Friday, 29 August 2008

Andy Irvine - Braes Of Moneymore

It took a long time, but here's a new video featuring Andy Irvine. He performed at the 2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival in St. John's.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Two Slängpolskas (Juringius And Bruun)

Back from vacation here's a nice video I found on youtube:

Fredfredrik writes:
Two nice slängpolskas from the south of Sweden.

The first one is from a sheet music book where a fiddler named Magnus Juringius was collecting and writing down tunes around the 1780s - 1790s. Juringius was from Kalmar, Småland.

The second slängpolska is after a fiddler named Johan Jacob Bruun. He was from Särslöv, Skåne.

Have fun.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Robin Bullock and Ken Kolodner

Robin is a zouk player extraordinaire. I found two videos in which he plays bouzouki. In the first one he plays a well known Bill Monroe tune called Jerusalem Ridge together with Ken Kolodner.

In the second video you can see the two jam together with Colin Smith. I don't know the name of the tune, so if you know please write a comment.

Paul Doyle - Luthier

If you are looking for a bouzouki why not try one of Paul Doyle's? On these two videos he is presenting two of his instruments. On his website you can have a closer look. I like especially the bubinga and douglas fir top zouk in the first video:

In this video Paul plays a cedar top zouk:

Have a look at Paul's website at:

Friday, 1 August 2008

Beth Patterson - Blue Blazes

A new video showing the great playing of Beth Patterson available on Youtube. I wish there were more videos available.