Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Boréale - Ébène (France 2015) @320

Three musicians with open ears
multi-instrumentalists alerts
that have to heart and keep in mind
offer the ball of smiles and tears, sweat and party...

Has the image of the North pole which merges at its point the meridians of the continents, Boreal kingdom to its axis of musical composition for the dance folk, pulls the strings multiple dances of the World and music of the Earth.

So let's dance waltzes to 5 and 11 times, kost ar it hoat and rond de St Vincent, scottish, circle and mazurka, rondeau, bourrée 3 temps...

But the hume is just as much blues of mali and argentine tango, and trills to Bulgarian and forro nordestin, nervousness flamenco and calypso chaloupé, hip-hop, funky and ska showman...
(google-translate from french, sorry)

1. La Terrona 02:39
2. Persistance reptilienne 05:32
3. Sans le soupir / Avec le sourire 04:40
4. Ze Daninho / Pachamama 04:56
5. Ora Cero 06:02
6. Parités en aparté 03:02
7. Le murmure des lamentations / Alliage à l'amiable 06:53
8. Mama Tierra et le vortex portable 06:50
9. Harlem / Mélanine / Presqu'elle 06:18
10. Poulpe Fiction 05:55
11. Zirkon 04:38

Léo Danais: basses électriques, percussions.
Rémy Tatard : accordéon chromatique, cistre, cetera.
Boris Trouplin : cornemuses (veuze, 16 et 20 pouces), flûtes à bec, steel drum.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jacky Molard, Patrick Molard & Jacques Pellen - Triptyque [1993 France] @224

The maturity of the breath, the strings and the reeds, for a freedom of improvisation between the land of Brittany and the Celtic world, by a trio of reference.

01 - Chypre
02 - E Kergonan
03 - Port Na B-Puchai - Galicia
04 - Jim Hoy
05 - Triptyque
06 - Marcha processoional
07 - It should have happen a long time ago
08 - An Hañv
09 - Just around the Window
10 - Lament for the Viscount of Dundee

Jacky Molard: Violin, Guitar [Small], Mandolin, Guitar Synthesizer
Patrick Molard: Flute, Bagpipes [Biniou Kozh], Bagpipes [Scottish], Bagpipes [Bulgarian Gaïda]
Jacques Pellen: Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lyradanz - Un Giorno in Ballo [2015 Italy] @320

Thanks Waters for this great contribution!

LyraDanz is a musical project composed of three experienced musicians, members of well-known bands in the Folk music scene both in Italy and abroad.
Since the beginning the main purpose of LyraDanz was to introduce unconventional musical instruments such as the bowed psaltery and the Celtic harp with the aim of experimenting new and unusual sonorities in the Neo-trad genre, usually dominated by bellows-driven instruments. The group first performed on the open stages of the French Festivals “Boulegan à l’Ostal” (April 2013) and “Rencontres Internationales de Luthiers et Maîtres Sonneurs” (July 2013) immediately fascinating the public for the elegance and the freshness of the music proposal. Other concerts for several Italian balfolk associations have followed. LyraDanz gave unofficial concerts also in the important Festivals of Vialfré and Gennetines in Summer 2015, attracting new listeners and followers.
In 2016 LyraDanz has received positive reviews and enthusiastic feedback in the European folk scene by performing mainly in Belgium and in the Netherlands (Valentijnsboombal, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Geldermalsen, Utrecht, Bornem…), but also in France and Switzerland - and in Italy at the Gran Bal Trad in Vialfré, Isola Folk Festival in Suisio, Zingaria Folk Festival in Bari and Reno Folk Festival in Bologna.
For 2017 concerts are already scheduled in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. At first the group has tested a range of instrumental possibilities through a repertoire of traditional French, Breton and Italian folk dances, afterwards has developed its own peculiar style through original compositions, collected in the album “Un giorno in ballo” (A dancing Day) - a sort of concept album with 12 tracks which mark each hour of the folk dancer’s everyday life - released in October 2015 and distributed by RoxRecords.
What’s more, with great pride, some of the tracks of the CD “Un giorno in ballo” have already entered the Italian balfolk chart ….
- LyraDanz site -

