Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ougenweide - Herzsprung (2010) Germany @320

Even if I had really not expected: appeared in the spring of 2010 with Herzsprung
but in fact a new studio album from Ougenweide, full 14 years after her last album Sol. Although there have always been times corresponding announcements, which never followed something concrete. Nearly a full decade, the work which go to Herzsprung, between 2000 and 2009, the fifteen tracks were recorded.

From ancient warriors are with Olaf and Frank and Stefan Wulff Casalich least three more there; for Frank Wulff unfortunately it was his last album with Ougenweide, he died in March 2010, just weeks before the release of Herzsprung. Whether it is related to the fact that practically the whole album is characterized by an elegiac mood? Although, who could have guessed? But I will not anticipate, because only the new singer Sabine Maria tear should be mentioned. It is certainly not easy to follow in the footsteps of Minne Graw (which has completely retired from the music business), but Sabine Maria tear creates brilliantly. A real find!

Musically Herzsprung is much more to the classic albums of the '70s Ougenweide-oriented than before Sol. Away with the New Age-inspired sounds with advanced electronics - artificial folk rock is back in fashion. Wherein the skirt portion remains relatively small limits! But the pieces are artfully arranged and correspond to the usual high standard Ougenweide. This by no means closes to modern sounds, but without chumming to the zeitgeist; a piece of such a sad song softly and provides the finest art pop. The instrumentation is primarily acoustic nature and includes such peculiar things like conch, Waldoline, nyckelharpa or Clarinettino. In particular, Frank Wulff an arsenal running on such strange-sounding instruments.

The lyrics are employed once again almost completely on the German language, with a couple of Old and Middle High German poems may not be missing. Some texts are based on translations of foreign poetry, so are several settings of works by the British-Italian poet Christina Rossetti case. Chance of Italian and Provençal texts are used.

With Herzsprung Ougenweide is a convincing comeback succeeded. More of that!

01 - Tritons Ruf
02 - Herzsprung
03 - Phol Ende Uuodan
04 - Ein Leis Und Traurig Lied
05 - Dy Minne
06 - Einem Lieben
07 - Uisk Flo Aftar Themo Uuatare
08 - Dansa Jojoza
09 - Lilien & Rosen
10 - Ella Mia
11 - Der Welsche Tanz
12 - Ich Sachs Eins Mals
13 - Echo
14 - Partite Amore
15 - Epilog

Sabine Maria Reiss: vocals
Frank Wulff Raven: Guitar, Flute, Krummhorn, nyckelharpa, fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, monochord, Timpani, conches, Clarinettino, zither, koto, electric piano, celesta, Clavioline, bouzouki, Gemshorn, Waldoline, Mandolin, Piano, Percussion
Stefan Wulff: Bass & percussions
Olaf Casalich: Vocals & Percussion
Hinrich Dageför: Guitar, Mandolin & Kalimba
Martin Engelbach: Drums
Krzysztof Gediga: Bass Clarinet, Accordion

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Djal - Nuits Blanches (France 2000) @320

01 - La Marionnette Sans Fil
02 - Leurre De Vérité - Arabesque
03 - Le Pied Yayahte
04 - L'allumeuse Et L'aveugle - Crépuscule
05 - The Third Mode
06 - Le Prince Sans Rire
07 - Mouth Of The Tobique - Reel Du Lièvre
08 - Vivement Vendredi - Le Trophée Du Chameau
09 - Malrif - Pieds Nus Dans L'ascenseur
10 - Nuit Blanche - Journée Noire
11 - Du Jour Au Lendemain

Jean Banwarth (bouzouki) 
Sylvain Barou (flûtes traversière en bois, uillean pipes, low whistles)
Daniel Gourdon (violon)
Yann Gourdon (vielle à roue)
Jérémie Mignotte (flûte traversière en bois)
Stéphane Milleret (accordéons diatoniques)
Christophe Sacchettini (flûtes à bec, percussions)
Claude Schirrer (basse)

Buy the album here  

Djal - Repliques (France 2006) @320

01 - Odalisque - Chapeloise
02 - L'émotion de censure & La ligue contre le concert & Ouch mademoiselle- & 
03 - L'école des lucioles - Bourrée 3 temps
04 - Troublant trou noir - Pilé menu
05 - U Filliu & Le nombril du monde - Mazurka
06 - L'émasculée conception - Rondeau en couple
07 - Le corps du kyste - Suite plinn
08 - Colifot & Sympatique's Day - Sympatique's Day
09 - L'antre de Vénus - Polka
10 - Les oeufs en Meuriette - Farelquesh

Jean Banwarth (bouzouki, guitare, guitare 12 cordes),
Daniel Gourdon (violon, violon électrique),
Jérémie Mignotte (flûte traversière en bois),
Stéphane Milleret (accordéon diatonique, accordina),
Christophe Sacchettini (flûtes à bec, whistles, percussions),
Claude Schirrer (basse, guitare),
Sébastien Tron (vielle à roue électroacoustique, dounounba, percussions 

Buy the album here

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Minuit Guibolles - ... et sous une fleur de verre... (France 2005) @320

1. George Clooney Vs Dolly
2. ... Et sous une fleur de verre...
3. La fille de l'aire
4. Djinns et pattes d'elfes
5. Paumes d'amour
6. Az élett Kelte
7. Quantum
8. Larme à gauche
9. Paix et l'hideuse haine
10. Jour de pluie (Danser)
11. Bonus track

Musicians :
Boris TROUPLIN : Bagpipes - flutes - steel drum.
Pascal SEIXAS : doublebass - fender bass - guiro.
Baltazar MONTANARO : Violin.
Aurélien CLARANBAUX : Diatonic accordion.
Adrien CHENNEBAULT : Percussions, drums.
Guests :
Stéphane BALMINO : sing (10)
Vincent LENORMANT : electric guitar(2 and 8)
Vincent Chazot : Tamari (2)
Yska BENZAKOUN : Violoncello (5)
Cristel LAGUARIGUE : Alto (5)
Théo CECCALDI : Violin (5)
... and the voice of Josef NADJ (6 and 9)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Les Doigts De Carmen - En Compagnie (France 2011) @320

"En compagnie" the first album out of this strange trio of folk dance Lyon makes up the directory as a mosaic of traditional music and dance (styles, territories, tunes, compositions ...).
Nine prestigious guests came from Auvergne, Brittany, Paris, Lyon and Brussels to extend their many contributions to the studio stage ...

1. Lubelya / Des Ris dans les Huniers (scottish)
2. Mazurbloise (mazurka)
3. Les Ventres Noirs / La Parisienne (bourrées d’Auvergne)
4. Suite de Locqueltas (hanter dro)
5. The fly Fishing Reel / Beare Island / Over the Moor to Maggie (reels)
6. Boules et guirlandes / la résolution de l'Huître (ridée 6 temps)
7. Port Charlotte (valse à 5 temps)
8. Kiss in the Night (mazurka)
9. Les doigts de Carmen (scottish)

Jérémie MIGNOTTE (flûte traversière en bois, cajon)
Diego MEYMARIAN (violon)
Thomas RESTOIN (accordéon, concertina)

Virginie BASSET (violon)
Maude MADEC (bombarde, talons)
Anne NIEPOLD (accordéon diatonique)
Danielle SASSO (concertina)
Fabien GUILOINEAU (guitare)
Johan JACQUEMOUD (contrebasse)
Camille PASSERI (bugle, trompette)
Tiennet SIMONNIN (accordéon chromatique, uilleann pipe, pieds)
Sébastien TRON (vielle à roue électroacoustique, mélodica, orgue, voix)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Djal - Extra Bal (France 2003) @320

They're French, they're fresh, and they're fun. They're also fabulous musicians. Based in Grenoble, Djal combine influences from jazz and Arab music (ubiquitous in France just now) with traditional material from the Savoie region and beyond. 
Their instrumentation includes fiddle, flute, hurdy-gurdy, button box, bouzouki, recorder, bass, bombarde, dulcimer, guitar, and various drums. The overall sound is rich and varied, with plenty of punch and the added depth of a seven-piece band.
This is a live recording, made at a home gig with an atmosphere halfway between a
barn dance and a rave. There's a primal energy on tracks like Hollwenn and the opening set of three bourés. Michel Bordeleau'S great Québecois Reel des 4 Fers en l'Air is given an inspired treatment, and it's followed by a trio of jigs with more than a touch of Irish about them. Gavottes, rondeaus and other Breton dances are mixed in among the standard French forms. With the exception of Michel' reel and a couple of polkas, all the tunes are by band members. Most of the tracks here are up-tempo dance music, but there are some gorgeous slow numbers. Ivoirine is a stately air, and the waltz Masque Rouge is one I intend to learn.

Improvisation is one of Djal's strengths. Several of its members have one foot in jazz, and their extended solos are a joy to hear. Yann Gourdon's demonic hurdy-gurdy is awesome on Hollwenn and elsewhere. Christophe Sacchettini's flutes are pure magic, and Daniel Gourdon's fiddle brings an eerie swirling quality to several tracks. The rhythm section is also worth a mention: imaginative, incisive and irresistibly intoxicating. All in all, this is an excellent CD and a wonderful example of the best French music. Available from www.mustradem.com and ADA distribution.

Alex Monaghan

01. L'ivresse de la répression publique / Tendres silences / Les chevaliers serviles (D. Gourdon)
02. La dérive des incontinents (S.Milleret)
03. Masque rouge (S.M.)
04. Le reel des 4 fers en l'air (Michel Bordeleau)
05. La tentatrice chauve / César et Monique / A tune for Elsa (S.M. / S.M. / D.G.)
06. Ivoirine (S.M.)
07. Hollwenn (D.G.)
08. Egérie aux éclats (D.G.)
09. Polka à Jolive / L'acrobate / Monster café (Trad / D.G. / Nigel Eaton)
10. La treizième fée (S.M.)

Jean Banwarth (bouzouki)
Daniel Gourdon (violon)
Yann Gourdon (vielle à roue)
Jérémie Mignotte (flûte traversière en bois)
Stéphane Milleret (accordéons diatoniques)
Christophe Sacchettini (flûtes à bec, percussions)
Claude Schirrer (basse)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Toctoctoc - L'ombre et la lumière (France 2014) @320

"The shadow and the light" reveal dark and glittering universes, spontaneous reflections of the spirit of the women and the men in our time duality these songs of which are inspired.
The "popular" instrumentation (hurdy-gurdy with wheel, diatonic accordion, diverse instruments with breath and obviously the voice) turns to a sensitive and creative sound which accompanies you, like a sound and poetic laboratory, in the world of the current traditional musics, in perpetual evolution.
TOCTOCTOC, it's the need to create a sound space inside, which it is possible to let live positive feelings, but also the bitternesses of the life, real commitment to make expanding of a message of sharing and confrontation.
As in the dance, in which the public is invited, the meeting remains the best moment of our existences, ceaseless alternation of shadow and light.

1. Ronde au réveil (rondeau en couple) 5:12
2. Topé savait comment (scottish) 4:56
3. L'ombre et la lumière (mazurka) 4:32
4. He Did & He Didn't (polka) 2:57
5. En route (polka) 1:43 
6. Pierres précieuses (kost ar c'hoad) 3:19
7. L'Exil (hanter dro) 6:59 
8. Cachaça (bourrée 3 temps) 1:17
9. Mandarina Punch (bourrée 2 temps) 2:33 
10. Notte Tempo (valse) 3:21
11. L'ombre du hibou / Kuma (cercles circassiens) 5:01 
12. Spooke Boelet (polska) 3:44
13. La lune n'existe pas (polska) 5:01 
14. Aziman / Ouaivazy (bourrées 2 temps) 7:46
15. C'était bien (mazurka) 5:35 

Musicians : 
Vincent Boniface (cornemuse, clarinette, flûtes, accordéon diatonique et percussions)
Anne-Lise Foy (chant, vielles à roue) 
Stéphane Milleret (accordéon diatonique, accordina)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Orion - Orion 1987 (Belgium 1987) @128

Kindly offered by a Folk Yoursef's friend. Thank you friend!
Very rare, never released on CD - Taken from a cassete tape.

