Listen to the show here. Many thanks to Dartmoor Folk Festival organiser Alan Quickand to ace musicians Jason Riceon accordian and melodeon player Mark Bazeley for all the information and entertainment in the first part of the show this evening.
The 35th anniversary Dartmoor Folk Festival is a feast of music, dance and song and runs from 10 to 12 August. Details here.
Jason and Mark played three tunes / sets of tunes: The Crooked Stove Pipe / Jumping Cactus, Rip Of The Teign and Hot Punch / Louisberg Square.
Pictured from L to R: Jason, Alan, Mark. Photo by Cecil Hatfield
We played recordings by artists appearing at Dartmoor Folk Festival: Spiers & Boden..Bold Sir Rylas..The Works Moore Moss Rutter..Melting / Bourrée Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman..The Wisdom Of Standing Still..Hidden People The Bonfire Band..Please Don't Cry..Recordings From The Plough Spiers & Boden..Old Lancashire Hornpipe / The Third Beekeeper..Tunes
Other recordings played Poisson Rouge..The Stonker..Cinq Rokia Traore..Tounka..Tchamantché Mamani Kaita..Gagner L'Argent Francais..Gagner L'Argent Francais Watcha Clan..La Camel..Radio Babel Sam Lee..The Ballad Of George Collins..Ground Of Its Own Seth Lakeman..More Than Money..Tales from the Barrel House Seth Lakeman is on the bill at Sidmouth Folk Week 3-10 August 2012 along with many other artists including Show Of Hands (see below) and Spiers & Boden (see above) plus The Galleons who will be on rootsandshoots next Monday. Diabel Cissokho..Yorromama..Kanabory Siyama Vieux Farka Toure..The Secret..The Secret Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin..The Painter..Singing The Bones The above 3 artists are on the line-up of Rhythmtree World Music Festival on the Isle of Wight.
Show Of Hands..Country Life..Country Life Söndörgő..Oj Jesenke..Tamburising: Lost Music of the Balkans
Besh O Drom..Kecskés..Macho Embroidery
rootsandshoots on Monday 7 August will be presented by Jeff Sleeman.
...from experienced and highly talented singers and musicians
Maggie Duffy and Mike Weed plus newer original bluesy duo Chordial - Robert Spence and Kris Adamczak. Listen to the show here.
From Maggie & Mike's beautiful new album Nine Turns Of The Moon we played Three Times Three and the title track. In the studio Maggie and Mike performed Maggie's own songs Peace For The Child and Cheap Daily Life and the traditional song The Parting Glass. As well as singing, Maggie played guitar and Mike played guitar, whistle and harmonica. A superb session. More info on Maggie's website and on Reverbnation.
Chordial gave us a great session.They performed songs written by Robert Spence. They were V8 Blues, Quick Sand and Coming Up For Air. Robert sang and played guitar and harmonica, accompanied on guitar by Kris. From Chordial's album Chordial we heard Shelter (with lead vocals by Jade Johnson) and Perfume In The Air. We'll let you know when their new website is available.
Pictures by Cecil Hatfield.
We also played Mariachi El Bronx..Norteo Lights..Mariachi El Bronx II Oumou Sangare..Yala..Oumou The Monkey Gland Bluesband ..In Our Room..The Monkey Gland Bluesband C.J. Chenier..Ridin' with Uncle Cleveland..Louisiana Legends Warsaw Village Band..Hola Byski Hola..Nord Tom Moriarty..Don't Ask Why..Fire In The Doll's House Creole Choir Of Cuba..Lumane Casimir..Tande La Criolo..Bogotá..Songlines CD #86 (Aug/Sept 2012) The Monkey Gland Bluesband ..In Our Room..The Monkey Gland Bluesband C.J. Chenier..Ridin' with Uncle Cleveland..Louisiana Legends Poisson Rouge..Stonker.Cinq
We thank the trio Cross Border, Gwyneth, Brian and Peter, who were our guests in the second half of rootsandshoots today. All contributed lead vocals as well as lilting harmonies. Peter and Brian played, respectively, lead guitar and rhythm guitar. We heard two tracks from their album First Steps: I Still Cry and Joanne.
Pictures by Cecil Hatfield with thanks.
Cross Border delivered stunning live performances of Where Are You Now?, Ride On, Four Strong Winds and How Much I Miss You, beginning and ending with self-penned compositions.
The Destroyers..Sirba..Out of Babel
Dr. L. Subramaniam & Ambi Subramaniam..Kriti: Ennai Katharulvai In Adi Taal..Sound Of South Asia Count To Fire..Man In The Long Black Coat..In Another Life
Tom Moriarty..Don't Ask Why..Fire In The Doll's House
Oi Va Voi..Black Sheep..Black Sheep
Cafe Aman Istanbul..Apo To Vradi Os To Proi..Fasl-i Rembetiko
Woody Guthrie..Vigilante Man..Pasture Of Plenty
Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio..Ka Mele Oku'u Puuwai (78rpm Version)..The Descendants (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Daily Planet..The Big Scoop..The Big Scoop
Jaroslav Hazlinger & Devancek..Slovak Music
Leonard Dembo & The Barura Express..Chitsidzo..Tinokumbira Kurarama
Motion Trio..It's OK..Pictures from the Street
Lúnasa..The Shore House..Lá Nua
Listen to the show here. The bulk of the music this evening was from Eastern Europe, an area with a rich cultural heritage. We played a wide variety of musical styles.
