Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Parasol - Voyage [1996 France] @VBR


Voyage ... "This CD represents a trip for me, a trip to the Land of Dreams, emotions and dance, and of course it starts with Cabanes et du Berry with its two bourrées, a waltz and a mazurka "Musette", two gavottes of water, of wind ... and of calm, a waltz "inevitably" German, an odd scottish "italo-parasolesque" obviously, three pieces of Catherine, a "Whisper", a polska "Swedish-classical" and an "alien" mazurka, a circle for the ball and a 5-stroke waltz that "chasse les nuages" to listen to three more "cachés" pieces of Parasol history. " 
Gérard Godon

01 - Gavotte des bords de Loire
02 - Revêuse (scottish impaire)
03 - Valse de Brème (valse 3 temps)
04 - Souffle dAnges (mazurka)
05 - Murmure
06 - Adèle (polska)
07 - Mazurka de l'ancien temps
08 - Chasse les nuages (valse 5 temps)
09 - Cercle des ronds (cercle circassien)
10 - Trois couleurs (valse 3 temps)
11 - Gavotte de Sancerre
12 - La dégagée (bourree 3 temps)
13 - Bourrée des grandes poteries
14 - Scottish Cajun
15 - Bourrée des grandes poteries... muette


Gérard Godon : Accordéon
Catherine Grimault : Violon

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Kings & Beggars - Gryphon (2018 Ukraine) @320


Ensemble plays European early and folk music, which was enjoyed by the noble people at the royal court and the simple people in the cities and villages – this where the name “Kings & Beggars” came out.

The gryphon, a legendary creature from ancient myths,not accidentally has become the symbol of our jubilee album. Just as a gryphon is a combination of a lion and an eagle, so our album contains music of different times and nations, ours and yours favorite songs and melodies. Enjoy this travel thru time and countries with us!


01. Al'entrada Del Temps Clar 03:14
02. Chansoneta Tedesca 04:04
03. Falalan 03:41
04. Salterello II 02:53
05. Pastime With Good Company 03:27
06. Vittrad (Garmarna cover) 02:17
07. Migla, Migla, Rasa, Rasa (Skyforger cover) 04:00
08. Totentanz 02:25
09. Ai Vis Lo Lop 04:21
10. Ecco La Primavera 02:04
11. Tourdion 03:37
12. Meie Din Liechter Schin 03:43
13. Mayenzeit One Neidt 03:21
14. Reihentanze 04:16
15. Kalenda Maya 03:30
16. Mirie It Is 02:51
17. Schiarazula Marazula 02:24


Anna Vasylchenko – medieval fiddle, recorders, litvinian shawm, vocals, galician gaita. 
Marta Hovdysh – hurdy-gurdy, recorders, vocals. 
Max Kerner – bouzouki, saz. 
Yevhen Grinevich – recorders, medieval shawm, vocals. 
Artur Temchenko – tambourins, tar, daf, medieval drum, darbuka, zills. 

Guest musician: Vera Brenner - vocals (12, 13), dudelsack (12).

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Бурдон (Burdon Folk Band) - Дівиця (Divytsia) (2013 Ukraine) @320

Burdon (“bour-don” - drone) is a folk band from Lviv, in the west of Ukraine. The young folk musicians formed the group in 2002 and have quickly developed their music-making to an impressive level and built up a rich repertoire of traditional tunes, rural ritual songs, old ballads and cheerful dances.
 
Burdon's repertoire is mostly based on traditional music from Ukraine, Hungary and Romania. Their music is based on age-old tunes in modern arrangements, which paint a vivid, dramatic world full of excitement, love, mystic and enchantment. Many of the songs are taken from the local tradition of unique ethnic groups who live around Ukrainian-Polish-Slovakian borders: Lemko, Boiko and Hutsul. Some are from other parts of mysterious Carpathian region, particularly from survived Hungarian minority Csángo living in Romanian region Moldva.
With all this multicultural mix Burdon creates its own unique sound with female vocals, fiddles, bouzouki, hurdy-gurdy, moraharpa, double bass and percussion. They played many festival concerts around Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Germany and Canada, where they have easily captured audiences. 

