Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Feb 5th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Máire Ní Chathasaigh “O Ho Nighean, E Ho Nighean”
from The New Strung Harp (Alcazar Records 1985) —(originally on Temple records in the UK) This LP was part of the folk revival of Irish music in the 1970s and '80s and has some wonderful songs and instrumentals on it. Ní Chathasaigh later recorded with other groups, including the Breton folk rock group
Dan Ar Braz with Máire Ní Chathasaigh “The Chestnut Tree - The Dreaming Sea / Michael O Dwyer's Jig (Medley) [Album Version]”
from Finisterres (Sony 1997) —Dan Ar Braz is a Breton French guitar player and singer with Many CDs out, with a number of accompanying musicians. here he is with an Irish harpist, but later on he is with his band l'Héritage des Celtes.
Bagad de Lann-Bihoué “Gavotte Aven”
from 40e Anniversaire (1952-1992) (ARfolk) —this is what traditional non-vocal Breton music sounds like. The band is called a bagad, and is made up bombardes (like the Balkan Zurna, a double reed pipe) and a type of bagpipe called a biniou, along with percussion. This dance pattern is called a ga
Trio Erik Marchand “Ar Gwin - Ton Berr”
from An Tri Breur - Chants Du Centre Bretagne (Songs From Central Brittany) (Silex 1991) —one of Eric Marchand's collaborations with non-Breton musicians, in this case an Indian Tabla player. the song is sung kan ha diskan style in gavotte rhythm.
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