Oh yes. It's on and it's Lucy. I'm shutting up for a while.
Sometimes I get a bit distracted thinking that Andean music is all about those pan pipes and then I hear Manuelcha Prado's guitar and realise how little I know, Paul - just great. Loved the Selim Sesler too - sounds like it was a great night.
I caught the last of it. Will catch up soon on the I-Player. Askarov is clearly a very impressive singer but I find the mugham far less accessible than, say, qawwali. Why should that be? I'm looking forward to the throat singers next week and find them extraordinary to see live. (sorry, I got McGrooger and Globaltruth the wrong way round - it's Global with the ankle, isn't it - it's been that kind of day!). Lat.
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Where did you get that pic! It's me!
No, wait.... I've found my specs.
To answer your question - I'm not coping at all. To show off, I wanted to send you a slow air which I found on Spotify ok, but ...... that's as far as I got. I got a different album instead.
Anyway, it's on you tube too. I don't know if you know The Coulin - sometimes called Though the Last Glimpse Of Erin. It's one of my favourites. The musicians here are two local 'lads' prominent in the fifties and soldiering on until quite recently.
Thanks a lot for posting that Patrick - so beautiful - what a wonderful pace the tunes are played at.
I'm glad you liked that, John. But don't encourage me.
What I like about this board is the sharing, and the generous appreciation of other members' preferences.
Thanks for the link to the Highland Sessions. I'm working my way through them, and those on you tube as well. What a lot of musicianship. And isn't Mary Ann Kennedy something else!
Here is something a bit different, but from the same tradition of sharing - Carolan, The Chieftains and a bevy of attractive young ladies.
What is music coming to?
Patrick, as chance should have it, I was listening to our 1001 songs about Christmas cooperative compilation on spotty and as I looked at your message this is what came on.
I'm taking it from what you said, Patrick, that you can access Spotify.
Those girls look like angels, don't they - what a beautiful tune.
Got it, John, both Spotify, and the track. I'm making progress - I even get to say 'spotty'.
I see the ubiquitous Sting makes an appearance. I like Sting - he'll try anything. He's a sharer too!
On the topic of Sean O Se, I'm sure you have already used spotty to some advantage. No doubt, too, you have plundered the Sean O Riarda collection. Here I am teaching my granny!
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