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Spinitron - KDHX: Music from the Hills Sun Jan 22nd 2012

Music from the Hills (Music)

Sun Jan 22nd 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


Lauma Garkalne “Gaismeņa ausa”
from Best of Folk Music From Latvia (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 2008) —Sung here with Laiksne. A young man gets on his horse to bring his bride home - the fate of the woman is to go to a foreign place to live with her husband


Ceiruleits “Ganeidama izganēju”
from Best of Folk Music From Latvia (ARC www.arcmusic.co.uk 2008)


Vilki “Sadziedami Mēs Bāliņi”
from Dzelzīm Dzimu (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —The group's name means "wolves". they are a men's group dedicated to equestrian arts and men's war and hunting songs. this is their first CD, now out of print. this CD title means "born to iron".


Vilki “Uz Tiem Laukiem”
from Dzelzīm Dzimu (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —this begins with a lovely solo on kokles, a Latvian table harp known Finland as Kantele.


Maskačkas Spēlmaņi “Olenderu laiva nāca”
from Zirnīšiem skaisti ziedi (MS 2001) —This group was founded in the late 1990s to preserve the old urban traditional music. As a result, their music lacks the "new agey" quality of the other bands here, but it make for great dance music.


Maskačkas Spēlmaņi “Valsis”
from Pāri jumtam (MS 2003) —note the musical saw doing the counter melody.


Maskačkas Spēlmaņi “Ģežablis”
from Pāri jumtam (MS 2003) —a polka melody that alternates between major and minor


Iļģi “Aizalaida Sauleite”
from Izlase (UPE www.upe.lv 2011) N  —This group has been around from the beginning of the Latvian folk revival and has slowly moved from traditional to folk-rock and back. This is their latest CD


DER “Uz kariņu es aizgāj”
from SVIESTS IV (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2011) N  —a group new to me that makes use of both kokles and bagpipes


Lan Di “Suņi rēja”
from SVIESTS IV (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2011) N  —Dogs Barked


Taai Taai “Opsasā”
from SVIESTS IV (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2011) N  —This group celebrates the minority language groups that are part of the Finno-Ugric traditions - Livonian, Vote, Estonian, etc.


Laiksne “Alutiņ, Bāleliņ”
from Putra (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2010) —Beer, my brother, who knows your strength?


Laiksne “Jauna Meita”
from Putra (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2010)


Auri “Kaķītei Bērns Normira”
from Beyond The River (EMI 1998) —a winter song


Keps & Muktupavels “Lobs Bej Puika Myusu Jezups”
from Liku Bedu Zem Akmena (UPE www.upe.lv 2007) —"our Jezups is a good lad", but a bit short. He saddles his horse to see his sweetheart to chat about getting married. She listens and exclaims "look at that - the little toad wants to get married!"


Keps & Muktupavels “Tumša Tumša Tā Eglīte”
from Liku Bedu Zem Akmena (UPE www.upe.lv 2007)


Laimas Muzykanti “Oi, Divini”
from Orkla Bolss (UPE www.upe.lv 2006) —Oh, what sweet beer! (This is considered a complement - they aren't into light hoppy brews over there)


Laimas Muzykanti “Selu Dancis”
from Orkla Bolss (UPE www.upe.lv 2006) —this rollicking polka is interrupted about half way through by a bland mazurka, but then they go on...


Lāns “Upenieka Meita Biju”
from Lācenes Un Kazenes (Lauska www.lauska.lv 2007) —a girl's wreath is stolen by an undeserving young man. The title of the CD means "cloudberries and blackberries"


Skandinieki “Tolka lela, tolka moza”
from Dzied un Spēle (UPE www.upe.lv 2003) —a work song


Skandinieki “Ai, zaļā līdaciņa”
from Dzied un Spēle (UPE www.upe.lv 2003) —Green Pike, come play with me; you'll be swimming in the deep sea, I shall be sitting in my oaken boat.


Skandinieki “Pēc leitīša es dziedāju”
from Dzied un Spēle (UPE www.upe.lv 2003) —I'm after a Lithuanian guy - I'm singing for him and wearing my bead crown for him. He' coming to get me in a cart with 6 black horses.


Biruta Ozoliņa “Apleik Kolnu Saule Tak”
from Bolta Eimu (UPE www.upe.lv 1999) —Young folks wish to take an orphan girl, even if she is not of welathy kin. They wish to do it, as the Mother Sun shows the way to her house.


Dziga “Dagdas Dancis”
from Danco Dievis (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —very traditional fiddling, combined with percussion lunacy...


Laimas Muzykanti “Krakovjaks”
from Danco Dievis (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —a dance of Polish origin that swept Eastern Europe in a "Ballroom version" that then went out into the countryside, so that there are Finnish versions, ukrainian versions, etc.


Various Artists “Vēžu Dancis”
from Danco Dievis (UPE www.upe.lv 2000) —the Crayfish dance


Ilgi & Co “Mugurdancis”
from Latvisu Danci (UPE www.upe.lv 1999)


Iļģi “Šķiraties(I), Zosu Pulki”
from Izlase (UPE www.upe.lv 2011)

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.