01 - Croissant Bourrée (Bourrée à deux temps)
02 - Dramma allo specchio (Scottish)
03 - Dans le train (Mazurka)
04 - Men at work (Ton simple. Gavotte des montagnes)
05 - Ticket Restaurant (Chapelloise)
06 - Méditation (Valse à 8 temps)
07 - Tavola Rotonda Conversations (Bourrée en cercle)
08 - Daydreamer (Mazurka)
09 - Un salto nel vuoto - Descarbuglies (Cercle Circassien)
10 - Sur le chemin du retour (Valse)
11 - Apértivo cubano (Scottish - Portughese)
12 - Rondeau dei marinai (Rondeau en couple)

Adriano Sangineto: Celtic Harp with nylon and metal strings, Bass Clarinet, Voice
Caterina Sangineto: Bowed Psaltery, Flute, Recorder, Voice, Bodhran, Celtic Harp.
Jacopo Ventura: Acoustic and Classical Guitar, Charango, Voice

Buy it HERE.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Duo Massarelli - Musique en Vogue (2013 Italy) @192

This album was kindly offered for download by the artist!

Musique en Vogue contains about 60 minutes of Bal-Folk music, played (and partly composed) by us, the Apulian cousins Carlo and Tommaso Massarelli, who are the musicians of southern Italy (Pizzica pizzca Salentina in primis). 
This work is therefore a brave attempt to explore a different, distant, fascinating music culture that has infected us since the first contact. However, the influences of southern musicality remain evident and can be seen from the use of particular instruments (friscaletto, ciaramella, tamburello), styles, 
techniques and an indispensable spirit of musical contamination.
Duo Massarelli

01 - Mimà (Valse à 5 temps)
02 - Circolo di Famiglia (Cercle Circassien)
03 - Valses pour Sylvie (Valse à 3 temps)
04 - Suite de Bourrées (Bourrée à 3 temps)
05 - Malazurka (Mazurka)
06 - Riso, patate e Polka! (Polka, Polka piquée)
07 - Resistencia (Rondeau)
08 - Escoticha Pizzicata (Scottish)
09 - Suite de Mazurkas (Mazurka)

Tommaso Massarelli: Organetto, Voice
Carlo Massarelli: Organetto, Friscaletti, Whistle, Ciaramella, French Musette, Clarinet, Voice
Fabrizio Filippelli: Classical and Acoustic Guitar
Simone Lombardo: Ghironda, Boha, Fifre
Luca Rampinini: Sax soprano
Andrea Beltramone: Cajon
French Dipierro: Voice
Giuseppe "Pepperino" Lion: Modern tambourine

If you want to help the artist, you can buy the album HERE

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ciac Boum - Volume 1 (2010 France) @320

This trio, composed of three "road" offers Bal Country music essentially Poitevine (Central West France) and compositions.
They send round before two, not summer, waltzes, and other maraîchines limousines dances ... as if their life depended on it! ... While respecting the spirit of the dance they wear fingertip. And if sometimes a fresh perspective and joyful freedom flies over the floor, is that the old melodies impel them to eternal youth perfume.
Ciac Boum has a solid reputation among dancers in France and Europe, both its singular music exudes cheerfulness, energy and celebration. So, dancers, brace yourselves! We know how it starts, but after...?