The Celtic band Orion has been a going concern since 1987.
Its music testifies to a wholly personal approach of the Celtic tradition. Powerfully swinging dance tunes alternate with haunting slow airs, graceful melodies and beautifully crafted traditional songs. On their first three albums, Orion also guides the listener through less known music by Turlough O’Carolan, the blind Irish harpist from the 18th century.
Today the band is playing almost exclusively its own compositions, combining a multitude of musical influences.

1 - Charlie's Buttermilk Mary
02 - Julia Delany / Rakish Paddy
03 - Belfast Hornpipe / Jolly Beggar Reel
04 - Cliffs of Moher / Castletown Connors / Coleraine Jig
05 - Paddy Ryan's Dream / Jenny Nettles
06 - Tripping Up The Stairs / Paddy Carthy's Reel
07 - M' O'Connor
08 - Michael Rilly's / Musical Priest / Music In the Glenn

Gerard Hirsch : guitar, cittern
Rudy Velghe : fiddle 
Gilles Hirsch : hammered dulcimer, mandoline, banjo

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Aligot Elements - La Révoltés du Pounti (France 2000) @320

CK: Great group!

Their music is unclassifiable because born of a meeting between musicians from different backgrounds who all wear a personal look at the traditional music played in Auvergne.

01. Tiennet 4:55 
02. Transcorrezien 5:48 
03. Les Trois 4:56 
04. Aligotherapie 4:17 
05. Sudre 4:19 
06. Catogan 3:51 
07. Boeing 4:32 
08. Salle de bains 8:29 
09. Fajo la feto 5:33 
10. La Plaine Jacquot 4:42 
11. Ballade pour Benoit 4:17 
12. La Comete 6:16 
13. La Mantille 2:57

Sylvie Mathé: vielle à roue, voix
Jean-Paul Faurie: contrebasse
Richard Héry: batterie, percussions, clarinette, kora
Fabrice Planchat: violon alto, accordéon diatonique, cornemuses du Centre
François Breugnot: violons, violon ténor, low-whistle, voix, percussions
Philippe Faurie: guitares, voix

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Orion - Strawberry Town (Belgium 2009) @192

CK: Fantastic album!

The fourth album over more than two decades (following 1990, Blue Room and Restless Home) by this Belgian group is another gem of contemporary Celtic music, melding folk with classical references and stylings to delightful effect. Replete with catchy hooks and melodies, it provides a wide range of moods and atmospheres – the ethereal and emotionally stirring, the stately and almost church-like, buoyant Breton and Flemish dance signatures, through to tight and punchy, propulsive rhythmic grooves with fiery playing. Not that there is any jagged juxtaposition here; rather, the composing of sequenced sets, weaving wider European references into their Celtic tapestry, is intricate refined and sophisticated. 

All of them (Rudy Velghe, fiddle, viola, nyckelharpa, guitar, keyboards; Raquel Gigot, accordions; John Faulkner, vocals, bouzouki; Erwan Berenguer, guitar; Gwenael Micault, keyboards) play lead and support roles in the complex layering of their instruments to create arresting synergies and rhythmic interest. They deserve to be ranked amongst the best contemporary Celtic groups. Their ability to draw on people of the calibre of Philip Catherine and Pat Desaunay, amongst an array of other excellent musicians who play and/or are thanked, show wide peer respect. 

Some standout features include the haunting and emotional character of Faulkner’s vocals on the ancient homicidal ballad story behind Strawberry Town and crisp mouth music, Arne van Dongen’s warm and richly toneddouble bass, percussive textures added by Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh, and a charming tribute to harpist Turlough O’Carolan’s melodic 18th century music.

