Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Dec 11th 2011 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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 www.fonoastur.com) —another traditional marching band of high-pitched bagpipes, also from a "celtic" area, but this time from Asturias in northern SpainBuy it!
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