1 - Polkas
2 - Demi rond "Les filles de La Rochelle"
3 - Suite d'avant-deux
4 - Scottish des batteries
5 - Pas d'été solo
6 - Maraîchines
7 - Pas d'été à 4
8 - Mazurka à tonton Paul
9 - Avant-deux à Coutant
10 - Marchoise "Allez les filles"
11 - Suite de scottish de Noël
12 - Bransle de l'épine
13 - Bal limousine
14 - Ronde d'avant-deux
15 - La java des dimanches

Christian PACHER : violin, diatonic accordion , vocal
Julien PADOVANI : chromatic accordion , vocal
Paul BOUFFET : guitar, "ciac-boum", vocal

Monday, September 4, 2017

Stary Olsa - Bip (Vir) (2001 Belarus) @320

Rare instruments, mediaeval reels, numinous impromptus, instrumental ancientry, club recordings, and a disco-version.
In this music, there is a devout obeisance to history and limitless troth to avital instruments, among which the most unearthly Belarusian instrument bagpipe is set on the highest pedestal.

01 - Анёл
02 - Замова
03 - Бранль
04 - Рэчанька
05 - Пагоня
06 - Trotto
07 - Вір
08 - Выправа
09 - Codex
10 - Зімовы лес
11 - Дуда
12 - Акарына
13 - Гуслі
14 - Свірэль
15 - Пена піва
16 - Падыспань
17 - Нямон
18 - Вальс
19 - Танцы
20 - Руевіт
21 - Руевіт (DJ Anton Mix)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Stary Olsa - Kelih Kola (Loving Cup) (2001 Belarus) @320

«Stary Olsa is a band of mediaeval Belarusan music. It was founded in 1999 by its present leader Zmicier Sasnouski and now consists of 5 musicians. It takes its name from a brook in the west part of Mahilou Region (Belarus). The band’s repertoire includes Belarusan folk balladry and martial songs, Belarusan national dances, works of Belarusan Renaissance composers, compositions from Belarusan aulic music collections (e.g. Polacak Notebook, Vilnian Notebook), Belarusan canticles of the 16th – early 17th centuries, as well as European popular melodies of the Middle Ages and Renascence. Stary Olsa cooperates with many knightly clubs from Belarus and Europe, museums and research centres, masters of early instruments, bands of folk, aulic, sacred and city avital music, as well as with solo
performers using old instruments.

The band’s music makes it possible to restore sounding of many forgotten instruments. Stary Olsa uses for its performances maximally exact (in appearance, technology and materials) copies of the age-old Belarusan instruments such as duda (bagpipe), lira (lyre), husli (psaltery), svirel (pipe), drymba (jew’s-harp), akaryna (ocarina), surma (trumpet), bierascianaja truba (birch bark trumpet), hudok (rebec) and baraban drums). The purpose is to reconstruct completely (whenever possible) the musical traditions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania where Belarus was the basic cultural and geopolitic part in the 13th-18th centuries, and where there was a unique synthesis of Belarusan folk and aulic music with the European musical achievements of that time. In order to revive this cultural feature the band’s members mix early Belarusan instruments’ sounding with the all-European mediaeval instruments such as lutnia (lute), flejta (flute), mandalina (mandolin), arabski baraban (Arabian drum).» 
(Stary Olsa)

01 - Bewitchment
02 - Ballad
03 - Shallop
04 - Epulation
05 - Threnode
06 - Plying the Seas (Belarusian folk song)
07 - Dances
08 - Plenilune
09 - Rose (Belarusian folk song)
10 - Vajtouna (Belarusian folk song)
11 - Hoarfrost
12 - Warfare
13 - Loving Cup (Belarusian folk song)
14 - Legend
15 - Town Gates
16 - There, Over The Hill

Zmicier Sasnousk - bagpipe E, bagpipe G, psaltery, wheel lyre, birch bark pipe, zhaleyka, flute, reed pipe, vargan, guitar
V. Saltsevich - drums, tambourine; A. Kaltunou - vocals
D. Gamzjuk - guitar (on tracks 11 and 15)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cuarteto Caramuxo - Arrieiros somos (Galicia / Spain 2015) @320

Another great work of galician musicians. 

