Way back in the Nineties I wrote this piece:
First up is a CD that you can’t purchase anywhere — yet. Hell, the band doesn’t even have a proper name yet, but they’ve been called both the Old Drones and the Windbags.The Editor got two copies of this EP, so he slipped me one of . . . → Read More: Alas the music did die…
Not just another cooking series: Kitchen Music is the programme where great musicians sing for their supper – and cook it as well!
Filmed in the kitchen at Temple Records studio in Scotland. The first few shows feature some of Scotland’s finest musicians who share their meals and music with you.
The first programme, . . . → Read More: Online Now: Kitchen Music: the television show where musicians sing for their supper (Press Release)
Kim Bates recommends Keogh’s Irish Pub at 141 Danforth Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
You couldn’t ask for better hosts than John Maxwell and Dora Koegh, of Dora Keogh’s Irish Pub. Both John and Dora make community building seem effortless, and have built the relatively new (circa 1997) pub into a hub for celebrating Irish culture . . . → Read More: Venue Recomendation: Keogh’s Irish Pub
She looks like the wizened old crone in that painting Jilly did for Geordie when he got into this kick of learning fiddle tunes with the word ‘hag’ in the title: ‘the Hag in the Kiln,’ ‘Old Hag You Have Killed Me,’ ‘The Hag With the Money,’ and god knows how many more. Just like . . . → Read More: Old Hag Tunes
We usually think of folk rock as being either of British or American in origin, say The Byrds or The Animals, both of which used folk sources in their music.
There’s also a lot of magic in the Finnish/Swedish music of Gjallarhorn. The didgeridoo, the percussion, the absolutely outstanding vocals, the lyrics. This is . . . → Read More: Gjallarhorn: Nordic Music for Your Consideration
Värttinä (Finnish for spindle) is a Finnish folk music band which was started as a project by Sari and Mari Kaasinen back in 1983 in the village of Rääkkylä, in Karelia, the southeastern region of that country. In Ilmatar’s Inspirations: Nationalization, Globalization, and the Changing Soundscapes of Finnish Folk Music, our reviewer notes that author . . . → Read More: Värttinä
One of my favorite summer music festivals, the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, is back for a second, a truly good piece of news! Sleeping Hedgehog has their new press release up now and I will only add that one of the acts I’m looking fears to seeing there is Black 47 whose headlining on one . . . → Read More: Saltwater Celtic Music Festival
“Hello everyone (and a special hello to everyone who is new to this newsletter – thanks for joining us!)
“I’ve been really busy recently, though not doing as many concerts as usual. It’s all been interesting stuff though; I’ve been developing a classical (inspired by folk) programme for Northern Sinfonia to perform at . . . → Read More: News from Kathryn Tickell
Join us for a very exciting evening of music with a contemporary string band SUPERGROUP! These six musicians from including Darol Anger from the Republic of Strings, Joe Walsh from The Gibson Brothers, Brittany Haas from Crooked Still, Wes Corbett from Joy Kills Sorrow, and Courtney Hartman from Della Mae are coming together and generously . . . → Read More: OLS Benefit Concert, Wednesday, April 11 – 8 pm, Portland, Maine (Press Release)
Press release March 15, 2012
For immediate release
Suvi Oskala’s debut solo album has been released in February 2012. The album consists of music composed between 2004 and 2011 by Suvi Oskala with improvisation in each piece, making each performance unique! The percussionist Oskari Lehtonen features as a guests artist on the album. The CD . . . → Read More: Suvi Oskala: Soolo has been released! (Press Release)