Issue 12 12/99
& Live Reviews
The English articles of this issue:
- BonificaEmilianaVeneta - Folk from Italy
About drainig marches and drinking music... FolkWorld introduces with BEV another new, exciting, cool band based on Northern Italian traditions. Their debut CD is chosen as best
album of 1999 by FolkWorld, and you have the chance to win one of three copies of this excellent work.
Win BEV CDs!
Italy - top folk band
- Luka's Audiences
Marcus Metz met Luka Bloom during his German tour, and talked about audiences and albums...
Ireland - well-known Singer/Songwriter
- Pancho Alvarez talks about Blind Fiddlers on the fairs
Pancho Alvarez, the Galician musician par excellence, has revived in 1998 with an album the old traditions of blind fiddlers on Galician fairs. This album was voted by
FolkWorld as the best album of 1998. Pancho recorded it in the spirit of Florencio, a blind musician, who played music on fairs for his living.
Galicia/Spain - the traditions of blind fiddlers
- James Keane Live in Dublin
James Keane launched his new album "Sweeter as the Years Roll By" at Chief O'Neill's Smithfield on Thursday 4th November 1999. FolkWorld's contributor Sean Laffey was there to report.
Ireland - Accordion Player and his new album
- Flook's Flying Flutes
About whisles as drumsticks and bodhrans replacing flutes. Flook the definite flute band from the Celtic music world has finally brought out their debut studio album, "Flatfish". A good reason for FolkWorld to find out more about this exciting band with nowadays two flutes.
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Ireland/England - famous flute band
- Denmark's Drones & Bellows
Continental Celts Part III FolkWorld's Continental Celts series goes this isssue to Denmark's most famous town in terms of Folk music, to Tønder. This is where the Scottish Folk band Drones & Bellows is based. FolkWorld talked with Pam Naylor and the producer of their latest CD, Brian McNeill.
Denmark - Continental Celts
The English live reviews of this issue:
- Russian Folk
East West Contacts was the series in Wuppertal/Germany called, featuring among other stuff also two Russian Folk concerts, with The Farlanders and Poslednej Chans
Russia - great folk bands
- Ireland's Young Generation
The Pure Irish Drops 1999 presented the Young Irish Generation, featuring Michelle O'Brien, Áine Fitzpatrick and Brendan McCarthy - three of tomorrow's masters of tradional Irish
Music. Michael Moll saw the tour in Herne.
Ireland - Three young masters of Irish music
- 1st Irish Spirits Festival
Marcus Metz was in Nauheim (near Frankfurt, Germany) to see An Tor, Sean Kilkenny and others.
Ireland/Germany - Irish Music one night Festival
In the German version there are some other Articles & Live Reviews:
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The German articles of this issue:
- Die Kelten, die zu Hause geblieben sind
Austro-Folk 3: Monster, Mumien, Mutationen. Tom Keller entführt den Leser wieder einmal auf eine abenteuerliche und amüsante Reise durch Österreichs Geschichte und Folkszene - absolut lesenswert!
Austria - third part of a funny odd journey to Germany's neighbour
- Harfenmusik ohne Romantik
Rüdiger Oppermann und das Ende des Internationalen Harfenfestivals. Christian Rath sprach mit dem Harfinisten und vermeintlichem Begründer des Begriffes Weltmusik in Deutschland...
Worldmusic on harps - German harpist and his projects
The German live reviews of this issue:
- Bayern dürfen etwas gemein sein
Der bairisch-diatonische Jodelwahnsinn macht kleinkünstlerische
Volksmusik. Christian Rath schaute sich den Wahnsinn in Freiburg an.
Bavaria - yodelling and "Kleinkunst"
- Huun-Huur-Tu: Obertöne und Pferdegroove
Die Gruppe Huun-Huur-Tu aus Tuva hatte Anfang Dezember bei ihrem Auftritt im Freiburger Jazzhaus nicht nur exotischen Kehlkopf- und Obertongesang zu bieten, berichtet Christian Rath.
Tuva - throat singing
- European People Festival in Portugal
Eine Band der LAG Folk nahm an diesem Festival mit Sport und Musik teil und berichtet nun.
Portugal - Youth Festival
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