Tracklist:
1. Зозулечка (Ukrainian) (04:31)
2. Степанида (Central Ukrainian) (03:17)
3. Ramo druze moj/Sirba (Balkan) (05:51)
4. Мороз (West Ukrainian) (04:56)
5. Рудий (Ukrainian) (03:06)
6. Гуси (Ukrainian/Macedonian) (07:24)
7. Fato mori dusmanke (Macedonian) (04:01)
8. Maruntel (Romanian/Chango) (04:35)
9. Milo mou kokkino (Greek) (04:44)
10. Рано (Central Ukrainian) (03:58)
11. Дівиця (by Max Petrenko) (03:35)
12. Лужок (East Ukrainian) (05:48)

OLENA YEREMENKO – violin, vioara cu goarna, mandolin, moraharpa, vocal.
ROST TATOMYR – bouzouki, vocal, saz.
LUBKO MARIASH – drums, percussions, hurdy-gurdy, didgeridoo, jews harp.
OKSANA HRYNKO – vocal, accordion.
DANA BONCHUK – vocal, gardon.
MIKHAIL KACHALOV – fiddle.
IVAN OHAR – double bass.

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Various With Aly Bain & Jay Ungar - The Original Transatlantic Sessions (2009 Multinational) @320


Transatlantic Sessions is the collective title for a series of musical productions by Glasgow-based Pelicula Films Ltd, funded by- and produced for BBC Scotland, BBC Four and RTÉ of Ireland. The productions comprise collaborative live performances by various leading folk, bluegrass and country musicians from both sides of the North Atlantic, playing music from Scotland, Ireland, England and North America, who congregate under the musical direction of Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas to record and film a set of half-hour TV episodes. The Television director is Mike Alexander and the producer is Douglas Eadie.

In addition to the TV productions, public performances of the Transatlantic Sessions have been staged recently by some of the participating artists, receiving critical acclaim in the press and six series albums have been released in both CD and DVD format by Whirlie Records.

~Wikipedia~


CD1
01 - Aly Bain - Far From Home - Big John McNeil
02 - John Martin - May You Never
03 - Michelle Wright - Guitar Talk
04 - Jay Ungar - Goodbye Liza Jane
05 - Mary Black - Farewell Farewell
06 - Jay Ungar - Ashokan Farewell
07 - Kathy Mattea - Ready For The Storm
08 - Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Talk To Me Of Mendocina
09 - Iris Dement - Let The Mystery Be
10 - Davy Spillane - Daire's Dream
11 - Karen Matheson - Cana Nan Gaidheal
12 - Cathal McConnell - The Dark Woman Of The Glen
13 - Guy Clark - Dublin Blues
14 - Jay Ungar - You Low Down Dirty Dog
15 - Jerry Douglas - Uncle Sam - Rain On Olivia Town
16 - Dougie MacLean - Turning Away
17 - Mark O'Connor - Grey Eagle
18 - Michelle Wright, Iris Dement & Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh - Will The Circle Be Unbroken


CD2
01 - Aly Bain - Scotland
02 - Emmylou Harris - Wheels Of Love
03 - John Martyn - Don't Want To Know
04 - Mary Black - The Loving Time
05 - Molly Mason - The Lover's Waltz
06 - Dick Gaughan - Both Sides The Tweed
07 - Simon Thoumire, Jim Sutherland - Jim's Jig - Little Cascades - Fox In The Town
08 - Iris Dement - Sweet Is The Melody
09 - Karen Matheson - Iain Ghlinn Cuaich
10 - Guy Clark - Dark As A Dungeon
11 - Jay Ungar - Ronfleuse Gobeil
12 - Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Goin' Back To Harlan
13 - Kathy Mattea - I Will
14 - Mark O'Connor - Cat In The Bag
15 - Emmylou Harris - Green Rolling Hills
16 - Aly Bain - A Maiden's Prayer
17 - Kate & Anna, Rufus, Emmylou, Mary, Karen & Rod - Hard Times

CD3
01 - Jay Ungar & Aly Bain - Big Scioty
02 - Guy Clark - Black Diamond Strings
03 - Emmylou Harris - For No One
04 - John Martyn - Spencer The Rover
05 - Davy Spillane - Boulavogue - Mrs. McLeod
06 - Rod Paterson - Auld Lang Syne
07 - Michelle Wright - The Reason Why I'm Gone
08 - Russ Barenberg - Big Bug Shuffle
09 - Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Gentle Annie
10 - Savourna Stevenson - Mexican Monterey
11 - John Martyn - Big Muff
12 - Mary Black - By The Time It Gets Dark
13 - Iris Dement - Our Town
14 - Mark O'Connor - Jesse Polka
15 - Aly Bain & Jay Ungar - Macilmoyle
16 - Dougie MacLean - This Love Will Carry
17 - Martyn Bennett - MacCrimmon's Lament
18 - Dick Gaughan - Wild Mountain Thyme


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Talar - Talar (France / Bretagne 2005) @320

The five musicians sign a disc still rooted in the Breton tradition and impregnated with the musical touch which made 'le talar'. Their musics are acouctic, energetic and lively and at the same time they offer an incredible diversity of themes. Reflecting the creativity of the present Breton musical scene, that new opus gives more than his due to original compositions and new tunes.

Tracklist:
1. De 6 à 7 (Ridées) 5:52
2. Kerdelaïde (Suite plinn - Ton simpl) 3:02
3. Kerdelaïde (Suite plinn - Bal) 2:11
4. Kerdelaïde (Suite plinn - Ton doubl) 3:52
5. Le sourire du Léonard (Ronds de Landeda) 3:44
6. Ti Ken` (Ronds de St-Vincent) 4:33
7. Petits plaisirs (Valse) 5:04
8. Mad e soñj (Laridé) 3:24
9. Madame T (Mélodie) 2:21
10. 7 août 1845 (Hanter dro) 5:35
11. Oh oui! (Pilé menu) 3:38
12. Le Rocher à la Vache (Maraîchines) 2:49
13. Bugaleaj (Mélodie / marche) 2:18
14. Bahamas Mystery Tour (Tours / mélodie) 4:08

Gwénolé AYOUL : bombardon, oboe
Frédérik BOULEY : fiddle, viola, mandoline
Olivier CAILLON : sax, soprano, biniou, veuze;
Philippe JEGOU : guitar
Erwann TOBIE : accordion, octaver
Guests :
Fañch BADEAU : bass, double bass, accordion
Michel BONAMY : flute
Davis BOURDEAU : clarinet
Sylvain GIRAULT : vocal

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Bon Débarras - Bon Débarras (Canada 2009) @320


Dominic Desrochers : guitar, banjo, washboard, triangle, vocals
Jean-François Dumas : guitar, banjo, harmonica, foot percussion, snair, vocals
Luzio Altobelli : accordion, vocals

Tracklist:
1.Fille d'un avocat-Brandy calumet 06:29
2.Bosco Stomp/One-step de chameau 05:17
3.Reel Tao 05:48
4.La débrouille 03:20
5.Bouquet de toundra 03:54
6.La malmariée et son mari enseveli 05:10
7.Reel du Fjord 03:27
8.L'île ensorcelée 04:32
9.Le quêteux 03:53

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nightnoise - At The End Of The Evening (Ireland 1988) @320


