Star In the East (trad)

from by Debra Cowan



Known as “Brightest and Best”, I found this when I was doing my research in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection. Jean Ritchie told me that this version was the closest to the one her Granny Katty sang.


from Among Friends, released August 15, 2012


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Debra Cowan Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Singer Debra Cowan performs a cappella and with guitar, interpreting a wide range of folk songs. Debra has two acclaimed solo recordings to her credit, and her third, “Fond Desire Farewell” was produced by former Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks. A former California resident, she now resides in Massachusetts and tours all over North America and the United Kingdom. ... more


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