01. A min
02. Na vendima
03. Alalá do val
04. Apertura
05. Muiñeira nova con retranca
06. Mazurka de Laroá
07. Equerquellequer
08. O crime
09. Arrieiros somos
10. Punto, volta e revolta

Patricia Cela: percusión
Marcos Padrón: acordeón
Felipe Agell: clarinetes requinto e soprano
Xoan Carlos Vázquez: clarinete soprano
Oscar Prieto: clarinete soprano e baixo
Fernando Abreu: clarinete soprano, baixo e contrabaixo

Left Blank's Compil Folk 23

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aligot Elements - Le Signal Du Luguet (France 2003) @320

Among modern music, that of Aligot Elements itself as a directory cocktail from the soil of the mountains of Auvergne and the center of France, original grooves and acoustic compositions as well as "hat exits" as so many reflections of these sources sent through their imagination on their instruments ...
Aligot Elements surprises every piece of seeing, playing swing between melodies and songs rooted and colors, sounds located in the most current "universal" (Funk, Rock, Jazz ...). From the wild energy of volcanoes at the nonchalant swing ballads, the sextet Aligot Elements takes the listener ears and feet awakened in a seeded passion and discovery route.

01 - Zarbi des burons
02 - L'eau de roche
03 - Pleine lune
04 - Mema lo matin
05 - Orgues et trompettes
06 - Mazurka
07 - Filer sous le vent
08 - La grand bête
09 - Vers mon étoile
10 - Sur la Dordogne
11 - Le signal du Luguet
12 - Remix
13 - Bonus track

François BREUGNOT : violons, sax soprano, chant
Jean-Paul FAURIE : contrebasse
Philippe FAURIE : guitares, chant
Richard HÉRY : batterie, percussions, clarinette basse
Sylvie MATHÉ : vielle, chant
Fabrice PLANCHAT : violon alto, accordéon diatonique, cornemuses
Didier LAMAZE : sax ténor et alto, clarinette

Albums removed

All of Magpie Lane's albums were removed
by artist's request.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ronan Le Bars, Nicolas Quemener - Bimis Ag Ol (Brittany 1997) [256m4a]

Ronan Le Bars, born April 20, 1968 in Guingamp, Côtes-d'Armor, is a French musician of Breton culture, renowned for his virtuosity in uilleann pipes, bagpipes and low whistles.

He participated in major Breton formations such as The Celtic Heritage, The Celtic Social Club, An Tour-Tan, Celtictals, Celtic Procession. He works with the greatest Breton artists, Alan Stivell, Dan Ar Braz, Red Cardell, Gilles Servat, Gabriel Yacoub, Soig Siberil, Didier Squiban, Manu Lann-Huel, Jacques Pellen and the Boclé brothers. He is also present on the albums of Deep Forest, Johnny Hallyday, Claude Nougaro, Renaud, Yann Tiersen, Stephan Eicher, Michel Polnareff...

Nicolas Quemener , born in August 1964 in Beaufort-en-Vallée ( Maine-et-Loire ), is a French musician, recognized guitarist in Celtic music , playing in open agreement . Guitarist soloist, he also has the talent of creativity and accompaniment. He has accompanied the great Breton artists ( Gilles Servat , Dan Ar Braz within the Celtic Heritage , Ronan Le Bars ) and participated in Celtic music groups such as Arcady , Skeduz , Kornog , Orion , Hudel, Pennoù Skoulm . He played on stage with Jackie Daly & Johann Mc Donagh , Donal Lunny , Martin O'Connor , Ronny Drew , and several Irish singers like Frances Black , Niamh Parsons and Rita Connolly .

He lived his childhood in the region of Angers and spent his holidays in Brittany, his father being a native of Camaret. Between the ages of 13 and 16, he studied percussion at the National Music Conservatory of Angers for four years. He listens to Bothy Band and meets Breton and Irish musicians when he visits the Korn-Er-Pont tavern in Guern, which makes him want to play. At the age of 18, a friend offers him a guitar.