Kevin T. Ward

01. Ton ar liestalegoù
02. La bourdaine/LeBelloy/Kernivinan's jig
03. Strawberry town
04. Four teeth hornpipe/Mr Morceau's Fancy/Kasper's reel
05. Ravna gora/Porz Téolenn
06. The harper's heir
07. He mantu/He le com an uro (mouth music)
08. Menuet Marguerite
09. Sint-Jorisdansen/Rondedansen
10. Song for Terri
11. The open gate/Wolfie's waltz

Raquel GIGOT: chromatic and diatonic accordion 
Rudy VELGHE: fiddle, nyckelharpa, viola, guitar, harmonium, keyboards 
John FAULKNER: vocals, bouzouki 
Erwan BERENGUER: guitar 
Gwenaël MICAULT: piano, harmonium, keyboards 

Philip CATHERINE: guitar 
Gérard HIRSCH: harp 
Johnny "Ringo" Mc DONAGH: bodhran 
Jean-Philippe PONCIN: bass clarinet 
Arne VAN DONGEN: double bass 
Pat DESAUNAY: guitar, foot percussion 
Piet VAN BOCKSTAL: oboe 
Marc KEYAERT: keyboards 
Fabian FIORINI: piano 

Shirly LAUB: violin 
Frédéric D'URSEL: violin 
Tony NYS: viola 
Martijn VINCK: cello 
Toon FRET: flute 
Nathalie LEFEBVRE: clarinet 
Koenraad HOFMAN: double bass 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Shillelagh - Germaine (France 2008) @256

Thanks to Waters for this contribution!

For this third album, Shillelagh has concocted a subtle mix of current ballroom dances (Schottish, chapeloise, bourée, etc ...) and Flanders dance. Registration allows public to feel the energy of the dancers mingling with the energy of the music. Shillelagh takes us into the friendly atmosphere and festive time they create a ball. The sound is that of an accomplished group, who plays for the pleasure of the ears and legs. for "Germaine" they have six guests who give such a particular color to "Pieternelle" Flanders dance ever danced plsu. "Germaine" c is the name of the beautiful waltz 1930 by Joseph Colombo ends this CD. Gabriel Lenoir (violin), Benjamin Macke (diatonic accordion) and Aurélien Tanghe (guitar) aillient wonderfully musical and dynamic quality for dancing. C As is written in the booklet: "This record is the result of several years of complicity between dancers and us." 
"Julie Coclet"

01 - Les beaux jours - Scottish
02 - C'est l'aventure + Feu d'artifice + C'est la fête - Cercles circassiens
03 - Nuit - Mazurka
04 - Polka van Hever (Trad.)
05 - Mazurka van Hofstade (Trad.)
06 - Pieternelle (Trad.)
07 - En vrille - Bourrée d'Auvergne
08 - Brindezingue - Bourrée d'Auvergne
09 - Sans souci + Feuilles d'automne + L'équilibriste - Chapeloises
10 - Framåt - Scottish
11 - Russische Polka (Trad.)
12 - Wals van Kortenberg (Trad.)
13 - Ça m'ressemble + P.H. bourrée - Bourrées 2 temps
14 - Germaine (valse)

Gabriel Lenoir (violin)
Benjamin Macke (diatonic accordion)
Aurélien Tanghe (guitar)

Thursday, July 9, 2015


Hello friends.
Only some news in Folk Yourself.

Now we have a player for fun in listening to some selected songs. It takes a bit to load, but worth it. It's just a test. We will see ...
From time to time I will change the list.
Good thing is that while you listen to a track, you can change the page that music will continue playing in the same spot.

Another thing is that I started to list of FY followers to the bottom of the page.
Now we can see the list with more viewing space.

Hug to everyone.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cristina Pato - Latina (Spain 2015) @320

Cristina Pato is a modern day Renaissance woman. A pop star of the ‘gaita’ (the Galician bagpipe) in her native Spain, she moved to New York to attain her Doctorate in collaborative piano and push her career in an entirely different direction. Pato daringly skirts the boundaries of jazz, classical and world music, and in her forthcoming album Latina, she and her band The Cristina Pato Quartet delve into the musical diaspora of latin music. In her own words: “it is a way to embrace my heritage through music exploring the connections between the country of origin of the word [Latina], Italy, and the countries that are nowadays considered Latino. Using the metaphor of one of the essential rhythms of traditional music: the 6/8, Latina is a musical journey that begins with the Italian Tarantella and travels through Spain and Latin American 6/8 rhythms like the Joropo or the colombian Llano; the peruvian Festejo or the Galician muiñeira.” Pato has also made a name for herself as a break-out member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. She often steals the show with her passionate, energetic performances on stages throughout the world and will be featured in Morgan Neville’s.