Thank you very much to Seylan
Pringle - Tattie Jam - for telling us about their music and touring. They sing beautiful harmonies and play wonderful (mainly Scottish) music on a variety of instruments - including guitar, didgeridoo, mandolin and electric cello. We played two tracks from their excellent album Jam: The Doctor's Dochter and The Summer Shower. Find out more about Tattie Jam and their music on their website. Catch them at Bradninch Folk Club at The Castle on Wednesday 11 July.
Playlist Fanfare Ciocarlia..Cuando Tu Volveras..Queens & Kings (Romania) Warsaw Village Band..Sowa (The Owl)..Uprooting (Poland) Mahala Raï Banda..Romano Dance..Electric Gypsyland Vol 1. (Romania) Kal..Pour Enfants Et Personnes Sensibles..Radio Romanista (Romania) Trio Bulgarka..Kuzum Elenke (Bulgaria)
Kolo..Tamburising: Lost Music of the Balkans (Hungary) Kroke..Usual Happiness..Polish Spirit (Poland)
Muzsikás & Márta Sebestyén..
Kerekes Héjsza És Sebes (Round Dance Of Gyimes) / Ha Én Rózsa Volnék (If
I Were A Rose)..Morning Star (Hungary)
Street Performer..Percussive Sounds (Russia) Vlatko Stefanovsky and Miroslav Tadic ..Kalajdžisko Oro..Live In Belgrade (Serbia) King Naat Veliov & The Original Kocani Orkestar..Pajduska..Cigance (Republic Of Madagascar) Goran Bregovic..Yeremia 3:05.. Alkohol (Bonus Track Version) (Bosnia) Three Bonzos And A Piano..Holey Cheeses..Bum Notes (UK) Ben & Alfie..Blood Rhythm..Taxi (England) Julaba Kunda..Working Song..Traders Circus Contraption..Klezmerde..Gallimaufry (USA) The Toids..Inkling..Unblocked Ears (USA) Jiri Wehle..Song With Hurdygurdy (Czech Republic) Singers in Kutaisi - Song To The Sun (Georgia) Trio Joglar..Prélude-Taksim: Yo Era Nina / Rucu/ Hamavdil..Color (Trobaïritz, Troubadours, Trobadors)
...was the order of the day. We featured music from a wide variety of African countries, songs from the UK and France which included African musicians or had African influences and some fusions of African and other music. And a fabulous selection it was. Or we thought so anyway. We hope you agree. Listen to the show here.
Habib Koité..Sinama Denw..Bamada (Senegal)
Augusto Cego..Mar..African Odyssey (Cape Verde)
Angelique Kidjo..Dje Dje L'Aye..Oyaya! (Republic Of Benin)
Tarika..Zotra..Son Egal (Madagascar)
Johnny Clegg & Savuka..The Best Of Juluka-Savuka (South Africa)
Chiwoniso Maraire..Rebel Woman..Listen To The Banned (Zimbabwe)
Julaba Kundapictured..Lyme Regis..Traders (Julaba Kunda are Gris Sanderson from Scotland, now living in Totnes, England, and Juldeh Camara from Gambia)
Aziza Brahim & Gulili Mankoo..Liberación de Guelta..Mabruk
Gigi..Tew Ante Sew..Gigi (Ethiopia)
Salif Keita..Madan..Moffou (Mali) Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba Segu..Jonkoloni..Blue (Mali)
Les Boukakes..Maïna Raï ..Makach Mouch'kil (France) Hamid Baroudi ..Baraka..Spirit Of Africa (Algeria)
Alick Macheso and Orchestra..Ziva Zvaunoda..Mberikwazvo Zvido Zvenyu Kunyanya (Zimbabwe)
Benjamin Escoriza..Carambola (Moroccan Mix)..Rhythm of the River (Morocco)
Leonard Dembo & The Barura Express..Chitsidzo..Tinokumbira Kurarama (Zimbabwe)
Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited..Vanoita Sevanokudai..Chimurenga Rebel / Manhungetunge (South Africa) Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens..Mbaqanga..The Best Of Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens (South Africa) Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila..Living Together (Tanzania)
Mendes Brothers..Atéquemfim ..Para Angola Com Um Xi Coração (Cape Verde)
Mahmoud Fadl..Ana Bamasi Al Haba Doll Edit (I Say To You Good Evening)..For Oriental Dancers (Egypt) Tango Band..It's The Money That Matters..Last Tango In Powys (UK)