Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Dec 11th 2011 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Mali Orkestar Radio Skopje “Ravno oro” from Makedonske i Srpske Narodne Pjesme i Plesovi (Jugoton LPM-1) —this begins with a bagpipe imitation, played on accordionBuy it!
Pece Atanasovski “Crnogorka” from Macedonian Folk Dances vol 1 (Bourque-Moreau www.bourque-moreau.com 2002)Buy it!
Stefče Stojkovski “Sarakino Mome Sevda Golema” from From The Well Of Pirin Mountain, Volume 1 ((self) 2006)Buy it!
Kostadin Varimezov “Svatbarska i Vodeno Horo” from Bulgarian Folk Instruments and groups (Balkanton (LP)) —phenomenal playing in the rûchenitsa that ends this pieceBuy it!
Iordanka Ilieva with Strandzhanskata Grupa “Ivan Elena Dumashe” from Iordanka ilieva (Balkanton (LP)) —Kostadin Varimezov was the gaida player with the group accompanying the singerBuy it!
Kostadin Atanasov “Gaydine sviryat-horo se vie” from Sharena Gaïda (VD www.vvd-r.com 2008)Buy it!
Theodoros Kekes, Aristide Vassilaras “Touti Nihta” from Kariofilis Doïtsidis - Thrakika Tragoudia vol. 1 (Pan Vox (LP)) —this is volume 1 of a seminal series of LPs which popularized/publicized Thracian Greek music inside the current political borders of GreeceBuy it!
Thymios Gogidis “Toyt' H Nyxta-Koyloyriastos” from Thrakiotika Akoysmata (General Music) —same song, but what a difference!Buy it!
Sadik Diko, with Reshit Shehu (rec. A. L. Lloyd) “Valle E Gajdës - Dance” from Folk Music of Albania (Topic 1994) —a very famous tune in Albania, usually performed as a song nowBuy it!
Constantin Chisăr “Doina lui Șarpe” from Constantin Chisăr (Electrecord (LP)) —a recording of unaccompanied Cimpoi (bagpipe) - unusual in the Ceausescu era, when the bagpipe was considered too "Balkan" and was always accompanied on stage by a non-traditional "folk ensemble"Buy it!
Constantin Chisăr “Alunelul de la Goicea” from Constantin Chisăr (Electrecord (LP)) —again, the tune and style are very traditional; all the accompanying instruments would not have been there originallyBuy it!
Vujicsics/Marta Sebestyen “Bećarac (Ft Márta Sebestyén, Júlia Radó & Antus Vizin)” from Podravina - Croatian Dance Melodies (Periferic Records 2001) —all of Northern Croatia used bagpipe. This is from Podravina. There were specially tuned bagpipes along the Dalmatian coast as well.Buy it!
A magyar dudazenekar (The Hungarian Pipeband) “Aki dudás akar lenni” from Dudásom, dudásom, kedves muzsikásom (Hangvetó 2004) —the bagpipe ("duda") was played both in Somogy county and in the great plains of Hungary. Bartok collected meny such tunes and put them into his compositionsBuy it!
Jozef Kostur Sr. & Jr, Tibor Koblicek, Martin Tesak, Lubomir Tatarka “Mam Ja Brusik” from Gajdosi 1 (Akcent www.akcentrecords.sk/ 2002) —the Slovak traditionBuy it!
Gajdošska muzika Vladka Zogaty “A dý jo šeł na Hrčavim” from Gajdovali gajdoši (Pisnička 1998) —this group is from Tesin, up near the Polish border, and is typical of Silesian Beskidy music in northern MoraviaBuy it!
Konrádyho Dudácká Muzika “Zelený Kúsky” from Domažlice sú pěkný městečko (multisonic 1997) —this very traditional bagpipe band comes from Domažlice in southwest Bohemia, and has one of the longest unbroken bagpipe traditions in Europe. These are "green tunes", one of the oldest layers of Bohemian music.Buy it!
Valdis Muktupavels with Rasa “Pinkulainu Kazu Vedu” from Dūdas Latvijā (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —the bagpipe had essentially died out in Latvia; its revival is fairly recent.Buy it!
Danču mūzikas grupa “Ai Dū Maikadū” from Dūdas Latvijā (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —this is a longways set dance,and a great tune. This recording has been used for a lot of fanciful choreographies that have nothing to do with the original dance.Buy it!
Per Gudmundson “Polska efter Oppegårds Lars” from Per Gudmundson, Säckpipa (Giga (LP) 1983) —Like Latvia, Swedish tradition has largely been reconstructed. This is the man who did it.Buy it!
Per Gudmundson “Glyckarpolskan av Peter Ersson” from Per Gudmundson, Säckpipa (Giga (LP) 1983)Buy it!
Törf “Zeewiefkes” from Het Daghet Inden Oosten (Pan 1995) —The Dutch and Flemish tradition was well documented in the paintings of the 15th-17th centuries, but had to be reconstructed.Buy it!
Pekel “Luchtige Maagden” from Het Daghet Inden Oosten (Pan)Buy it!
Vielleux du Bourbonnais “Papillote” from Villeux Du Bournonnais (Jean Claude Blanc, Frederic Paris, Patrick Bouffard, Bernard Blanc) / Vielles & Cornemuses / Hurdy-Gurdies And Bagpipes (Ethnic-Auvidis 1996) —The FRench tradition did not haveto be "reconstructed" - there were still many traditional players in various regions in the 1950s-60s when the folk revival started. This and the next selection shows off the talents of all the best current playersBuy it!
Jean Blanchard & Eric Montbel “Branle Carré” from Cornemuses (Hexagone 1980)Buy it!
Bagad de Lann-Bihoué “Flac'h Ha Glav” from Bagad de Lann-Bihoué —from Brittany in France. A Bagad is a traditional bagpipe and "bombarde" marching band.Buy it!
Dan Ar Braz et Bagad Kemper “Broken Prayer” from Dan Ar Braz et l'Heritage des Celtes - "Finisterres" (St.George (now Sony) 1997) —a very traditional band, playing with a very non-traditional one...Buy it!
La Raitana “Xilguerin / Canteros de Covadonga” from De "La Revuelta" a "La Marea" (Fono Astur) —another traditional marching band of high-pitched bagpipes, also from a "celtic" area, but this time from Asturias in northern SpainBuy it!
Xuacu Amieva “Muñeira d'El Rebollal” from Xostrando (Fono Astur 1998) —re-mastered from an older recording. The best of the Asturian Gaita players.Buy it!
Llan De Cubel “Pasucáis d'Uviéu/Saltón De Casu/Marcha Nupcial De Villaperi” from Llan De Cubel IV (Fono Astur 1995)Buy it!
Felpeyu “La Raitana” from Felpeyu (Fono Astur 1994)Buy it!
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