Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Feb 12th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Carlos Nuñez “Aires De Pontevedra”
from Mayo Longo (BMG 2000) —we start with music from Galicia in northern Spain - with Asturias sometimes referred to as "Celtic Spain" This show is about the recent popularity of the ancient Celtic heritage of thi part of Spain.
from Mar De Vigo (BOA www.boa-music.com 2004) —This group is from a sort of folk school. Very traditional singing and instrumental techniques are taught there, but the arrangements are for large numbers of instruments, sometimes in a sort of "folk Orchestra".
Son De Seu “A Pequerrecha/Ruada de Rebordelo/Muiñeira de Piornedo”
from Mar De Vigo (BOA www.boa-music.com 2004) —the "Piornedo" in the title of the last dance in this set refers to an astounding village in the Ancares mountains that separate Galicia from the rest of Spain. This village is filled with pallozas, oval stone houses with conical straw roofs. The founda
Leilía “Muiñeira de barrán”
from Leilía (DiscMedi 1994) —The Muiñeira is a fast dance in 6/8 found throughout the region. This is its most traditional form - a capela by women and tambourines only. The next 2 selections show other variants and styles of this dance.
Milladoiro “A Bruxa”
from A Galicia de Maeloc (Dial Discos 1990) —this is a re-issue of their first CD from 1979. Milladoiro is usually credited as the first Galician group to strive for a more "Celtic" sound.
Susana Seivane “Fonsagrada”
from Susana Seivane (BOA www.boa-music.com 1999) —one of the shining lights of late 90s in Galicia was this very talented bagpiper and singer - all the more remarkable because female bagppipers were uncommon at the time.
Uxía “Aquestas Noites tan Longas”
from Uxia (Intuition 1997) —Uxía is a singer who performs Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish songs
Luar Na Lubre “Pandeirada Das flandeiras-Muiñeira De Ramelle”
from Plenilunio (WEA 1997) —this group has many recordings out, while taking a less "traditional" approach to Galician music, still has retained beautifully the feel of the old music and a strong sense of place.
Carlos Nuñez “Vento D'as Cíes”
from Mayo Longo (BMG 2000) —and we end the Galician segment of the show as we began - with Carlos Nuñez in his more traditional mode.
Llangres “Ca La Zarramica”
from Stura (Fonoastur www.fonoastur.com 2002) —this is the CD that introduced me to Asturian music. After that, Sam Kleinman loaned me some music by Llan de Cubel, I went to Asturias, did some hiking, bought a LOT of CDs...
Llan De Cubel “Muñeira De Ibias”
from Deva (Fonoastur www.fonoastur.com 1987) —this is the CD that started it all in Asturias - "traditional" music would never again be looked on as something for folklorists and tourists. Asturian bands now appear at all the major Celtic festivals in Europe.
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