The Local Honeys

old-time / KY / hillbilly

"How Many Young Girls Would Take Guns And Go Hunting?"

After our long overdue college graduation, we set our sights far across the sea to the tiny, bear-shaped Emerald Isle of Ireland.  ‘Twas there that we were so fortunate to meet one of our favorite bands early on in the summer of our demise; Lynched, a Dublin based Trad band.

Within a small and empty pub, we shared tunes over dark, frothy pints, and it was here that we first heard our new friend, Radie Peat belt out this beautiful English ballad. The entrancing melody caught our ears and we quickly learned the tune, while adapting it to our traditional mountain sound.

Like many songs during the summer of 2015, we learned and practiced it while dangling our legs off of the window ledges of our little apartment on Ely.

This video of "Hares On The Mountain" was captured by Nathan Isaac's amazing eyeballs. It is part of #SomerSessions video series in Somerset, Kentucky. You can check out more SomerSession videos of regional artists at: