David Naiditch – Bluegrass that Swings – Bluegrass, Jazz & Blues and a Chromatic Harmonica

I have recently discovered a CD titled Bluegrass that Swings by David Naiditch on the Airplay Direct Website. David Naiditch is a harmonica player who plays Bluegrass music, Western Swing, Jazz, Klezmer, Ragtime and more.

The harmonica is not the typical Bluegrass instrument, it was the first time that I found Bluegrass recordings with a harmonica. But it fits well to a typical Bluegrass band with guitar, banjo, fiddle and mandolin.

David has compile a Bluegrass playlist with more than 43 videos, including many examples from his CDs.

Bluegrass tunes – Playlist by David Naiditch

But I remember that Bill Monroe used to have an accordion in some of his early recordings like in this recording of Blue Grass Special at the end of the video:

Sierra Hull is the mandolin player in the following video of Old Dangerfield:

Additional information

Airplay direct:

Additional Information

Website David Naiditch Chromatic Harmonica

David Naiditch Wins the 14th Independent Music Awards for Bluegrass Album – See more at: http://www.cybergrass.com/node/5256#sthash.WDXFxeLT.dpuf

The Stoneman Family – With Donna Stoneman on Mandolin, Roni Stoneman on Banjo

I have discovered the Stoneman Family some time ago. I was immedately thrilled by the performance of the group, especially by Donna Stoneman on the mandolin. I have learned that Roni Stoneman is considered “The First Lady Of Banjo”.

You can see Donna Stoneman and her mandolin in the following video:

Donna is moving all the time, dancing, jumping and at the same time plays great and energetic mandolin music. And the performances by the Stoneman Family are almost always very funny.

Donna Stoneman

You can learn about the biography of the Stoneman Family in the following video:

Stoneman Family Bio

The Stoneman Family – Goin Up Cripple Creek

That’s one of the signiture pieces by the Stoneman Family:

Playlist Stoneman Family

 

Additional Information

Wikipedia about Earnest Stoneman

Website Roni Stoneman

She is truly one of the great banjo masters of our time. She continues to play as strong as anyone you will hear that has ever picked up a banjo. A true Legend in her own lifetime.

She has earned and is undisputedly known as: “The First Lady Of Banjo”

Bio Earnest Stoneman / Stoneman Family

Pop and Hattie Stoneman’s children were born musicians. