Issue 7 12/98
& Live Reviews
This time presented by Magnetic Music, please find out more about them in their advertising column.
The English articles of this issue:
- Bobby Gardiner - A Long Road from Lisdoonvarna
Sean Laffey meets during the summer, in the lush a farmland of South Tipperary, well actually his back
garden, accordion maestro Bobby Gardiner. Bobby's road from Lisdoonvarna has taken him many miles from his
native Clare, first to New York in the 1960s and since the mid seventies to South Tipperary. These days his name is spoken in hushed tones by those who know a thing or two about the Irish accordion.
Ireland - legendary accordion maestro
- Folk Invasion in Denmark
Irish and traditional music is going strong in Denmark - just take the Tønder festival as example, where people start to queue for the best
tickets already in the afternoon, 12 hours before the advance sale starts, where 20 000 of the 25 000
tickets on sale are sold already on the first day of the advance sale..
Denmark - Irish and Danish Folk Music Revival
- Ned Ludd - Fresh Italian Roots Music
FolkWorld tries to introduce some of the unknown, but highly recommendable bands from all the European countries.
This time, we have 'talked virtually' (by e-mail) with a roots rock band from Italy, Ned Ludd. Their impressive debut CD made us curious to find out more about this exciting band.
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Italy - Great Roots Music Band
- The Jazz Corner: Charles Edward Haden
World music is now well established with festivals and record labels. Colin Jones thinks that it is time then to move on and find new music and musicians. He is looking at jazz for sources of mood music, and in this article he introduces a musician who is well-known and highly
regarded within jazz circles, but hardly known at all outside.
USA - Highly Regarded Jazz Musician
- Promotional Pressures of Danú
Danú, the young magic trad band from Ireland, talk about their recent activities. "It is quite a challenge for a band when it has to change suddenly its line-up, just a few weeks before playing at one of the world's most prestigious Celtic festivals. Danú, one of Ireland's current best young bands, have taken this challenge brilliantly, having taken the Danish Tønder Festival by storm though it was their first gig in new
Ireland - one of the best young trad bands
- Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award
Sean Laffey calls into the Harcourt Hotel during daylight hours for a spot of lunch with Mary Cashin. He finds out about a new Award for young Irish musicicians organised by Harcourt Hotel and Celtic Note, and gives the advice to go and see the free Competition Concerts with the crop of the unknown young musicians in Ireland.
Ireland - New Award for young musicians with free concerts
- Strange Tasty Things
Irish Folk and German Hiphop are related - that is the result Michael & Christian Moll have foundout in their interview with one of the most exciting, but also most controversial band of the German folk music scene, Lecker Sachen. With their Folkhippop, the German band has the vision that in near future many Hiphop fans coming out of his band's concerts will be playing Irish Music on tin whistles...
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Germany/Ireland - Irish Folk meets German Hiphop
- Clannad Connections
The whole story started when 16 year old Thomas Loefke went to his first ever Irish concert of Clannad in the Seventies. Today, the German from Berlin plays harp in a band along with Clannad's own Duggan brothers.
Germany/Ireland - Germans plaing Irish Music with Clannad members
- Tartan for Tourists
In a self service café in the Danish town of Tonder we met our Scottish interview partner, and while the
looking-out for his meal was quite amusing, we found out about some exciting new Scottish projects: The new high quality label 'Tartan Tapes', the great young band 'Keep It Up' and much more...
Scotland - Excellent Scottish music & interesting ideas by Simon Thoumire
The English live reviews of this issue:
- Heart of Scotland Music Festival, Aberfeldy
Fun, Sun, Music in one of the Scottish beauty spots. Michael Moll experienced a new festival on a sunny weekend in September, and fell in love with the place. The festival had the problems most first festivals have; still he concludes that it's a place, but
also a festival, to come back!
Scotland - A Scottish Festival in beautiful surroundings
- A Flook Shot
Kathy Tan went to see Flook! in their new line-up at the Boat Race in Cambridge (UK), and concludes that in her opinion the new line-up will be drawing an even larger crowd of devoted Flook! fans.
England/Ireland - Trad band focussing on flutes
- Luka Bloom in Frankfurt, Germany
Marcus Metz saw Irish songwriter and guitarist Luka Bloom in great form. Playing different acoustic and semi-acoustic guitars with different
tunings Bloom introduced the audience to his recent album "Salty Heaven".
Ireland - Irish Singer/Songwriter
- A Localised Gaelic Storm at the Boat Race Cambridge
"I was Di Caprio's body double", quips lead vocalist Patrick Murphy, as he does that slow hand
movement that sparks appreciative laughter from the audience. Yep, if you're wondering why the name
'Gaelic Storm' sound so familiar, it's because they are the steerage party band in James Cameron's recent
Hollywood blockbuster, 'Titanic'
Ireland/US - The Irish Folk Band that has played in Titanic
In the German version there are some other Articles & Live Reviews:
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The German articles of this issue:
- Spillwark on Tour
Wolfgang Meyering, Musiker der ostfriesischen Gruppe Spillwark, hat in einem äußerst lesenswerten Tourtagebuch, die Erlebnisse der ersten Tour in 10 Jahren zusammengefasst. Ein Bericht, der Nicht-Musikern mal die Sichtweise von der Bühne zeigt...
Germany - Northern German band on tour
The German live reviews of this issue:
- Folk Images from Galicia - Berrogüetto in Offenburg
Die galicisische Folkszene gewinnt in Deutschland immer mehr Freunde. Gerade die Mischung aus keltischem Erbe und spanischen Einflüssen machen diese Musik besonders interessant. Christian Rath besuchte das Konzert der galizischen Gruppe "Berrogüetto" in
der Offenburger Stadthalle.
Galicia/Northern Spain - Celtic Music from Spain
- Fascination Sweden - Groupa in Münster
Christian Moll berichtet von einem spannenden Konzert der schwedischen Gruppe Groupa im Folk-Treff Münster. Auch wenn die angekündigte Sängerin leider aus Gesundheitsgründen nicht auftreten konnte, hat sich der Besuch des Konzertes trotzdem sehr gelohnt.
Sweden - Experimental folk band
- "Faubourg de Boignard" im Freiburger Jazzhaus
Der mit der Sackpfeife tanzt. Wenn Folkies ins Konzert gehen und ihnen hinterher die Ohren weh tun, dann muß es wohl Folk-Rock
gewesen sein. Am 15. September haben im Freiburger Jazzhaus die Ohren ordentlich gebrummt. Zu hören war exzellenter Folk-Rock von der Gruppe "Faubourg de Boignard" aus dem Herzen Zentralfrankreichs.
France - Folk Rock from Central France
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