Don’t Ask What a River is For, 2006
Super-8 animated film
6:09 minutes, with sound
Buttermilk Hill (traditional) arranged by Robin Holcomb
Robin Holcomb (voice)
Eyvind Kang (viola)
Tim Young (guitar)
Recorded by Wayne Horvitz, Other Room Music, Seattle
The 17th Century Irish ballad ‘Shule Aroon’ tells the story of a woman waiting for her lover (who enlisted in the brigade). This tune became the American Revolutionary war ballad, ‘Buttermilk Hill.’