Issue 20 12/2001
Articles, Live Reviews, Columns
Calling the ancient goddess Sjofnx
At the end of 2000 Gjallarhorn released their second CD called Sjofn with
wide distribution. Not only did it surprise many reviewers of folk magazines;
it also found its way into several rock magazines as being original and stunning
psycho music. Lead singer Jenny Wilhelmsen is the driving force behind the
group and almost addicted to finding new material. New material? No, actually
old material. Eelco Schilder has talked with Jenny.
Finland/Sweden - World Music based on local Nordic traditions
- Power folk from Denmark:
The Fiddler Harald Haugaard
Harald Haugaard is 26 years old. He playes the fiddle, viola and hurdy-gurdy.
He is a folk musician, but forget all about traditional costumes and clogs
stuffed with straws. The year is 2001. This is a living tradition. Søren
Lund on one of the most important musicians of the New Folk Scene in Denmark.
Denmark - innovative young fiddle player
- Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana: Melodeon
Music in many languages
One of the greatest Italian bands.Riccardo Tesi has had his share in
reviving the accordion in Italian folk music. Today he is one of the outstanding
melodeon players in the Italian folk scene. With his new band Banditaliana,
he is creating innovative and rather superb music crossing borders especially
towards Jazz. Michael Moll met the sympathetic Italian in the far North, at
the Falun Folkmusik Festival.
Italy - great Italian accordeon player and folk band with Jazz influences
- Phantom's shadows of the wren
Who or what killed the wren? The old winter custom survives in only a few
pockets of tradition, why did it die out? Was it indifference, suspicion,
emigration, the harsh grinding poverty of rural Ireland or the coming of electricity,
the triumph of secular greed over spiritual wealth? Sean Laffey compiles some
of Seamus Tansey's teenage memories.
Ireland - Old Winter custom presented by Seamus Tansey
- A trip to Dalarna -Scanfolk Part V
In the final part of his Scanfolk series, Michael Moll travels to Swedish
Dalarna to find out the connection between Sweden's best painter and a folk
music revival, as well as discovering a region full of folklore, red horses
and houses and - folk music!
Sweden - series about Scandinavia
- The labour of the Global Village Label
Eelco Schilder gives an introduction to the catalogue of a very special label
from the United States, one of today's few labels active that search for traditional
music world wide and specialise in re-issueing old recordings from 1928 up
to 1989. Eelco presents 8 CDs of the Global Village Catalogue.
USA/Worldwide/Klezmer - presentation of a label and a selection of its
- suffolk & beyond (1):
After his rambling year in Scandinavia, Michael Moll has settled in England's
County Suffolk, and directly starts a new series discovering music and curiosities
about the folk scene and beyond. In this article, he reports about a Folk
& Jazz garden chair display, professional Promers and folk music in a church.
Woven into that you will even find some notes about folk gigs from this summer
England - new series about folk music and other curiosities
- T:-)M's Night Shift - book reviews
"If I raise my head and lift up my body a little bit, I'm just able to
see over the stacks of books surrounding my chaise longue. That's too much."
A problem that Tom Keller has regarding his books for review. He decides in
the end to write about the books "Carolan - The Life, Times and Music
of an Irish Harper", "Bringing It All Back Home" and "Celtic
Music - The Essential Listening Companion".
Celtic Music - book reviews
- Falun Folkmusik Festival
2001 - Live Review
A Scottish folk music invasion in the never dark Swedish summer nights.
The small town of Falun in the middle of Sweden is best known for its copper
mines, yet another attraction is probably much more worth a note, and that
is the annual Falun Folkmusik Festival, Sweden's biggest folk and world music
festival. Michael Moll was there, enjoying a wonderful mix of Swedish, European
and international Folk Music, with a special emphasis this year on Scotland.
Sweden - the biggest Nordic folk & world festival
- Folkwoods Festival 2001 - Live Review
Excellent quality event. Folkwoods Festival is maybe the best organized
folk festival I know. Mid August 2001 the second editon took place in the
very nice location of the Philips van Lennepark in Eindoven in the Netherlands.
This festival is presenting lots of young and fresh bands, but also some good
old established friends.
The Netherlands - one of the finest festivals in Europe
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in Bobenheim am Berg
Bretonische Tänze, irische Reels und Pfälzer Wein... Erneut trafen
sich am ersten Septemberwochenende über 100 Freundinnen und Freunde von Folkmusik
und –tanz, um am Rand der Haardt ein fantastische Zeit zu verbringen. Marcus
Metz war dabei.
Keltisch-basiertes Folkfest in der Pfalz
- T:-)M's Nachtwache
Tom Keller hat mal wieder seine Nächte mit Schmökern in Folk-Büchern
verbracht. Hier berichtet er auf amüsante Art, was er neues erfahren
hat in Büchern wie "Máire Brennans Irisches Leben", "Bob
Dylan. In eigenen Worten.", "Back to the Sixties - Bob Dylan",
"Woody Guthrie: Dies Land ist mein Land." oder "Didgeridoo
und Känguru. Eine Reise durch Australien in Spielen, Liedern, Tänzen und spannenden
Geschichten für Kinder".
Buchrezensionen von Folk-bezogenen Publikationen
- "Happy St. Colm's
Day!" - das Pigeon on the Gate Festival in Münster
Ein etwas unkonventionelleres irisches Folk Festival fand im November in Münster
statt. Bei der überaus erfolgreichen ersten Version des Festival dabei
waren drei gute Irish Bands aus Deutschland: Whirli Gig, Mookie und Deoch
Irish Festival zu Ehren von St. Columbus
- Kevin Welch & Kieran Kane, The
Waifs und Luka Bloom, Tønder Festival 2001
Gerald Trebaticky besuchte Europas wohl bestes Folkfestival und hat sich drei
Konzerte herausgepickt, von denen er hier begeistert berichtet..
Dänemark - Festivalbericht über Künstler aus USA, Australien
- June Tabor Live im Quasimodo
"June Tabor ist die beste Sängerin der Welt", werden die Kolumnisten nicht
müde zu betonen. Karsten Rube hat ein Konzert der englischen Sängerin
im Herbst 2001 auf der Bühne des Quasimodo in Berlin erlebt.
- berühmte Folk-Sängerin
- Gespenstisches Treiben: Celtic
Halloween Festival in Salzgitter
Das diesjährige Halloween Festival weckte bei Tom Keller Erinnerungen
an Irland. Bei dem nicht ganz öffentlichen Festival in Salzgitter waren
dabei: Yannick Monot, Ian Campbell & Stephen Smith und Garifin.
Irland/Frankreich/Deutschland - Livebericht der Celtic Halloween Tour
2001 Live Bericht.
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