Goin’ Home


This follow-up CD to our popular Canadian folk song albums features folk songs from around the world.

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Chor Leoni’s earlier exploration of Canadian folk songs (Canadian Safari) has been so popular that we were inspired to record another disc of folk songs, this time from around the world. We all know Canada as a land composed of citizens from every corner of the world. It is one of the things that make this wonderful land diverse, exciting, and unique. Try as we might we could not crowd onto one CD songs from all the places whose people compose our paradise of the north – but we tried!

Whether you come from Finland, America, Africa, China, or one of the many other countries whose favourite folk songs we have collected (including our beloved Canada), we hope they bring you that bittersweet tightness in the throat and tear in the eye which only comes when you are “goin’ home.”

Track List

Three Ainu Folk Songs – arr. Osamu Shimizu
1. Bear Festival
2. Pirika, Pirika
3. Whale Festival
4. Fengyang Ge – Anhui folk song, arr. Chen Yi
5. Minoi, Minoi – Samoan folk song, arr. Christopher Marshall
6. Dálvi duoddar luohti – Lapp folk song, arr. Seppo Paakunainen
7. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) – Zulu chant, arr. Ron Smail
8. Jing-ge-lye-ah – Bruce Sledd
9. Gaudeamus igitur – traditional German, arr Marshall Bartholomew
10. Drink to me only with thine eyes – English folk song
11. Dúlamán – traditional Irish, arr. Michael McGlynn
12. Kolm mul oli kaunist sōna – Estonian folk song, arr. Veljo Tormis
13. Suo Gân – Welsh lullaby, arr. Lawrence Wiliford
14. Bright Morning Star – Appalachian folk song, arr Fred Squatrito
15. Shenandoah – American folk song, arr. James Erb
16. Goin’ Home – Antonin Dvorák, arr. Diane Loomer
17. Loch Lomond – Scottish folk song, arr. Jonathan Quick
18. Christmas Angel – bonus track – Corylnn Hanney

Catalogue number

CCR0701, released 2007

Produced by

Grant Rowledge

Recording Engineer

Don Harder


1999/2000 at Ryerson United Church, Metropolitan Tabernacle, and St. Mark's Trinity Church in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Detail from "Risk Love" by Gabryel Harrison.