01. The Latina 6/8 Suite: Fandango: Prueba de Fuego
02. The Latina 6/8 Suite: Landó: María Landó
03. The Latina 6/8 Suite: Tanguillo: The High Seas
04. The Latina 6/8 Suite: Joropo-Festejo: Muiñeira de Chantada
05. The Latina 6/8 Suite: Currulao: Currulao de Crisis
06. The Latina 6/8 Suite: Tarantella-Muiñeira: Epilogue
07. Llegará, llegará, llegará
08. Let's Festa
09. Tarantella-Muiñeira (without narration)

Cristina Pato: gaita, piano, voice; 
Edward Pérez: double bass; 
Eric Doob: drums; 
Victor Prieto: accordion.

Cristina Pato, Davide Salvado, Anxo Pintos, Roberto Comesaña - Rústica (Spain 2015) @320

Four great personalities of the Galician music come together in a project called RÚSTICA, a very special album published FOL music and goes on sale on 10 February 2015. Rustica is the result of chance encounters, synchronicities, affinities and discoveries. It's a love letter to the great cultural heritage of Galicia, friendship and excitement. Old songs sung with deep feeling and a harmonious development that brings our days with a touch of magic elves and mysteries of old Gaita, accordion, hurdy-gurdy, tambourines and voice are the instruments which have been growing RÚSTICA songs a hidden treasure that now comes to light.

01. Meu Cabalo
02. Mens
03. Asubíasme de Lonxe
04. Erbecedo
05. Grao a Grao
06. Alalá Tristina
07. Ruada Macabra
08. Cardadores

Cristina Pato: gaita, voice
Davide Salvado: voice, percussions
Anxo Pintos: hurdy-gurdy
Roberto Comesaña: accordion

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Duo Absynthe - Duo Absynthe (2011 France) @320

Aurélien Claranbaux (Accordéon diatonique) et 
Sylvain Letourneau (Guitares)

01. Dave
02. Amazone
03. Kerleguer Vinca
04. Nina
05. La partida
06. Monster Cafe
07. Petekindjeswals Depardu
08. Mazurka a Clement
09. Albiztur
10. Arin arin
11. Evening glory
12. British Swing
13. Vieille chamelle

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Peatbog Faeries - Dust [2011 Scotland] @320

With their unique approach to the Scottish tradition, Peatbog Faeries play to audiences all over the world. This album takes them in a new direction and could be long time producer Calum McLean's finest hour. As McLean said himself "this album has been the best musical experience of my life".

New members have provided fresh impetus to the direction and creativity of the band: Fiddle player Peter Tickell brings a youthful enthusiasm. He has developed experimental techniques in the use of fiddle effects while remaining rooted in his tradition. Peter currently also plays in Sting's band. Drummer Stu Haikney brings a vast store of experience to the band and incorporates sampling into his live playing.

The band prioritised live takes as the starting point for the album bringing the sound closer to the thrill of their "on stage" performances. The band began the process, in their studio, in Orbost, Skye before doing final takes in the studios of Cumbernauld College. The band loved working with the students there and "handpicked" four of them to take part in the engineering process under the beady eye of Calum Mclean.

01. Calgary Capers  5:09
02. The Naughty Step  5:37
03. Dun Beag  6:15
04. Spiegel and Nongo  6:02
05. Passport Panic  6:09
06. Abhainn a' Nathair (River of Snakes)  5:11
07. Marx Terrace  6:30
08. Bunny for Breakfast  4:06
09. Ascent of Conival  4:45
10. Fishing at Orbost  6:39
11. Room 215  4:24

Peter Morrison: pipes; whistles
Peter Tickell: fiddle; effects
Graeme Stafford: keyboards
Stu Haikney: drums
Tom Salter: guitars
Innes Hutton: bass

