Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Feb 12th 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
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.Buy it!
Sondeseu “Grixoa” 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".Buy it!
Pablo Seoane with Xan Pampín & Gutier Álvarez “Portuguesa” from Fluindo En Pechado ((self) 2007) —The Portuguese sound the title refers to is due to the situation of Galicia just across the border from Portugal.Buy it!
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 foundaBuy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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...Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Llan De Cubel “Urbiés” from Un tiempu meyor (Fonoastur www.fonoastur.com 1999) —their last CD, unfortunately. Rumor has it that the group is engaged in a very different sort of recording project, but I have no news...Buy it!
Xuacu Amieva “El Besu” from Xostrando (Fono Astur www.fonoastur.com 1998) —the raspy fiddle sound is a folk fiddle called a rabel. It usually is played with one open (drone) string and one melody string.Buy it!
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