Guitarist, flutist and Breton singer, he lived from 1989 to 1992 in Ireland, which enabled him to enrich his musical culture. Playing in the pubs of Galway, he meets the musicians with whom he will form the group Arcady with Connor Keane and Johnny "Ringo" Mc Donagh. In 1990, he began the adventure Arcady, a group with which he made 8 tours in the United States and elsewhere (Western Europe, Canada, Great Britain and Scotland, Scandinavia, Near East, Asia, Japan ...).

Back in Brittany in 1993, Yvon Lefevre proposes to him to found the group of Breton music Skeduz. The group stops in 2001 but goes back on stage from 2007. In 1994, he left Arcady to join the Orion group, replacing the guitarist Soïg Sibéril. In 1995, he became a member of the international Celtic Legacy (50 musicians on stage, including Dan Ar Braz, Capercaillie and Donal Lunny ).

Since 1996, he plays duo with the uillean piper Ronan Le Bars and accompanies the singer Gilles Servat. He also plays with the Kornog , Pennoù Skoulm, Hudel, in duo with accordeonist Audrey Le Jossec or trio with Laurent Papin on saxophone. In 2007 he is the godfather of Celtic Night IV in Caussade. In 2010 he released the album Faoi Blàth with the flutist Ciaran Somers and the violinist Dave Sheridan, two musicians from Carlow County, south of Dublin.

13 tracks recorded in Prat in February 1997 under the artistic direction of Didier Squiban

1. The Leitrim Letter / The Twelves Pins / Jim Donoghue's (reels) 4:09
2. Policeman's Holiday / The Big John Jig (Jigs) 3:01
3. Gloomy Winter Noo Awa (Song) 3:44
4. Kerry Slides (Slides) 3:20
5. Crowley's / McFarley's / The Leitrim Trush (reels) 2:56
6. Thomond Bridge Hornpipe / The Star of the East (hornpipes) 3:58
7. Dark Island (air) 4:11
8. Tim Moloney / Doherty's / The Phoenix Reel (reels) 3:38
9. Bimis Ag Ol / Eddy Kelly's / The Geese in the Bog (jigs) 4:37
10. Solo Uillean Pipe (slow air) 4:38
11. Liverpool Hornpipe / The Friendly Visit (hornpipes) 2:45
12. Jackie's Tune (Song) 3:05
13. The Red Crow / In Memory of Coleman (reels) 3:31

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Trio Loubelya - Sogni d'oro (France 2013) @320

(Neo -) trad-jazz-music-of-the-world. This would be a proposal if one were to classify the music of this trio.

Fit labels, neologisms barbarians, who tend to compartmentalize the music, the trio Loubelya, him, took the party to live it fully.
This album is like them: both intimate and eloquent, virtuosic and popular. Moving. Just as the complicity that is created between its members, balls in balls on the roads of Europe. Mazurkas, packed, or circles circassians are outlined, with the background, the bucolic charm of the parks of Lisbon, the landscapes of the South of Italy , the magic of Venice ,the strength of the volcanoes of the Azores or the heat of the coffee shops of Arnaud Bernard in Toulouse.
The breath fumed out of the accordion comes shelter a playground where clarinet and saxophone, sometimes subtle, sometimes playful, defying the round depth of the bass.

Three strong personalities, for sure, Mary Constant, Florent Lalet and Rolland Martinez, who here are based up to form a fourth: the Trio Loubelya.
Loubelya, it means living.

The trio Loubelya it is a harmonious cocktail of original compositions, a touch of emotion, a zest of humour, and a nice complicity for a ball "trad'current" forceful and intimate, combining with finesse the subtle breath of the accordion, the timbre intoxicating, the saxophone, the clarinet delusional and the deep, immersive bass.