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sons Libres - Danses du Soleil (2008 France) @320

Anne Guinot (accordéon chromatique, choeurs)
Adama Diop (chant, djembé, cajon, derbouka )

01. Salamalecs (valse à 5 temps, pour salutations interminables)
02. Ba benéene yoon - A Bientôt (valse à 3 temps)
03. Yaëlle / C'est bien gentil (chapelloise)
04. Pyjama rose (scottish de la petite qui danse)
05. Repères (bourrée 3 temps pour ne pas se perdre)
06. Neige (polska)
07. Mbëgel - Amour (hip hop)
08. Wëndeelu - Tourner (cercle circassien)*
09. Sokhna - L'Epouse (valse du mari perdu)
10. Histoire d'une valse bourrée (bourrée 3 temps)*
11. Beyna (berceuse pulaar)
12. Samay waajur - Mes parents (zouk)
13. Danse du soleil (scottish Dancehall)*
14. Barça wala Balsaq - L'Exil ou la Mort (interlude)
15. Mamadou (mazurka)
16. Gaal gaa ngi rëbbi - La Pirogue va pêcher (trad sénégalais)

Sophie Cavez & Baltazar Montanaro - Escales (2012 BEL) @320

01 - Coco Beloeil
02 - Les Tartes De Chaumont-Gistoux
03 - Aglaë
04 - Ninja Fornicka
05 - Mister The Bridge
06 - L'escale
07 - Porto Bis
08 - L'énigme Du Gingembre
09 - L'asticot De Choc
10 - Milena (Live In Boussu)

SOPHIE CAVEZ: accordéon diatonique

Friday, June 19, 2015

Väsen - Mindset (2013 Sweden) @VBR~240

Mindset reflects very much where the trio is musically at the moment. A set of original tunes with big variations. A band more tuned in to each other, more inventive and more skilled than ever before. 
Väsen is one of the best bands in the world, and once again, they've delivered.

1. Byxen, Fisen & Blåsen 
2. Hembrännarmarsch 
3. Polska for Tom Morrow 
4. Marsch i April 
5. Lilla Kulturbidragsvalsen 
6. Träbens-Jonke 
7. Magnus 
8. Fanny 
9. Johans Vals 
10. Hundlåten 
11. Spacekadetten 
12.Maja & Tobbes Brudvals 
13. Kludd'n 
14. Pilvi & Eskos Brudvals

Mikael MARIN: alto, violino grande 
Olov JOHANSSON: nyckelharpa, kontrabasharpa, oktavnyckelharpa 
Roger TALLROTH: 12 strings guitar, tenor guitar 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Phønix - Nu [2014 Denmark] @320

One more Yojik's contribution!

5 stars in Froots magazine:
“It's is six years since Phønix last made an album, so this latest, excellent one genuinely deserves that old cliché “long awaited”. And it doesn't disappoint.”

“Nu” contains a bouquet of Danish folk songs in new versions and arrangements, as well as a number of instrumental tracks composed by the band members. On the new album the well-known groovy Phønix sound (based on percussion, bass clarinet, accordion and vocals) has been refined with new elements like keys, synth, backing vocals.

01 Skrædderen og Soen (Trad/Phønix) 3.48 
02. Maria (Trad/Karen Mose) 5.04 
03. Rønnild (Trad/Karen Mose) 3.28 
04. Go' tid (Anja Præst/Jesper Vinther) 5.04 
05. Svineryggen (Trad/Karen Mose) 3.31 
06. Stolt Signild (Trad/Karen Mose) 3.53 
07. Nordlys Schottish (Anja Præst/Karen Mose) 3.38 
08. Hr. Peders Sørejse (Trad/Karen Mose) 5.23 
09. Sven N (Trad/Jesper Vinther) 3.39 
10. Den bortsolgte (Trad/Karen Mose/Jesper Vinther) 5.13 
11. Windros reflections (Jesper Vinther/Karen Mose) 4.41

Karen Mose: vokal og keys
Anja Præst: klarinet og basklarinet
Jesper Falch: percussion
Jesper Vinther: harmonika

Monday, June 8, 2015

Duo Bottasso - Crescendo (Italy 2014) @320

Piedmont born Simone (diatonic accordion) and Nicolò Bottasso (fiddle) are confident and conscious musicians, who deeply master the grammar of traditional styles. What’s more, they don’t stand still, for them tradition is not to be placed untouched in a museum. Simone and Nicolò Bottasso play contemporary folk music, whose geographical boundaries sometimes become blurred.

