In the Groves


“Diane Edgecomb spins haunting, imagination-sparking magic out of legends and folk songs from the groves and forests of many lands, with expert and exquisite accompaniment from Celtic harpist Margot Chamberlain.” – Parents’ Choice Silver Award


Track Samples:

“Verdant Groves” a Shaker hymn:

“The Dancing Spirit of the Birch” :

“Three Green Ladies” :

“Kansakura (Sacred Cherry Tree)” :

IN THE GROVES: Tree Myths, Folktales and Songs from Around the World
Diane Edgecomb accompanied by Margot Chamberlain

Price: $15.00 (includes shipping & handling).
Suggested for adults and children ten and above

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About ‘In the Groves’: This exquisitely crafted collection of tree myths, folktales and songs brings us around the world as we celebrate beloved groves of trees. Stories include Kansakura ~ Sacred Cherry Tree: a delicate tale of love about the cherry trees of Japan, The Dancing Spirit of the Birch from Czechoslovakia in which a young girl learns the power of dance and Three Green Ladies: a poignant legend about Midsummer Eve and the ancient tree spirits that dwell in Cornwall, England. Refreshing and lyrical each piece on the CD is surrounded by evocative music, Celtic harp, natural sounds and songs from the given culture. For nature lovers of all ages especially adults and children ages 10 and above.

Read about the making of In the Groves at our In the Groves Backstory page

School Library Journal, October 2013: “Gr 4-6 – In this celebration of trees as told through myths, folktales, and songs from around the world, Diane Edgecomb’s and Margot Chamberlain’s use of voice, harp, and accordion adds an aura of magic and wonder to each piece. The spirit of trees is expressed through folktales such as “The Dancing Spirit of the Birch,” in which a young Czech girl dances each day with a mysterious lady in white, and “Kansakura – Sacred Cherry Tree,” where a Japanese girl unknowingly falls in love with Kansakura, god of the cherry tree. The songs “Ash Grove” and “Tree Planter’s Round” are enhanced with sounds from nature such as chirping birds and falling rain. Edgecomb is a master storyteller, using vocal inflection and emotional expression to make each character come alive. Older elementary-aged children are sure to enjoy this ethereal journey into the world of trees and will gain a greater respect for nature. A fine purchase for school and public libraries.” – Amanda Spino, Ocean County Library, NJ


Released March 21st, 2013  ISBN: 978-0-9651669-5-3  UPC Bar Code: 6 03268 80513 6