1. Gavotte d'Alzen (Gavotte... d'Alzen !)  5:37
2. le Rondeau d'Indron (Rondeau)  4:24
3. Mouchti (Mazurka)  6:47
4. Viccirclette - Love-Love pigeons (Cercles Circassiens)  3:44
5. Piclune (Valse à 5 temps)  5:59
6. Complètement bourrée / Beaucoup trop sobre (Bourrée à 3 temps)  4:07
7. Mazurkamille (Mazurka)  6:16
8. Euforriz (Scottish)  4:28
9. Jeanne (Valse)  6:51
10. Lollypop - Churchill Company (Bourrées 2 temps)  5:12
11. Valzer di Sant'Angelo (Valse à 8 temps) + Vieille Chamelle (Mazurka)  10:48

Camille Passeri: trompette
Rolland Martinez: clarinette, contrebasse
Marie Constant: accordéon diatonique

Bastien Mercier: Violoncelle
Vincent Cazanave-Pin: violons et alto
Florent Lalet: saxophone
Jairo Rodrigues: percussion

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bifólc - Bal Fólc (Italy 2012) @320

A pair of musicians attracted by traditional popular culture and by a glass or two of good red wine, all the better if in an old fashioned pub around a table with good friends, playing music and telling tales...
In december 2006 Stefano Guagnini and Gianluca Cavallotto become Bifòlc.
Their repertoire? A beautiful mixture of music and songs that invite dancing and listening alike. These are from regions such as Piedmont, the Occitan regions of both France and Italy( Italian Occitan valleys, Quercy, Auvergne, Gascoigne) and all the way to Poitou, Vandée and Brittany.
In other words, all the necessary ingredients for a “bal fòlc”, a street party or more simply

    ...a cellar drinking session !

A collection of songs, dances and traditional melodies from South Western france.
Stefano Guagnini: Violino, Boha, Musette 16 pouces, voce
Gianluca Cavallotto: Organetto, Tambourin, Voce

1. La nostra arca (Branle de la La Vallée d'Ossau)
2. Seguida de Borreias (suite Bourrées Planières)
3. De tonneibs a marmande (Branle de l`Haut-Agenais)
4. Congos
5. Lou mes mai (Rond du Quercy)
6. Branle en couple (Vallée d'Ossau)
7. Escotish
8. Seguida de Borreias (suite Bourrées d`Auvergne)
9. Rondeu de samatan (suite Suite Rondeaux du Savès)
10. Chansons de nau (suite Rondeaux des Landes)
11. Un berger se proumenabo (Branle de la La Vallée d'Ossau)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Steeleye Span - Wintersmith Deluxe Edition 2 CDs (England 2013-2014) @320

Steeleye Span’s latest offering is a collaboration with none other than Terry Pratchett, best known for his the Discworld series of novels. Terry is a self-declared Spanner and has been since his adolescence: “my mate Dave put me between two huge speakers and turned everything up to eleven. He played Boys of Bedlam until the chimney wobbled”. He’s been hooked ever since. Steeleye Span also played at Terry’s sixtieth birthday, it was after hearing that Maddy was a fan of his work that he proposed a collaboration to weave in some words of his own into their songs. The result is Wintersmith an album that is already topping the Amazon English folk album charts!

Wintersmith is a concept album based on Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series so those of you that have read the novels will be familiar with the 13 years old Tiffany who in Wintersmith joins in the secret dark morris, the morris dance performed wearing black clothes and octiron bells that welcomes in the winter. She ends up coming face to face with the very face of winter himself. You can’t miss the cover which features Dark Morris on a backdrop of winter woods, the perfect eye-catching image for the tales of ancient rituals and secret folk dances that lie within.

Although the album can still be enjoyed without having read the novels, those that have will form an instant association with the songs. This comes as a bonus as you’ll understand the significance of songs through characters such as The Summer Lady with whom Tiffany shares some powers.

This is folk rock and in places, especially in the opening it is with a capital ‘R’. A quick grab for the sleeve notes reveals that production was handed to Chris Tsangarides who has names such as Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Gary Moore under his belt…well, if you’re going to rock you may as well do it right.