A seamless blend of Celtic music, jazz, and classical chamber music has given Nightnoise their distinct sound. Nightnoise was initially conceived as a duo formed by Irish guitarist Mícháel Ó Domhnaill, formerly of Skara Brae and the Bothy Band, and classically trained American violinist Billy Oskay, shortly after Ó Domhnaill moved to Portland. The duo concept grew into a full ensemble when a demo tape by Oskay and Ó Domhnaill became the band's first album with the addition of clavinet player Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and flute player Brian Dunning. Mícháel's sister, Tríona had previously played with her brother in Skara Brae, the Bothy Band, and Relativity, a group they shared with Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham and his accordionist/keyboardist brother, Phil. Ireland-born Dunning had played classical and jazz flute before moving to traditional folk music with the group Puck Fair. When Oskay left the band after the release of their fourth album, Johnny Cunningham seemed a natural replacement. 
Cunningham's expressive fiddling provided an extra edge to the band's arrangements. When he elected to leave the group following the release of their album The White Horse Sessions in 1997, he was replaced by John Fitzpatrick. In the late '90s, Nightnoise relocated to Ireland, where they started appearing weekly on Irish television show Brid Live, broadcast by RT1 in Dublin. The group supplied instrumental accompaniment for Japanese vocalist Mimori Yusa's album Mimori Yusa Meets Irish Superstars. Windham Hill commemorated the work of the band in 2006 by releasing Pure Nightnoise, a best-of collection. 
~ Craig Harris


01 - Windell  3:47
02 - Of A Summer Morn  3:21
03 - Hugh  3:39
04 - Jaunting  3:35
05 - The Courtyard  2:48
06 - "Bring Me Back A Song."  4:50
07 - Snow On High Ground  3:43
08 - At The Races  3:06
09 - Forgotten Carnival  3:30
10 - The Cuillin Hills  2:47
11 - Her Kansas Sun  3:35
12 - End Of The Evening  5:06
13 - The Swan  3:17


Flute, Panpipes – Brian Dunning
Guitar, Keyboards, Whistle, Music By [Additional] – Mícheál Ó Domhnaill
Keyboards, Whistle, Accordion, Vocals – Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill
Violin, Viola, Keyboards, Engineer – Billy Oskay
Written-By – B. Oskay* (tracks: 1, 5, 11), B. Dunning* (tracks: 4, 9), M. Ó Domhnaill* (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 13), T. Ní Dhomhnaill (tracks: 3, 7, 8, 10. 12)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Garmarna - Vittrad (Sweden 1994) @320


"Our first full-length album, with all its demands on the material. This album opened a lot of doors, especially outside of Sweden, and received a lot of critical acclaim which really helped getting things going."


1. Straffad Moder & Dotter / Mother and Daughter Punished (5:03) 
2. Garmgny / Garm's Bark (3:33) 
3. Namndemans-Ola / Commissioner Ola (2:30) 
4. Kulleritova (0:53) 
5. Vittrad / Crumbling Away (4:00) 
6. Skallen / Cranium (3:11) 
7. Flusspolska / Tonsilitis Polska (1:11) 
8. Antiokia / Antioch (3:04) 
9. Liten Kersti / Little Kersti (5:22) 
10. Inte sörja vi... / We won't grieve... (2:53) 
11. Domschottis / Judgment Schottische (3:46) 
12. Den Bortsålda / Sold Away (4:23) 
13. Styvmodern / Stepmother (2:50) 
14. Klevabergselden / Kleveberg's Fire (4:55) 

- Stefan Brisland-Ferner / violins, viola, hurdy-gurdy, bowed harp, Jew's harps, background vocals & rhythm
- Emma Härdelin / lead vocals, violin & flute
- Jens Hoglin / drums and percussion
- Gotte Ringqvist / lute, violin, bowed harp, Jew's harps, background vocals & rhythm
- Rickard Westman / bouzouki & guitars
Guest artists:
- Hans Lebanzski & Nicklas Holmgren / sampling & rhythm
- Elina Nordvall-Meijer / vocals
- Jorgen Fahlberg / additional guitars

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