The Folk Brothers for June 9, 2021: A modern folk ballad about an Olympic swimmer

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At 17, Yusra Mardini and her sister fled Syria after their home was destroyed during the civil war. The story of their fraught voyage across the eastern Mediterranean as they were smuggled from Turkey to Greece -- as well as Yusra's participation in the 2016 Rio Olympics as part of the Refugee Olympic Team -- has been set to words and music by Irish singer-singwriter Declan O'Rourke on his new album Arrivals. Also on today's show: new tracks from Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jaroz, Lula Wiles, and Teddy Thompson. And much more!