Before you run for the hills there are folkier offerings such as ‘You‘ which features the Northumbrian Pipes of guest musician Kathryn Tickell. Band of Teachers also hikes up the folk offering still more with the help of Maddy’s fine vocals, lovely harmonies, a catchy rhythm and Peter Knight’s fine dancing fiddle solo. Besides Kathryn other guests feature including John Spiers on Melodeon and of course Terry Pratchett on vocals whose spoken words on ‘The Good Witch‘ will bring a smile to the face of many Pratchett fans as he talks of the loneliness and hard work involved in being a witch.

The album, despite the dark elements also has lighter moments which will be more obvious to those that know the characters such as the Nac Mac Feegle who are best described as Glaswegian fairy folk who like to drink and fight.

As a concept album it has that feel of being made for a stage production and I’m not suggesting it will become one but with sixteen tracks on offer it must have crossed peoples minds! Spanners will be pleased with the album and Pratchett fans will also be heading for it in droves. There will no doubt be some crossover along the way with CDs and novels exchanging hands…a perfectly matched offering!

Original CD
01 - Ouverture: Ancient Eyes & The Dark Morris Tune (2.10)
02 - The Dark Morris Song (4.01)
03 - Wintersmith (4.38)
04 - You (3.24)
05 - The Good Witch (3.50)
06 - Band of Teachers (3.46)
07 - The Wee Free Men (2.18)
08 - Hiver (3.25)
09 - Fire & Ice (5.14)
10 - The Making of a Man (4.04)
11 - Crown of Ice (4.05)
12 - First Dance (4.44)
13 - The Dark Morris Tune (5.30)
14 - The Summer Lady (3.54)
15 - Ancient Eyes (4.38)
16 - We Shall Wear Midnight (4.09)

Deluxe Edition Bonus CD
01 - To Be Human (4.11)
02 - Be Careful What You Wish For (5.48)
03 - Granny Aching (2.33)
04 - Just One Heart (4.25)
Live Recordings from the 2013 Wintersmith Tour
05 - You (2.44)
06 - Ancient Eyes (3.26)
07 - The Dark Morris Tune (3.04)
08 - The Dark Morris Song (4.12)
09 - The Making of a Man (3.59)
10 - Crown of Ice (4.19)
11 - Summer Lady (4.12)
12 - We Shall Wear Midnight (4.24)
13 - Ancient Eyes (3.12)
14 - The Wee Free Men (2.23)

Maddy Prior: vocals
Peter Knight: violin, keyboard, vocals
Rick Kemp: bass, vocals
Liam Genockey: drums, percussion
Julian Littman: electric guitars, vocals
Pete Zorn: acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals, saxophone
Terry Pratchett: Voice
Kathryn Tickell: Noerthumbrian Pipes
Bob Johnson: Vocals
John Spiers: Melodeon

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Free Group Promotion

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Spontus - Spontus (2010 France) @320

This 4th album extends the approach undertaken in the previous one: music to listen to while dancing, or music to dance that is listening! A music that often flies to new sounds but always lands in a fest-noz when the violin and the kan and diskan guitar, or the accordion and the double bass play with the bombard and the biniou. In this disc, Spontus reveals a very personal universe, a universe impregnated by the quest for style, with very pronounced references, a universe also born of a complicity created by these years of common life ...

