Saturday, July 30, 2011

Irolt - Spylman (1983 Netherlands) @320


Irolt was a Frisian band started in 1975 with Frisian texts on folk -like music. From the beginning, Nanne Kalma (guitars, banjo, mandolin, autoharp and vocals), the driving force. He also composed the music.
In the first occupation played - besides Kalma - Geppy Haarsma (accordion), Hans Kerkhoven (guitars), George Cutter (drums and percussion), Inez Timmer (vocals) and Aart Kuyt (singing) along. Sometimes also played with Peter Cook.
The first album by the folk group, The Sege of texts by Gudrun Sybe Krol, Tulip and Recognize Wijnalda January, immediately received national attention.
From 1980, Sijtse Wagenmakers (accordion) and Jan Ottevanger (bass, guitar and tuba) in the party.
Inez Timmer stopped in 1983 as vocalist with the legendary folk group. Subsequently Ankie van der Meer took this task.
In 1984 the LP Irolt Doarmje with GetOn set texts by the Frisian poet Berber van der Geest.
Irolt received much national recognition and also performed at folk festivals in England.
The group stopped in 1987.
Nanne Kalma and Ankie Both van der Meer subsequently formed a duo and also play Kat yn ' t Seil. Kalis plays in graveyards and in order Ottevanger ' e Noard.


01. De Spylman Yn'E Tram        
02. De Jierringen        
03. Hospes Tryn        
04. Sy Hawwe De Macht        
05. Nij Liet Op 'E Grouster Merke        
06. Hoe'T De Ienhoarn Fan'E Wrâld Ferdwûn        
07. Jabik Ingberts        
08. Daging        
09. Marij        
10. Wa Sit Der Foar It Rut        
11. Anne En Ymkje        
12. De Wurkdei Sit Der Op        
13. Marij Op 'E Mark        
14. Utspraak        
15. Poffe En Blaze        


Sytze Wagenmakers: Accordion
Gjalt Bosma: Banjo
Jan Ottevanger: Bass, Tuba
Syb Erich: Drums [Lytse Tromme], Washboard, Hihat
Wybe Postma: Guitar
Nanne Kalma: Guitar, Trombone, Violin
Inez Timmer: Vocals, Recorder
Ankie van der Meer: Whistle, Bodhrán

Written-By:
Berber van der Geest (track 4), Fedde Schurer (tracks: 1, 3), Inez Timmer (tracks: 7 to 15), Joast Hiddes Halbertsma (tracks: 5), Nanne Kalma, Pyt Jon Sikkema (tracks: 2, 6).
Laura Tietjens: Design, Illustration

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Twalseree - Balswaree (1999 Belgium) @320


First posted by Yojik

A subtle blend of traditional and original compositions, TAWALSEREE already a part of the largest traditional Flemish renewal as we like to you to discover.
With TAWLSEREE, music and dance must be understood as a source to which they feed to create, perform music of today.
Their repertoire combines research, practical and creative for the immediate pleasure of the dancer, the viewer, listener.

This album could have been taken is also 20 years ago - it offers unspectacular natural Flemish folk music, without possessing many influences from the traditions of other countries. More often I listen to this disc, the better I like it, the ease of arranging beautiful melodies and songs of the CD are a lot of atmosphere. The quartet plays including hurdy gurdy, guitar, harmonica, shawm, dulcimer, bagpipes, violin and flute, all four also sing well - in Flemish.
The songs (songs and tunes ) are written to a considerable proportion of Twalseree 's Jeremy Vervoort, and there are also some traditional and contemporary pieces.

The CD stands out due to their simplicity and honesty - this is hand-made music that offers an evening with a bottle of wine is the perfect atmosphere.


01. Alverdans en Ridee
02. Scheep gaan
03. De Langenreep
04. De Zee
05. Mazurka Trois Monts
06. Taxandria
07. Bacchus
08. Andro Babette
09. Uit de Schaduw
10. Den Luyaert
11. Hanen en Hennen
12. Schotense Scottisch


Jeremy Vervoort: zang, gitaar, bodhran, schalmei, strijkpsalter, dulcimer, draailier, blazeveer, trommel, lepels
Werner Alix: zang, klarinet, doedelzak, draailier, kromhoorn, schalmei
Ingrid Van Delden: zang, diatonische trekharmonica's, blokfluit, trommel
Fries Lefevere: zang, viool ,vedel

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bukkene Bruse - Steinstolen (The Stone Chair) (1998 Norway) @320


Four respected Norwegian musicians are featured in this band: Annbjørg Lien is a well-known young fiddler (on Hardanger Fiddle, Nyckelharpe and 'normal' fiddle), Arve Moen Bergset is known for his enchanting singing style, but also plays Hardanger and 'normal' fiddle; Steinar Ofsdal has a reputation as a flautist; and finally Keyboarder Bjørn Ole Rasch. Bukkene Bruse features on the one hand tunes mostly based on typical Norwegian fiddle music, but arranged in a up-to-date way. On the other hand there are the songs that often reflect echos of far away times; the young singer Arve has a beautiful voice with a classical singing style. Combined with flute and keyboards, this style gives the songs their very own, special and magic feeling. The keybords are always well integrated, and do not sound too heavy or discordant for accompanying the traditional pieces.
The material is partly traditional, partly self composed; and you cannot really feel which ones are traditonal and which ones not. All in all it is a fitting ensemble; just the first number sounds quite different than the rest; it is more modern arranged but anyway it is also great stuff.
The peaceful Nordic beauty, with the confounded and innovative Norwegian melodies, displayed on this album is exactly the right thing to listen to at home on cold winter evenigs.


01 - Numedalshalling (Halling From Numedal)
02 - Min Gut (My Boy)
03 - Steinstolen (The Stone Chair)
04 - Springar i dur (Springar In A Major Key)
05 - Folketone fra Sunnmøre (Folk Tune From Sunnmøre)
06 - Runarvisa (Song Of The Runes)
07 - Ein annan halling (Another Halling)
08 - Maria, hun er en Jomfru reen (Virgin Mary)
09 - Margrete
10 - Kjellstadhallingen (The Kjellstad Halling)
11 - Løvehjerte (Lionheart)
12 - Stev
13 - Kjetil
14 - Bruremarsj fra Østerdalen (Wedding March From Osterdalen)
15 - Norafjølls (The Northern Fjords)
16 - Olav Høljesen
17 - Bendik og Arolilja
18 - Fenta (Gypsy Woman)
19 - Til Sætersdal
20 - Nåvårsetermarsjen
21 - Fanitullen (The Devils Tune)

Annbjørg Lien: fiddle
Arve Moen Bergset: fiddle & vocals
Steinar Ofsdal: flute
Bjørn Ole Rasch: Keyboards

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