Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Aug 4th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Carlos Nuñez “Aires De Pontevedra”
from Mayo Longo (BMG 2000) —This show of music mostly from Galicia is dedicated to those who died recently in O Coruña in that part of northwestern Spain. It is also dedicated to the memory of Bob Reuter of "Bob's Scratchy Records" , whose death yesterday in a freak accident has le
Leilía “Muiñeira de barrán”
from Leilía (DiscMedi 1994) —The muiñeira is a no-touch couple dance found in several areas of northern Spain. We start with the most "old style" way of performing this - women inging and accompanying themselves on a frame drum
Anubia “Clave De Ferreña”
from Segredo A Voces (BOA www.boa-music.com 2001) —this group takes the old women's traditional singing style and combines it with a folkrock esthetic. Weirdly, they end with a Bulgarian chetvorno in 7/8
from Barlovento (BOA www.boa-music.com 2010) —This show does not usually wallow in the vagaries of folk-new age, but this group certainly has a olt of respect for the traditions it seems to be layering.
Berrogüetto “O Mandil”
from Navicularia (BOA www.boa-music.com 1996) —the practice of combining numerous traditional instruments in medium- to large-sized non-traditional ensembles was invented by the Irish decades ago. Here is a Galician group doing the same.
Luar Na Lubre “Domingo Ferreiro (con Lila Downs)”
from Saudade (WEA 2005) —This song is known in other parts of Spain; here the accompaniment is given the Galician bagpipe treatment.
Son De Seu “A Pequerrecha/Ruada de Rebordelo/Muiñeira de Piornedo”
from Mar De Vigo (BOA www.boa-music.com 2004) —another multi-instrument extravaganza from this group, which serves as a sort of school for the folk music arts in Galicia. There are some great tunes here.
Llangres “CA La Zarramica”
from Stura (Fonoastur www.fonoastur.com 2002) —It was this group's work, excerpted in an anthology of Spanish music, that alerted me to the joys of the Asturian folk revival, and all the new bagpipe bands.
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