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Stary Olsa – Medieval Classic Rock! – Metallica, Beatles…

Stary Olsa is a medieval band from Minsk, Belarus that has played throughout Europe. As an experiment they have played classic rock songs by Metallica, Deep Purple or The Beatles using their medieval instruments – and they had a big success with their performances and their youtube videos.

Instruments played by Stary Olsa
Instruments played by Stary Olsa

Now thay have just started a kickstarter campaign to produce their album “Medieval Classic Rock” – maybe you like to support this project?

Listen to my Stary Olsa playlist:

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Seppo, Jemina and Selina Sillanpä – Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar…

Some years ago I have discovered a band from Finland named Band’o. I liked the sound of this trio immediatly, a mix of bluegrass, country, american roots and traditional folk music from the north of Europe.

Seppo, Jemina and Selina Sillanpä have played together since they were childs, and began to play as a trio in 1995. They have made several tours to the USA, and also published CDs in English and also Finnish language.

I was mainly impressed by the fantastic fiddle sound and the harmony singing of Jemina and Selina. Selina does also play the mandolin and the guitar and other instruments. And Seppo is adding some interesting flatpicking solos on his guitar.

Here is a quote from their myspace page:

Seppo, Jemina and Selina Sillanpää are famous for their fresh new attitude of playing a mixture of folk music from various countries and original songs and combining it all in their own original way.

Back in Finland, the family has been steadily developing their professional, educational, and musical endeavors. Sillanpääs first started performing as a folk trio in 1995 but their musical co-operation goes back to playing and recording original childrens music in the early 90s.

Jemina Sillanpää , vocals, fiddle, viola

Selina Sillanpää , vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, recorder

Seppo Sillanpää , guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo

Oskari Hannula , bass, viola da gamba

Janne Viksten , banjo, mandolin, mandola, guitar

The Sillanpää Family Band – “Different Past”

Here are some videos with Seppo Sillanpää (youtube playlist)

And here are some videos with Jemina & Selina Sillanpää (youtube playlist)

Seppo Sillanpää and his mandolin can be seen on some of the videos too!

Seppo Sillanpää is the author of the Finnish mandolin method Mandoliiniopas. The following blog post shows the cover of this method:

http://mandoliini.blogspot.de/2009/03/seppo-sillanpaa-mandoliiniopas.html

This mandolin method is available online on the website of the Kansanmusiikki-instituutti – I have bought it some years ago.

http://kansanmusiikki-instituutti.valmiskauppa.fi/mandoliiniopas-p-850.html

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Hoist the Colors – A Blend of Punk Rock,…

Hoist the Colors has made three videos available at youtube that have been filmed during an acoustic session on 107.5 KPIG. In their songs you can find A Blend of Punk Rock, Traditional Irish Music, Americana, and Bluegrass. I like their style very much.

I have compiled the three videos and other videos in the following playlist. Enjoy Hoist the Colors!

Hoist the Colors – Sail on Sweet Soul live on 107.5 KPIG Radio, Watsonville, CA

Hoist the Colors performing “Sail on Sweet Soul” live during an acoustic session on 107.5 KPIG in Watsonville, CA. Recorded October 6, 2013.

Special thanks to the good people at KPIG for having us, we had a blast playing!

A great video: Hoist the Colors – “The Curse of Blackbeard Lavoie”

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Hailing from the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, Hoist the Colors plays a blend of punk rock, traditional Irish music, Americana, and bluegrass that is as eclectic, original, and raw as the city they call home. They released their debut full-length, “Second City,” in July of 2011

Hoist the Colors is
Josh Linden – Vocals and mandolin
Camilo Barahona – Fiddle
Fabian De La Torre – Bass and vocals
Ivan De La Torre – Drums
Sina Etesami – Acoustic guitar and vocals
Jeff Murphy – Electric Guitar
Ryan Sharp – Banjo

Hoist the Colors at bandcamp

youtube channel Hoist the Colors

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The Lumineers – Great Songs – Great Concerts with…

I have recently found a picture of the Lumineers on the tumblr site – the trio with mandolin, cello and guitar made me curious. This folk-rock and Americana band was founded more than 10 years ago, but during the last year it became so popular that it even got two Grammy nominations for 2013. Their most popular youtube videos have got more than a million views, and the concerts of the Lumineers are mostly sold out today.

One of the most successful songs by the Luminieers is Ho Hey.

The Blogotheque has made several great videos with the Lumineers for their series A Take Away Show, here are the first two videos:

You can find more information here:

Blogotheque – A Take Away Show with the Lumineers

http://en.blogotheque.net/2013/01/14/the-lumineers/

http://en.blogotheque.net/2013/01/24/lumineers-part-2/

I have compiled a playlist with my favorite videos, including two longer concerts:

Read more “The Lumineers – Great Songs – Great Concerts with Mandolin, Guitar and Cello”