01 - Wanig
02 - Indécis'8
03 - An dro
04 - Gavotte tamm kentañ
05 - Gavotte tamm kreiz
06 - Gavotte tamm diwezhañ
07 - Lili
08 - Louloudéac
09 - Les hirondelles
10 - Ridécallées

Alan Paranthoën: violon
Youen Paranthoën: accordéon
Erwan Bérenguer: guitares acoustique et électrique
Yann Le Bozec: contrebasse,basse électrique

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Spontus - An Huneour (2014 France) @320

"Spontus has made people dance in all corners of Brittany since 1996. The band plays a renewed traditional dance music. A boundless creativity witch strengthens the link between musicians and dancers. The band offers a large repertoire of dances from western and eastern Brittany, constantly refering to a common set of dances. The musicians draw their music out of the 4 albums they have realesed to make people dance. They keep a fair share of improvisation and interaction with dancers when it comes to the choice of repertoire."
Collectif Klam

01- Marius (Ridee de guillac)
02- Les vacances Mr Joe #1 (Avant2)
03- J'avais pas dix ans (Tour)
04- Les vacances de Mr Joe #2 (Bal de Rhuys). La suite du séjour de l'accordéoniste irlandais, dans le sud du 56
05- J'ai dix beaux petits moutons noirs (Pilé)
06- Chacun ses chiottes sèches et son chaux chanvre (pachpi)
07- An huneour (Kost Er hoet).
08- Sous le soleil de Keguestenen (Baleu)
09- Reloudeac (Ronde de loudéac)
10- Les pyjamas de cowboy (Riqueniée)
11- Une carrière bien remplie (Mazurka)
12- Avec son violon (Polka)
13- Tonton Jéjé (Laridé Gavotte)

Alan Paranthoën: violon
Youen Paranthoën: accordéon
Erwan Bérenguer: guitares acoustique et électrique
Yann Le Bozec: contrebasse,basse électrique

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Peut-être Jeanne - Peut-être Jeanne (France 2016) @320

This duo of travelers plays with a spontaneous energy, creating their own language. Accordion and clarinet are two old friends who likes to play intimate compositions inspired by traditional music. They also like the smell of wood when dancers feet slip around them.

Raphaël Decoster : Diatonic Accordion
Olivier Catteau : Diatonic Accordion, Clarinets

1. Orchestre de velours 03:46
2. Canopée 04:47
3. Bourrées trois temps 03:23
4. Daddy Longlegs 06:53
5. Bernaches 02:37
6. L'Uomo proeittile 06:11
7. Trafiko jam 04:10
8. Gaivota 05:05
9. Rain inside 05:55
10. Moonlight Sunrise 06:35
11. Marcel moustache 04:51
12. Le cristal incommensurable 05:50

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Tapage - Tapage (France 1997) @192

1. La Cabale / Retour d'automne / La Cabale Bourrées à 3 temps
2. Bourrée à Stéphane / Pacotille Bourrées à 2 temps
3. Gabhaim molta Bride / Copsa Mica Chant Gaëlic - scottisch
4. Le bois de brumes / La Malgouverne -  Bourrées à 2 temps
5. Valse à Fleuret / Les blés verts - Valses
6. La Bonne Dame / Geneviève - Bourrées à 3 temps
7. Shpil-je mir a lidele in Yidish / Le petit manteau rouge Chant - Polka
8. L'emeraude / Badinerie - Scottisch
9. Frou - Frou - Valse
10. Dix cors / Max et Manu - Bourrées à 2 temps
11. La malmariée - Chant
12. Galipette - Polka
13. P'tit bout de valse / Les Tournesols Valse - Bourrée à 3 temps
14. Le soir venu / Les Héritiers Scottsich - Bourrée à 2 temps
15. Tapage Bourrée à 2 temps

Christelle DURAND : Accordéons G/C/# et D/G/#. (Castagnari, Borelli)
Régis DUPUIS : Cornemuse 20 pouces. (Serge Durin) Accordéons G/C/# et C#/D. (Bertrand Gaillard, Castagnari remanié)
Stéphane DURAND : Vielles acoustique et électro-acoustique. (Bernard Kerboeuf , Denis Siora) Batterie électronique
avec les aimables interventions de :
Brigitte DUPUIS au chant,
Dominique MOLLET à la contrebasse,
Jean VEDRINE au piano,
Sonia ROGOWSKI à la clarinette.
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