The Bottasso brothers, Nicolò on violin and Simone on diatonic accordion, play a show of world music with their own compositions and reinterpretations of folk songs. The Duo is always looking for a compromise between the delicacy on their instruments and the explosive energy that never fails to these two young musicians: all this combined with the complicity of this two brothers bound by the desire to keep evolving the tradition of their homeland.

In 2014 Duo Bottasso releases his first album Crescendo, featuring Elena Ledda, Mauro Palmas, Gilson Silveira and many others guests. Cresendo symbolizes both the music dynamics and a the story of two brother musicians firmly rooted in the dance music of the Occitan area in Italy, aiming at the adeventuring in the paths of new compositions and improvisation.The Duo played in many important festivals and works as directors and teachers for the orchestral project Folkestra&Folkoro.

1. Cosa faresti se non avessi paura? (S.Bottasso)
2. Diatofonia N.7 (S.Bottasso)
3. Reina (S.Bottasso / M.G.Ledda)
4. Monkerrina (S.Bottasso)
5. Bourrée (trad)
6. Receita de Samba / Scottish sfasà (J.do Bandolim / S.Peron)
7. The Rose of Raby / Incantata (D.Shepherd / N.Bottasso)
8. Crescendo (S.Bottasso)
9. Magicicada (S.Bottasso) 

Nicolò Bottasso: violin, viola, trumpet
Simone Bottasso: diatonic accordion, flute, baritone sax, electronics 

Elena Ledda: voice  
Jacopo Albini: tenor sax  
Filippo Ansaldi: alto sax  
Christian Thoma: english horn  
Mauro Palmas  
Umberto Fantini: violin  
Maurizio Redegoso: alto  
Manuel Zigante: cello  
Pietro Numico: keyboards  
Luca Curcio: double bass  
Gilson Silveira: percussion

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sophie Cavez & Baltazar Montanaro - Sophie Cavez & Baltazar Montanaro (Belgium 2010) @320

One more Yojik's courtesy :)

01 - Athina
02 - Gaspacho
03 - Poisson D'Avril
04 - Blanche
05 - Turbulences 2
06 - Moufflekes
07 - Torgnoles En Cinq
08 - Radio Poppy
09 - Makedonsko
10 - Ni Huy Ni Non
11 - Capsule

SOPHIE CAVEZ: accordéon diatonique

Accordzéâm - Accordzéâm Symphonique (France 2014) @320

One more Yojik's courtesy :)

In this new disc, Accordzéâm combines the classical universe and Neotrad: there is boldness in the arrangements, comedy Rating certain melodies hidden in their heart ... and all in the interpretation. Using as a thread Dvořák, Accordzéâm Symphony offers a musical journey between the new America, the "old continent" Europe and the Slavic people ... not to forget to slip a little "French touch" in the journey (after all, the group and the orchestra were recorded in Paris)!

01 - Adagio – Allegro molto, symphonie du nouveau monde et d'ailleurs
02 - Largo, symphonie du nouveau monde et d'ailleurs
03 - Scherzo  Molto vivace, symphonie du nouveau monde et d'ailleurs
04 - Allegro con fuoco, symphonie du nouveau monde et d'ailleurs
05 - Danse Slave n°8 op.46
06 - Valse Tatin
07 - Jerusalem Ridge
08 - Je serai toujours un musicien

Nathanaël Malnoury (Contrebasse, chant)
Jonathan Malnoury (Hautbois, guitare, ukulélé, flûte, mélodica, chant)
Franck Chenal (batterie, percussions)
Raphaël Maillet (violon, banjo, mandoline, chant)
Michaël Bideault (Accordéon diatonique, harmonica, chant)
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