I'm not especially a fan of "The Hobbit", but that song is absolutely beautiful! I do love Appalachian music,
When I heard this song, I was taken aback to find out it was from a movie. Both the sound and the subject are very Southern Appalachia. Indigenous music here has that Celtic keen to it, and is invariably about religion or some great tragic event from the past. The song fits, and it really is beautiful.
It's one of those beautiful, haunting songs - relaxing to listen to.
It is. I never heard of the artist before but I'm going to see what else he's done.