Well, where do you start with Britain and America? There are so many angles. How about Steve Earle's Jerusalem?
But they are right in many ways of course. The responses from the hip-hop artists are unforgivably lame given that they had the very best of guidance:
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I don't think I could ever be as prolific as Lateralthinking, but here's a very small list;
• A history of the 'Biwa' instrument.
• Shidaiqu Music of Shanghai in the 1920s & 30s
• Fiddle Band Music from Kentucky in the 1920s & 30s
only a few ideas, but hopefully something unique on top of LT's brilliant list.
It's bad enough having Lady Gaga as the new Madonna. Both Queens of Style over Substance, limited talent over-hyped. Come to think of it maybe a sound basis for a modern politician.
Originally Posted by Lateralthinking1
Programmes on the Unsung Heroes of WM.
For example, http://www.sternsmusic.com/
Find of the day
I wish that there Opika Pende album was on Spotify.
guess I'll have to buy it, - this particular label is really worth supporting. If you follow the link and look at the catalog I think you'll agree...
However I have found this Africa 78's album
but not listened to it yet...
However reading about Jonathan Ward, the guy who put the Opika Pende collection together then led me to his blog
where it transpires not only can you read about his current work but also download the tracks .
Some ethnomusicologists are great...
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Global, to return to #1, you might find this of interest too.
I have to admire the breadth of interest and knowledge you all demonstrate. I find myself struggling to keep up with O Lionaird's changing profile. I had thought that he was doing a fine job of bringing sean nos up to date at the traditional level, but I now feel a bit left behind. Is it a birth, or a death? Or, is that just life?
Hi Patrick - on behalf of everyone thanks so much for your post and kind words. I couldn't make this link work, but I think this is the article...
Originally Posted by PatrickOD
and what an article it is too - i don't think you would find such great flowing, thoughtful use of language in a review in the English papers.
In answer to your question - I would very much welcome Mary Ann Kennedy's thoughts on him (see, I'm dodging the answer there...) she has sung with him, and a feature on him is long overdue (or did I perhaps say that earlier...).
Whatever the answer, this is a significant, world-class singer of our times and one who will I believe keep evolving, challenging his listeners and rewarding them with some wonderful pure sounds. Which, I understand he has been doing since the age of 5 when he began singing with Coir Cuil Aodha.
Anyway, at some point I am definitely going to see him perform...
On an etymological point, I wonder if there is a root similarity between 'sean nos' and 'nostalgia'? some r3 BigBrain out there will know...
(and, for those of you with Spotify, there isn't so much of this work on there now, mainly Foxlight http://open.spotify.com/artist/3zfwMucEg6tKF4IR1zrHHk )
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Yes, your link works, mine does not. That *is* the article.
I think you might be near the mark with 'nostalgia' - BigBrain notwithstanding.
With WOMAD and the Fleadh Cheoil(?) coming to Derry in 2013, we might see him perform there. Must look into that.
Be careful what you wish for...
Courtesy of http://www.oldhandbills.com/bill_graham_postcards.htm (and courtesy of WFMU for telling me about the site in the first place), these original posters are for sale.
The question I want to share is
Is this really something I want to live with? Or just a nostalgia trip?
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