Playing the flute for charity

July 19, 2011

Dominican brother participates in folk music CD fundraiser

Br. Innocent Smith, O.P., a student brother of the Province of St. Joseph, recently recorded a track of Irish dance music on the wooden flute for a CD fundraiser project for his alma mater, St. Gregory’s Academy, a boarding school in Northeastern Pennsylvannia. You can listen to a preview of the track with the player at the top of the post. The CD brings together alumni of the Academy who sing and play traditional folk music of Ireland, Scotland, and America. The CD title, “Soulbutter & Hogwash”, is taken from a description of music in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: “Music is a good thing; and after all that soul-butter and hogwash I never see it freshen up things so, and sound so honest and bully.” To purchase the CD, visit this site. All of the proceeds go to support St. Gregory’s Academy. To read a reflection on the importance of folk music by Br. Innocent, see the latest issue of Dominicana.

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