Since our last posting, we have prepared a video for our Treasure Trove local history series on the library's YouTube Channel. The video features the folk song Old Settlers (music composed and arranged by Daniel E. Buckley; lyrics by Janet E. Buckley & William R. Buckley; copyright [c] 2010. Used by permission). As you can hear from this video's soundtrack, the newly arranged song features four musical voices: vocalist (here, vocalizing the notes rather than the lyrics); acoustic guitar; banjo; and mandolin.
An earlier blog discussed the 2009 "single melody line" version of Old Settlers.
Danny Buckley (B.A., Music Business, Millikin University, 2010) volunteers his services as a musical composer to Mooresville Public Library, and his original works grace all of the library's videos on its YouTube channel. Janet E. Buckley, M.L.S., is a Mooresville, Indiana native and serves as head of Technical Services at Greenwood Public Library (Greenwood, Indiana). William R. Buckley is Indiana Room Historian at Mooresville Public Library.
We hope you enjoy our video tribute to the old settlers of Mooresville, Indiana.