/not-kids-these-child-ballads-are-steeped-history Some stories stand the test of time: Shakespeare's plays, the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, and the Child ballads.<p>If you're unfamiliar with them, they're not for children. They're Scottish and English folk songs from the 17th and 18th centuries and earlier. They're named after Francis James Child, the Harvard professor and folklorist who collected them.<p>Through the centuries, the Child ballads have been passed down and tweaked to fit the times. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:34:33 +0000 Stephanie Coleman 43170 at http://www.kunc.org Not For Kids, These Child Ballads Are Steeped In History Anaïs Mitchell: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/ana-s-mitchell-tiny-desk-concert Her voice is soft and sweet, her guitar work deft and evocative, but <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/93499095/ana-s-mitchell">Anaïs Mitchell</a> is a songwriting storyteller first and foremost. Robbed of a gift for melody and poetry, Mitchell would probably (and may yet) write some tremendous novels. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:32:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 37328 at http://www.kunc.org Anaïs Mitchell: Tiny Desk Concert Anaïs Mitchell On World Cafe http://www.kunc.org/post/ana-s-mitchell-world-cafe Vermont folk singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/93499095/ana-s-mitchell" target="_blank">Anaïs Mitchell</a>'s confessional ballads and strong, emotive singing have earned her comparisons to <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15392685/leonard-cohen" target="_blank">Leonard Cohen</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15193203/bob-dylan" target="_blank">Bob Dylan</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15237439/gillian-welch" target="_blank">Gillian Welch</a>. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 18:32:00 +0000 24254 at http://www.kunc.org Anaïs Mitchell On World Cafe