At the close of each Summer Hoot Music Festival at Ashokan, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Mike Meranda, and Ruthy Ungar play Jay’s heartbreakingly beautiful ballad, Ashokan Farewell.
Jay and Ruthy on fiddle, Molly on guitar, Mike on Banjo.
The end of summer. We’ll miss you, Ashokan.
Thanks to YouTuber FolkAlleydotCom
A lovely, elegiac piece. One of my all-time favorites.
Thanks. We had the pleasure of watching and hearing the Ungars play it as the Summer Hoot at Ashokan wound down this past weekend. Ruthy talks about how her father wrote it, here: