Friday, October 28, 2016

Beoga - Live At the 10th Anniversary concert (2013) [Ireland @256m4a]

Beoga are an Irish folk music group. They were formed in County Kerry in 2002 at the All-Ireland Fleadh although the original four members of the band hail from County Antrim and County Londonderry in Northern Ireland. The line-up features Damian McKee on accordion, multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and Eamon Murray on bodhrán and Niamh Dunne, from County Limerick, joined in 2005, on vocals and fiddle

Beoga (gaelic for ‘lively’) are based in County Antrim, in the north of Ireland. The bedrock of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure and it all works - wonderfully well.  The Wall Street Journal describes them as “the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century.” Irish Music Magazine writes, “Beoga are at the forefront of the new Irish wave.”

The band was drawn together in 2002 after ‘jamming’ in a ferocious session at the All-Ireland Fleadh. Their unique sound featured the twin dueling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Seán Óg Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and four times All-Ireland bodhrán champion Eamon Murray. In 2005, the lineup was complete, with the addition of Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland’s premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle.

1.    B\C Set    3:31
2.    Woman Of No Place    3:22
3.    Mischief    3:33
4.    Soggy's    5:24
5.    Dolan's 6am    3:44
6.    Our Captain Calls All Hands    4:04
7.    Prelude Polkas    4:59
8.    Flyfishing    3:54
9.    Factory Girl    3:20
10.    Kick 'n The Box    3:10
11.    Antics    3:42
12.    Home Cookin'    3:10
13.    Bellvue Waltz    4:03
14.    Exploding Bow    4:30
15.    Boxy Set    3:36
16.    Ballymacaldrick    3:41
17.    Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone    2:36
18.    Bodhrán Solo    5:08
19.    A Lovely Madness    4:44
20.    Cuchullain's Despair    5:16

Baltic Crossing - Baltic Crossing (2008) [Nordic @320]

Kristian Bugge, Ian Stephenson, Andy May, Antti Järvelä, Esko Järvelä

Baltic Crossing use their strong affinity for old dance music and respect for each others traditions to bring a new youthful energy to the folk music of Europe.
Wherever they meet, at least one must cross the Baltic Sea.
With award-winning members hailing from the UK, Finland and Denmark, Baltic Crossing bring you fiery Scandinavian fiddles, bubbling Northumbrian pipes and a driving guitar and double bass rhythm section.

Danish Kristian Bugge (fiddle) and Englishman Ian Stephenson (guitar, melodeon) met at a Finish festival in 2002. They employed Antti Järvelä (double bass, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Esko Järvelä (fiddle) and furthermore Andy May (Northumbrian & uilleann pipes) to make ready for a Baltic Crossing. The band's name is exactly the best description for their music. They play Nordic music such as the slängpolska, polska and schottish, plus the odd English hornpipe. Sometimes not one after another, but at the very same time. For example, the band members couldn't agree if Andy May's original "Vänkärin Polska" (Shotgun Polska) is a Northumbrian hornpipe 3/2 time or a polska. It got a Finnish tune title anyway. Another Finnish quadrille was titled "Space Cowboys," because they felt that the chords just sounded like Steven Miller's classic pop song "The Joker". The band's crossing over the Baltic Sea is one that is quite turbulent at times, but it is a pleasant journey anyway.

1.    Sextour    4:17
2.    Vankarin Set    3:56
3.    Original Polka Set    3:05
4.    Den Strejkende General / The Striking General    3:17
5.    Ostindiens Velkomst    3:31
6.    Sir John Fenwick's    4:53
7.    Korv och Mos    2:04
8.    Space Cowboys    4:58
9.    Mofodragon Set    3:30
10.    Schottis Set    4:37
11.    Grønne Aal / Green Eel    1:56

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Estremìa - That's folk, baby! (2015 Italy) @320

Estremìa, a term which in patois indicates the bell that sounds the alarm in an emergency, is the name of the duo formed by Vincent Boniface (Accordion) and Marta Caldara (Piano) with the incursion of Bramo (Beatbox).
Estrémia remind us of the emergence in music culture, showing the emerging of this new style of Folk, certainly danceable but also in search for new combinations of sounds: a piano that complements the "good old" accordion , and the contemporaneity of Beatboxing with Bramo. 

1. Finisterrae          4:04
2. Les Doigts de Carmen / Vache Folle     4:11
3. Slogan     4:39
4. Mensonge pour Danser     3:36
5. One Pound Less / Kamala     5:10
6. Aladin's Doubt     2:52
7. Boing     4:54
8. Juskaskeu     2:53
9. Polemique     3:10
10. Mazurbloise / L'impasse / Motorway Mazurka     4:38
Vincent Boniface (Accordion)
Marta Caldara (Piano) 
Bramo (Beatbox)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Albion Dance Band - 1983 - Shuffle Off (Vinyl Rip @320)

Never released on CD

A straight(ish) instrumental album with a fairly classic ADB line-up.

This album was never released on CD into this form, but most of the titles can be found on
"The Albion Dance Band - 2007 - Dancing Days are Here Again (2CD)"

Ashley Hutchings - bass
Dave Mattacks - drums, keyboards
Simon Nicol - guitars
Jean-Pierre Rasle - bagpipes and other blowy things
Dave Whetstone - melodeon, concertina, guitars, electric dulcimer, triangle.

Side 1:
1. Froggy's First Jump/Beetle On The Wine
2. Snowdrop Polka
3. Gervaise Brawl
4. Jenny In Her Shift/Tom Jones
5. Hi! Tequila Tango/High Tea Tango
6. The Fretful Porcupine

Side 2:
1. Wiggle, Wriggle/Roll Me Over
2. October 4th
3. Seaside Shuffle
4. The View
5. The Chaplet/Bantering Billy
6. Elderwaters
7. Black Almain/Halek Brawl

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Imosima - Imosima (France 2011) @320

The Imosima trio puts his sense of swing, and sensitivity to the service of Breton music, Irish and Quebec for 10 years. Audrey Le Jossec is one of the most famous accordionists of his generation. Her flawless technique and knowledge of Quebecers style we make a reference in the matter his later years.
(google-translate from french, sorry)

01. An dro  3:47   
02. Jigs to the Messenger  4:06   
03. Valse des jouets  3:01   
04. Réels à Jules Verret  2:13   
05. Sono cosi  2:44   
06. Empilé menu  3:10   
07. Trip to Green Land  5:12   
08. Mazurkas  3:27   
09. Ridées  3:31   
10. Polkas  3:37   
11. Auchdon House  2:02   
12. Valse Cunningham  2:41

Audrey Le Jossec : Accordéon diatonique
Erwan Bérenguer : Guitare acoustique
Yann Le Bozec : Contrebasse

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dulcimer - Into the Light (1997 England) @192

01. Blessing (3:27)
02. Robbie (6:03)
03. Untimely Mother (3:30)
04. Confession (Do It Again) (4:05)
05. Christmas Song (4:14)
06. Dreams of Art Nouveau (5:58)
07. Ship of Fools (3:29)
08. See If You Can Find Me (3:56)
09. Footnote (1:30)
10. Dance of the Chinese Horsemen (2:01)
11. Bridge of Seven Wonders (4:37)
12. Statues (2:47)

Dave Eaves / acoustic guitars, woodwinds, vocals 
Pete Hodge / acoustic guitars, mandolin, dulcimer, vocals 
Jem North / bass, assorted percussion 
Richard Todd / voice

Friday, October 7, 2016

Bratsch - 1978 [France] - J'aime un voyou, maman (Vinyl Rip, @320)

Not available on CD
Audio samples

Bratsch are a French-based music ensemble using influences from Roma (i.e. "Gypsy") music, klezmer, jazz and many diverse folk traditions. The group was formed in 1975 by guitarist Dan Gharibian and violinist Bruno Girard, and has released more than ten albums to date. The group is renowned for the diversity of its musical influences and for the virtuosity of its members and guest artists.


    Dan Gharibian: guitar, bouzouki, vocals
    Bruno Girard: violin, vocals
    Théo Girard: double bass
    Nano Peylet: clarinet
    François Castiello: accordion, vocals


   01  Joulik
   02  Tino Mori et Sva le Nado
   03  Grouchitsa
   04  Cintec de Pahar
   05  Thalassa
   06  Ci Lune da
   07  Gari Gari
   08  Sus din fer Cade o Spea et Sirba de la Izvoare
   09  Guitara Semistrounnaia
   10  Kokaz!
   11  Klof! ''Etienne Sur La Plage''

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Dulcimer - Room For Thought (1971 England) @320

DULCIMER were a longstanding collective consisting of three musicians, all multi-instrumentalists: Dave Eaves, Pete Hodges and Jem North. The band's origins are sketchy, but they recorded their debut 'And I Turned As I Had Turned As a Boy' as a trio under the direction of Troggs manager Larry Page in 1970. The album made little impression at the time but is widely sought-after by serious UK folk music collectors today. The album has been reissued several times on both vinyl and CD.

The band recorded twice more in the early seventies before fading into obscurity, but neither 'Room for Thought' or 'A Land Fit for Heroes' (with rural English author Fred Archer) would find their way into official release until years later.

DULCIMER had a resurgence of sorts in the nineties thanks to the small President Records label, who released a trio of the band's albums as well as the shelved 'Room for Thought' project on CD ('A Land Fit for Heroes' had been issued thanks to the band's own financing in 1980).

Their music has been described as folk-rock and is mostly acoustic, but the band's penchant for odd themes, creative arrangements and occasional progressive forays merits them inclusion here in the Archives. DULCIMER will appeal to fans of understated, acoustic-driven music with classic folk instrumentation such as mandolins, acoustic guitars, flutes and of course dulcimers.
>> Bio by Bob Moore (aka ClemofNazareth) <<

01 - To Need Her
02 - Statues In Maryland
03 - Mr. Rip Van Winkle
04 - The Planters Cottage
05 - Running On Down The Road
06 - Empty Hallways
07 - Grey Lady Morning
08 - Missing The Head
09 - Mr. Time
10 - Sandalwood Sailors
11 - Scarlet Lady
12 - But Maybe Not

Dave Eaves / acoustic guitars, woodwinds, vocals 
Pete Hodge / acoustic guitars, mandolin, dulcimer, vocals 
Jem North / bass, assorted percussion

Friday, September 30, 2016

Snaar - 1976 [Belgium] - Snaar (Vinyl Rip, @320)

Audio samples

I saw this belgian band live quite often in the 70s.
Spending an evening with De Snaar (as with RUM, who played in the same vein) was always the assurance of a great evening.
It was a nice time ...

A1- Het kannenfeest
A2- De ridder die ging jagen
A3- Trage Mars (nr.19)
A4- Vier weverkens
A5- Wijnlied-Lied van de vrije markt
A6- Rozemarijntje-Sint Valentijn
A7- Schoon lieveken
A8- Wieringen

B1- De muzikale prijs
B2- Goed gezelschap-Krebbel
B3- Blokkendans
B4- Den anderen
B5- Ge zegt dat ge mij nodig hebt
B6- Het maske en de linde
B7- Mallemolendans
B8- Rue du village
B9- Ik wil deze nacht in de straten verdwalen

Musiciens :

Jan De Smet : chant, accordéon
Stef Koekoekx : chant, violon
Kris De Smet : chant, hautbois, flûte

additional musicians:

Michel Verstraeten : contrebasse
Rens Van de Zalm : violon, mandoline
Jean Blaute : piano
Stoy Stoffelen : percussion
Ron Cottam : guitare basse
Alfred Den ouden : tympanon

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tarentule - 1977 [FRA] - Tarentule @320

Audio samples
This is a masterpiece !
A folk quartet formed in 74, Tarentule exploited the trad pre-classical folk vein in a stricter observance of the traditions than Malicorne ever did, although some of their instruments are a little unusual for that type of music (cornet). The group toured the folk scene before recording their sole self-titled album in April 77, the album being released later that year, but it will not change the group's popularity and actually divide it into a folk-ball unit, much to the displeasure of Bernard Lasbleiz. The group will part (end of 78) into two different groups, Lasbleiz founding Ti Jaz in Paris, while the other three will develop Eastern European folk music in Taraf.

1. Branles - Dits d'Écosse / Le Déserteur du régiment d'Auvergne / Air d'après Gaillarde d'Hassler
2. Adieu ma si charmante blonde / Trist' Annada / Marche de Goliath et sa femme
3. Les Galios / Seigneurs, sachez qui or s'en ira
4. L'Oiseau de la Meunière / Avant-deux
5. Au saint Nau / Noël anglais
6. Trimousette

Jean-Patrick Hélard : violon, guitare, psaltérion, percussions
José Ponzone : chant, mandoloncelle, cornet à pistons, courtaud, flûte à bec, vielle à roue, violoncelle, percussions
Bernard Lasbleiz : chant, accordéon, concertina, percussions
Alain Rolland : chant, mandole, violon, psaltérion, dulcimer, violoncelle, guitare portugaise, percussions

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc - Deliverance (Norway / Sweden / Shetland 2016) @320

Since 2009 ‘The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ have captivated audiences throughout the world with their unique blend of music, onstage sense of humour and inter-band ‘banter’.

“Deliverance” is their eagerly awaited follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album and features traditional and self-penned material played with passion, vigour and an intensity for which they have become known.

Of the new album, band member, Kevin Henderson said “We took our time with this album and we are very happy with how it has turned out. I think this album has seen a definite progression from the first album in terms of the bands sound and with arrangement ideas for example. Theres also a higher percentage of our own compositions on this album compared to the first but we still have a lot of focus on the traditional music from where we all come from.”

Olav Luksengård Mjelva - Norway - Hardanger Fiddle & Octave Fiddle
Kevin Henderson - Shetland - Fiddle
Anders Hall - Sweden - Fiddle & Viola

Officially released in Scandinavia February 10th and released in the UK/rest of the world on April 1st.

01. Talons Trip to Thompson Island
02. Flinken
03. Hjaltaren
04. The Hen Hunt
05. Deliverance (Befrielsen)
06. Djävulspolskan (The Devil´s Polska)
07. In the Lounge
08. Halls Lilla Vals (Hall´s little Waltz)
09. Da Scallowa Lasses - Lorna´s Reel
10. Nødåret (The Year of Sorrow)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (Norway / Sweden / Shetland 2011) @320

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc comprise Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland).
Olav is an award winning musician who is also a member of the acclaimed band SVER and widely recognised as one of Norway’s finest fiddle players; Anders, also a member of SVER is continually cited as one of Sweden’s leading fiddle players across a broad range of styles, while Kevin, one of Shetlands finest fiddle players, is a member of such bands as Boys of the Lough, Fiddlers’ Bid and Session A9. What more need be said!  
Individually they are regarded as three of the finest young fiddle players currently working in the international folk music scene, while collectively they are now finding themselves increasingly in demand across the world due to their unique collaboration, onstage sense of humour and inter-band ‘banter’.
Norway, Sweden and Shetland have three of the richest fiddle traditions in the world, with documented historical links going back hundreds of years. ‘Nordic Fiddlers Bloc’ seek to bring those historical links and traditions alive and present them in an exciting new fashion, while also remaining faithful to the roots of each tradition.
While blending the individual styles together, they never-the-less allow each distinctive flavour to unfold into a combined sound that’s unique, meaningful, intense and invigorating.

1. Sangenuten
2. Un-named Shetland Reel
3. Polska From Delsbo
4. Da Greenland Mans Tune
5. Jenna Reid Of Quarff
6. Marias 27th Birthday Plattgympa
7. Midnight On The Water / Bonapartes Retreat
8. Halling From Trondheim
9. Fjellvåk
10. Paella Grande
11. The Full Rigged Ship / The New Rigged

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Carl Erik Lundgaard Jensen - Yderland (Denmark 2008) @320

Carl Erik Lundgaard, together with Poul Lendal and Keld Nørgaard in the orchestra Lang Linken game traditional balmusik for nearly 40 years. Carl Erik Lundgaard with Lang Linken as such is one of the most cherished institutions and orchestras in the living Danish folk music tradition.
Carl Erik Lundgaard has with CD Outer Land decided to focus solely on the music, own compositions and arrangements. He romped with new combinations of instruments and play comrades from other music genres. His traditional way of playing and measures are still intact.

1. Jens Mynsters Chance (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
2. Fridafred (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
3. Solpols (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
4. Polonaise/Svøpsk (trad/arr. Mads Riishede/Carl Erik Lundgaard)
5. Halsscottish (Hal Parfitt-Murray/Carl Erik Lundgaard)
6. Macværk (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
7. Peter van Maarens Scottish (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
8. Kældermusik part 1 (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
9. Kældermusik part 2 (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
10. Valsen til Sofie (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
11. Mørkviolet (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
12. Første Brudestykke (trad/arr. Mads Riishede/Carl Erik Lundgaard)
13. Kirstens (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
14. Valsen til Christine (Carl Erik Lundgaard)
Carl Erik Lundgaard: Diatonisk harmonika (Diatonic accordion)Kromatisk harmonika (Chromatic accordion)
Mads Riishede: Bas (Bass)Akustisk & elguitar (Acoustic and electric guitars), Shaker, Tambourin (Tambourine)
Søren Bebe: Würlitzer
Christian Frank: Elguitar (Electric guitar)
Palle Hjort: Hammondorgel (Hammond Organ), Trædeorgel (Harmonium) Mellotron (Mellotron)
Klaver (Piano)
Kristian Karottki:Trommer (Drums),Tambourin (Tambourine,) Shaker (Shaker)
Hal Parfitt-Murray: Violin (Violin), Bratsch (Viola)
Jacob Frandsen: Spansk guitar (Nylon stringed guitar,)Akustisk guitar (Acoustic guitar)
Keld Nørgaard: Humle (Dulcimer) & saz
Mikkel Rørbæk: Elguitar (Electric guitar), Hawaiiguitar (Hawaiian guitar),Akustisk guitar (Acoustic guitar)
Christoffer S. Møller: Würlitzer
Harald Haugaard: Violin

La Machine - Super Gain (France 2016) @320

1/ La Chenacoise (J.Barbances, La Machine)
2/ Dessus le Pont de Bayonne (trad)
3/ Des sourires et des Roses, La Vrille, Le Bosquet (G.Jolivet, J.Barbances, La Machine)
4/ Super Gain (J.Barbances, La Machine)
5/ La Rose Blanche, Amour tu n'entend point (trad)
6/ La Napolitaine, James (J.Barbances, G.Jolivet, La Machine)
7/ La Craque (Jl. Cayzac, La Machine)
8/ Les Trois Fendeux (trad)
9/ Vive l'Amour (trad)
10/ Mazurka des Loups (J.Barbances, La Machine)
11/ Rossignolet, Minicassette (Trad, J.Barbances, Jl. Cayzac, La Machine)
12/ Paco, Fontfrin (G.Jolivet, La Machine, Trad) 

Julien Barbances : voix, Violon, cornemuse 20 pouces, crotales
Gregory Jolivet : Vielles à roue, choeur, banjo
Jean-Laurent Cayzac : contrebasse, choeur, guitare, basse
Florian Huygebaert : percussions, choeur
Marc Riou: percussions additionnelles

La Machine - Les couleurs (France 2011) @320

1. Je t’apprendrai / Les tulipiers (bourrées à 3 temps, M. Riou)
2. Les couleurs (ronde, Trad.)
3. Aimer n’est pas un crime (Trad.)
4. Haut les coeurs (scottishs, J. Barbances et G. Jolivet)
5. L’Ombre verte (bourrée à 2 temps, J. Barbances)
6. Le Français et l’Allemande (Trad.) / Main pleine (mazurka, G. Jolivet)
7. Mazurka des grand-mères (mazurka créole, Trad.)
8. Où allez-vous la belle ? (Trad.)
9. Le mandragou / Rougail (rondeau / cercle, J. Barbances et G. Jolivet)
10. L’alouette et le merlot (Trad.)
11. Tes histoires / Les cartes (valses à 5 temps, G. Jolivet)
12. Le flambeau d’Amour / La belle Isabeau (bourrées à 3 temps, Trad.)
13. Vive la jeunesse (ronde, Trad.)
14. Passons par la route (mazurka, J. Barbances)

Julien Barbances : chant, cornemuse 20 pouces, violon
Grégory Jolivet : vielle alto, vielle en ré, choeur
Jean-Laurent Cayzac : contrebasse, guitare, violoncelle, choeur
Marc Riou : percussions, choeur

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

La Machine - Il est encore temps (France 2007) @320

1. Il est encore temps (Barbances - La Machine)
2. La toupie (Barbances - La Machine)
3. L’âne (traditionnel)
4. Mazurka gazaouie (Barbances - La Machine)
5. Voici le mois de mai (traditionnel)
6. La chanson de la mariée (traditionnel)
7. Sunshine (Jolivet - La Machine)
8. Le matin je me lève (traditionnel)
9 . Tampoura (Barbances - La Machine)
10. Miranda, Les trois feuilles (Barbances - La Machine)
11. Je viens à vous (traditionnel)
12. La lune (traditionnel)
13. La fille du fermier (traditionnel)
14. Virginie (traditionnel)
15. Jeu de balle (Jolivet - La Machine)
16. Gannat, oui! (Jolivet - La Machine) ​

Julien Barbances : cornemuse 20 pouces, violon, chant, pandeiro
Gregory Jolivet : vielle alto, vielle en ré
Jean-laurent Cayzac : contrebasse, violoncelle, choeur
Marc Riou : percussions, choeur

Invité :
David Lecrot , accordéon diatonique

Monday, September 19, 2016

E-Leizh - L8.1 ( France / Bretagne 2014) @320

1. Ça décompose la lumière (Première ronde)
2. Ça décompose la lumière (Baleu)
3. Ça décompose la lumière (Seconde ronde)
4. Ça décompose la lumière (Riqueniée)
5. L'autre jour
6. Batman à Saint-Arnel
7. Son trist plouray
8. J'ai perdu ma femme en plantant des choux
9. De terre à terre l'envol (Première dañs plinn)
10. De terre à terre l'envol (Bal plinn)
11. De terre à terre l'envol (Seconde dañs plinn)
12. Mange-disc au coldu
13. P'oen me merc'hig yaouank

Ronan Le Dissez (bombarde)
Stéphane Foll (biniou)
Yann-Guirec Le Bars (guitare, mandoline)
Pierre Stephan (violon)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Jean-François Dutertre - Si L'amour Prenait Racine (France 1980) [320]

Jean-François Dutertre is a French singer-songwriter and player of the hurdy-gurdy, épinette des Vosges, and traditional French music. He also plays the bodhran and the bouzouki.

He has been a member of the band Mélusine and a house collaborator on the disk Le Chant du Monde. He is a great proponent of modal music and has conducted numerous workshops. He is an advocate of the professionalisation of traditional musicians and singers and defends their rights in the CIMT [1] (Centre d’information des musiques traditionnelles et du monde).

Born in 1948 to Norman parents, he studied literature and also taught. He worked as a phonothécaire at the department of ethnomusicology at the musée de l'homme, and became enammored of traditional music, particularly French. He became involved in the Folk Revival of the 1960s, and joined the first French folk-club, Le Bourdon ("the drone"), and traveled to collect music in Quebec and Ireland in 1969 and 1970, as well as in Vosges from 1970-1972.[1]

From 1975 to 1983, he was the executive producer and director of the collection of the label Chant du Monde, where he also worked to develop the Anthologie de la musique traditionnelle française. He played in the folk group Melusine from 1975-1990.

A1     Si L'amour Prenait RaCine     3:38
A2     Dans Mon Cœur Il N'y A Point D'amour     2:10
A3     Le Vingt-cinq Du Mois Dd'avril     2:30
A4     Je M'en Vais Dedans Les Îles     3:43
A5     La Bien-aimée     2:00
A6     Les Tristes Noces     6:09
B1     Quand Jétais Chez Mon Père     2:49
B2     La Fille Du Roi Loÿs     6:15
B3     "Hélas Mon Cœur..."     3:25
B4     "Souvent Soupire..."     3:11
B5     La Blanche Biche     5:01

SonDeSeu - Trastempo (Galicia 2007) [256m4a]

SonDeSeu is the first orchestra of folk music and traditional of Galicia , regarded as one of the first orchestras folk of Europe [1] , which consists of 53 members and directed by Rodrigo Romania . It is also one of the first European orchestras contemporary folk music. Its repertoire consists of topics from the oral tradition of popular music of Galicia, especially arranged for training for their components and responsible for different sections, covering bagpipes , percussion , hurdy , violins , exquisitely and flutes of wood, singing , harps and plucked strings.

1.    Alén    3:38
2.    A Camposa    4:45
3.    Vals De Arousa    3:19
4.    Foliada De Nostián    4:21
5.    De Mostao A Millares    2:29
6.    Costureiriña    5:19
7.    Nun Cacho Dun Anaco    2:47
8.    Namoreir@    5:07
9.    O Paraiso    4:41
10.    Nena Morena    3:38
11.    Ramanalama    2:46
12.    O Cantar Que Nunca Acaba    11:10

Martin Carthy - Carthy Chronicles (England 2001) [256m4a]

CD 1 - Classic Carthy
1.    Wood Wilson Carthy / Scarborough Fair    4:12
2.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Byker Hill    2:57
3.    Steeleye Span / Cold Haily Windy Night    4:25
4.    Martin Carthy / Skewbald    3:58
5.    Martin Carthy / Creeping Jane    4:17
6.    M Carthy, H Evans, J Kirkpatrick, R Thompson / Old Horse    3:52
7.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / A Question Of Sport    3:41
8.    Martin Carthy, Howard Evans, John Kirkpatrick / Lovely Joan    3:13
9.    Brass Monkey / The Maid And The Palmer    5:38
10.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Begging Song    6:21
11.    Martin Carthy / I Was A Young Man    2:44
12.    Martin Carthy / Prince Heathen    7:55
13.    The Watersons w Rachel Waterson / Prickle Holly Bush    5:31
14.    Martin Carthy / Lord Franklin    3:39
15.    Albion Band / Lemady/Arise And Pick A Posy    3:22
16.    Martin Carthy / Famous Flower Of Serving Men    9:21
17.    Plain Capers Band / Glorishears    2:44

CD 2 - Carthy in Company
1.    Martin Carthy & The Albion Country Band / The New St. George    4:24
2.    Band of Hope / Carthy's March/The Lemon Tree    4:29
3.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / I haven't told her, she hasn't told me    1:19
4.    Martin Carthy, Rory McEwen & Lia Turner / My Girl    2:34
5.    Steeleye Span / Boys of Bedlam    4:20
6.    Three City Four / Oh Had I A Golden Thread    2:58
7.    Blue Murder / ANC Song (Azicatal)    2:26
8.    Thamesiders / Wimoweh (exerpt)    1:05
9.    The Watersons / Young Banker    3:10
10.    Ashley Hutchings & Friends / The Postman's Knock    1:56
11.    John Kirkpatrick & The Plain Capers Band / Constant Billy    5:35
12.    Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick / Lakes of Cold Flynn    5:30
13.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Irish Washerwoman/The Ash Plant    3:04
14.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Arthur McBride    3:23
15.    Waterson:Carthy / The Royal Forester/Bald-headed End of the Broom    6:26
16.    0skorri / Nafarroa    4:11
17.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / The Wren    1:37
18.    Steeleye Span / The King    1:26
19.    The Watersons / Joy Health Love And Peace    1:36
20.    Steeleye Span / Hunting the Wren    2:47
21.    Martin Carthy & June Tabor / Hunting the Cutty Wren    3:21
22.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Byker Hill    7:30

CD 3 - Carthy Contemporaries
1.    Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick / Nothing Rhymed    2:12
2.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Lord Of The Dance    2:43
3.    Martin Carthy / Rivers Of Babylon    1:24
4.    Three City Four / History Lesson    2:56
5.    Martin Carthy / The January Man    3:18
6.    Martin Carthy / Ballad Of Alfie Hinds    2:37
7.    Martin Carthy / The Humane Turnkey    2:20
8.    Martin Carthy / Farewell, Farewell    3:17
9.    Martin Carthy / Dust To Dust    3:43
10.    Martin Carthy / Stitch In Time    3:06
11.    Martin Carthy / Trimdon Grange Explosion    5:14
12.    Martin Carthy / Palaces Of Gold    5:00
13.    Martin Carthy / Springhill Mine Disaster    4:15
14.    The Watersons / Coal Not Dole    3:27
15.    Martin Carthy / Perfumes Of Arabia    3:32
16.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Such A War Has Never Been    3:36
17.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / The Wife Of The Soldier    1:34
18.    Martin Carthy / The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carol    5:03
19.    Martin Carthy / The Ant And The Grasshopper    2:57
20.    Martin Carthy / Company Policy    3:59
21.    Martin Carthy / Monday Morning    2:37
22.    Sreeleye Span / Rave On    1:54
23.    Martin Carthy / Oor Hamlet    3:49
24.    Martin Carthy / The Harry Lime Theme    3:32

CD 4 - Child: Carthy
1.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Jack Orion    4:09
2.    Martin Carthy / The Seven Virgins    3:03
3.    Martin Carthy, Rory McEwan & Lisa Turner / Duncan And Brady    2:23
4.    Martin Carthy / Geordie    3:26
5.    Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy / Sir Patrick Spens    5:36
6.    Martin Carthy / King Henry    6:20
7.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Sovay The Female Highwayman    3:45
8.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Man Of Newlyn Town    2:19
9.    Martin Carthy / The Bows Of London    5:55
10.    Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick / Lucy Wan    4:19
11.    Martin Carthy / Lord Randall    4:35
12.    Martin Carthy / The Whale Catchers    3:00
13.    Martin Carthy / Rufford Park Poachers    3:54
14.    Martin Carthy / John Barleycorn    2:28
15.    Martin Carthy / Hard Times Of Old England    2:57
16.    Mrs Akroyd Band / Hard Cheese Of Old England    2:49
17.    Martin Carthy & Isla St Clair / Over The Hills And Far Away    2:02
18.    Martin Carthy / The Farmer's Servant    1:50
19.    Steeleye Span / False Knight On The Road    5:36
20.    Martin Carthy & Bert Jansch / The Elfin Knight    3:51

Friday, September 16, 2016

Various Artists - Dutch Rare Folk - 43 Lost Classics From the Golden Age of Nederfolk 1967-1987 (Netherlands 2007) @320

This compilation is assembled by Fonos who have one of the first official CDR library copy services with a lot of rare Dutch records. They have developped a huge library and extensive background with this archive and beyond and decided to release a double CD album with some classic examples of rare Dutch folk/folkpop/folkpsych albums. The folk scene in Holland, they say, always was smaller compared to Belgium, where there always were numerous folk bars, scenes and also festivals. But if you see the results of what they collected and from what I knew already I think Holland still stand out pretty well with their examples. 

01 - Jan Duindam - Happiness And Tears
02 - Fungus - Een Boer Ging Naar De Wei
03 - Irolt - It Gefang
04 - Mayfly - Symptoms Of Summer
05 - Sido Martens - De Hege Berg
06 - Anneke Konings - Sprookje
07 - Sundown - Bridges
08 - Dommelvolk - Van De Kop Van Jut
09 - Chimera - De Waardin
10 - Interlude - She Flies Away
11 - Wargaren - Er Zou Er Een Meisje Gaan Halen Wijn
12 - Deining - Soldaat
13 - Gerard Van Maasakkers - Cis Verdronk
14 - 1e Hollandse Dansband - Blauw Garen En Koperdraad
15 - Dageraad - Kom Hier Gij Pronkert Kijken
16 - Torf - Scheepsjoagers
17 - Whitsuntide Easter - Transitory
18 - Koeraash - Unne Gowwe Road
19 - Doede Veeman - De Twa Roeken
20 - Deirdre - 't Visserke
21 - Interweave - Dwelling

01 - Palace Flophouse - Bontebrug
02 - Cheops - Naamloze Goede
03 - Booze Hoister Band - I'd Rather Be A Dove
04 - Tail Toddle - Genoveva Van Brabant
05 - Sistrum - Luxe Kempen
06 - Ouwejan & Makkers - Come Live With Me
07 - Kings Galliard - De Boerenplof
08 - Herman Erbe - De Potsenmaker
09 - Cobi Schrijver - Vanwaar Komt Ons De Koele Wijn
10 - Jarje - Fugels
11 - Folkcorn - Jan Als Ruiter
12 - Amphora - Waiting
13 - Wolverlei - Een Ruiter Langs De Straat
14 - Fam. Van Der Meer - De Biezem En De Bjinder
15 - The Happiest Band That Ever Played - Bartholomeus
16 - Perelaar - Onze Fiere Pinksterbloem
17 - Roel Slofstra - Famke Ut Tuzen
18 - Cinderella - From Town To Town
19 - Bert Diederen - Di Roezikul By Ahxt
20 - Volluk - Vroeger Dagen Nu Of Nooit
21 - Sycamore - To The Virgins, To Make Much Of Time
22 - Crackerhash - Walkman

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Crackerhash - 1976 [Netherlands] - The Elfin Knight - Vinyl Rip @320

Once again, a very rare LP !
Audio samples

Entertaining Dutch bar-folk with a Scottish/UK influence (The Watersons), from 1968 to 2004.
Mostly the English influence worked quiet well in Holland and made brilliant examples that should also interest the UK scene.
They made 5 LPs.

Bert Aalbers (accordion, concertina, piano)
Paul Rullmann (guitar, mandolin)
Ineke Aalbers (bodhrán, 1968-82)
Jos Koning (violin, 1974-82),
Jan Haringhuizen (mandolin, 1974-78),
Peter van Rijsbergen (bass guitar, vocals, 1983-?)

A1. Good King Wenceslas (1:15)   
A2. The Quaker's Wife (medley) (5:27)   
A3. One Morning in the Spring (3:39)   
A4. Doodle Let Me Go (1:30)   
A5. Instrumental Medley 1 (5:51)   
A6. George Collins (2:23)   

B1. John the Bone - The Black Joke (1:54)   
B2. The Elfin Knight (2:30)   
B3. Instrumental Medley 2 (3:57)   
B4. Fair Annie (8:39)   
B5. The Huntsman Song (1:30)   
B6. Noble Squire Dacre (2:09)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Astrolabio - Spirit Folet [Italy 1978] @224

Vinyl Album (very rare!)

It's Piedmontese folk with evident celtic influences. It's very proficiently played and the instrumentation is rich (accordion, guitar, cello, mandolin, harp, bagpipes, bombard, different kind of flutes). A subtle veil of melancholy is the most peculiar trait of the nine tracks composing the album
(Il golpe e l'uva blog)

01 - Spirit folet/Pifferata palazzo di città/Conta (B.Costa/traditional/traditional)
02 - L'umbra gaia (T. Parisi)
03 - La bella all'armata (traditional)
04 - Al gril e la furmia (Maria Masoni-Astrolabio)
05 - La giostra di Martina (B. Costa)
06 - La prova (traditional)
07 - Mazurka e breton vals (traditional)
08 - La cirese e la funtan-a (Galli-Parisi-Brondetta)
09 - La mort (B. Costa)

Giuliana Galli: vocals, percussion
Lorenzo Brondetta: hornpipe, schalmein, flutes
Beppe Costa: hurdy-gurdy, harp, guitar
Tullio Parisi: accordion, mandolin, vocals
Marco Robino: cello
Beppe Turletti: accordion (track 5)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Les Ménestriers - Hélène Martin - 1971 - Hélène Martin chante Jean Giono (Vinyl Rip, @320)

By Request. Not available on CD.

Helen Martin, born in Paris in 1928, is a French singer, also a songwriter and performer.
She has dedicated her career to the musical setting and interpretation of poetry.

Les Ménestriers are on tracks :

A07 - Les Ménestriers - Lamento de Tristan
B01 - Les Ménestriers - Bonne amourette
B10 - Les Ménestriers - Dieu, comment pourrais-je?

The Settlers - 1964 [ENG] - Sing Out (Vinyl rip) @320

Not available on CD

Audio samples

I listen to this record regularly for 50 years now! I love it !

The Settlers were initially known as the Birmingham Folk Four, but became known as the Settlers after their first single, "Settle Down". A six-month residency on the BBC television series, Singalong, led to support bookings on tours with, among others, Dusty Springfield, Roy Orbison and The Small Faces. The Settlers have generally been referred to as a folk group. However, like the Seekers, the successful Australian group with which they shared marked similarities, some of their material gravitated towards mainstream pop, which, taking its cue from American singer-songwriters Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and such groups as Peter, Paul and Mary, We Five and The Byrds, readily absorbed folk influences in various ways in the mid-1960s. The Settlers’ melodic style was largely settled before the advent of British folk-rock in the guise of Fairport Convention and Pentangle later in the sixties.

Cindy Kent (vocals and tambourine)
Mike Jones (vocals and guitar)
John Fyffe (banjo)
Mansel Davies (Double bass)

A1     The Keeper
A2     Mingulay Boat Song
A3     Dirty Old Town
A4     Liverpool Lou
A5     Hunt The Wren
A6     Over The Stone
A7     The Green Man

B1     Three Jolly Rogues Of Lynn
B2     The Bonnie Shoals Of Herring
B3     Froggie's Wedding
B4     Coorie Doon
B5     Jute Mill Song
B6     Singing Bird
B7     The Golden Vanity

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