Saturday, 29 December 2007

Pettersson & Fredriksson

A song called Juli. Played by Pettersson (nyckelharpor)& Fredriksson (läpmandola) and Connan (bouzouki)

Black Velvet (Israel)

This is a fine set from Israelian Band Black Velvet called "The Titanic": a) An Irishman in Brittany (Eoghan O'Neill)
A Breton in Paris (Donal Lunny). From the Moving Hearts album The Storm.

Black Velvet is:
Shani Kombelis -- Flute
Michael Greilsammer -- Fiddle
Ehud Nathan -- Bouzouki
Itay Abramovitz -- Keyboards
Nitzan Shachar -- Bodhran, Percussion
John McSherry -- Pipes, Low Whistle

This is what they wrote:
In January 2005 Israeli band Black Velvet played several concerts with Irish uillean piper John McSherry as part of the Irish Music Festival in Tel Aviv. This special program was a tribute to the work and music of Donal Lunny, and included several pieces from various stages of his musical career, as well as some of the band's music.

Four Jigs and a slip jig:
The Lark in the morning (Trad.)
Earl the breakfast boiler (Donal Lunny)
In the mountains of Holland (Donal Lunny)
Oh hag! You've killed me (Trad.)
Lucky lucky day (Donal Lunny)

From the Moving Hearts album - The Storm
Lucky lucky day -- from Coolfin

Three reels:
Trim the Velvet
The Roscommon reel

The first and third reels were part of a set played by Matt Molloy and Donal Lunny in the 1981 album The Gathering. The second was suggested by John McSherry.

The Lowlands of Holland

You'll find some more videos at youtube. Have a look.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

Found on youtube:
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, well-known traditional singer and musician of Danu fame sings "An Spealadóir" (a West Kerry song) and together with Michelle Mulcahy onn accordion follows with two reels: "The Caucus" and "The Wind That Shakes The Barley". Accompaniment is by Billy Mc Glynn on guitar(it's a bouzouki, of course).

They were recorded at the Peig Ryan Tribute Concert held in June of 2007.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Aaron Jones in Germany 2008

Aaron Jones will be in Germany on tour in 2008. Here are the dates:

11.Apr.2008 20:00
Neue Schmiede Bielefeld
12.Apr.2008 20:00
Franziskaner-Kloster Saalfeld
13.Apr.2008 20:00
BÜZ Minden
16.Apr.2008 20:00
Pauluskirche Wuppertal
17.Apr.2008 20:00
Bürgerhaus Stuhr
18.Apr.2008 20:00
Weserrenaissance-Schloss Bevern
19.Apr.2008 20:00
KUZ Dieselstrasse Esslingen
22.Apr.2008 20:00
Prisma, im Bottich Pforzheim

You should go there. He's one of the best Zouk players. Watch his site:

Christmas time again

I wish everyone a merry christmas. Have a good time with your good friends and family. It's time to have a little holiday. I'll be back next year.

All the best


Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Ana Alcaide

Live in Madrid, 28.11.2007. Here's a Polska. It sounds really medievial.

And here's Parte 2.Seguidilla

This is Junto con Carlos Beceiro y Dimitris Psonis

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

De Dannan - Reels

A couple of reels played live.
Frankie Gavin - Fiddle
Alec Finn - Bouzouki
Aidan Coffey - Accordion
Colm Murphy - Bodhran

David Gill

David plays a song by John Lennon called Oh my love. I never heard the original version, but it's a lovely song. He plays his bouzouki like a guitar. Nice work.

Here's another song called This Lullaby. It's a cover from QotSA (Who is this?)

Lark in the Morning/Paddy O'Rafferty

Lark in the morning and Paddy O'Rafferty played on bouzouki in ADAD tuning. Fine work.

Donal Lunny, Noel Hill, Liam O Maonlai & Hothouse Flowers

Cailleach an Airgid
Taken from Donal Lunny's "Sult - Spirit of the Music" TV series - recorded around 1996.