Melodies that stir longing in the heart
People all over the world think of the haunting "Ashokan Farewell," from the Ken Burns PBS series The Civil War, as an American folk song. But it's actually the creation of fiddler Jay Ungar and guitarist Molly Mason, musical partners since the 1970s and a marital duo since 1991. And "Ashokan Farewell" is just a small part of what they do. Listen to their timeless renditions of hard-driving Appalachian, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the golden age of swing and country, stunning waltzes, and deeply moving original compositions—and you'll find a pair of musicians who put on a great show and have a lifelong love for the music they make. Says Geoffrey Himes of Amazon.com: "Jay Ungar . . . is almost without peer as a composer of fiddle tunes. [He is] blessed with that rare knack for making his melodies move in ways that stir the listener's longings."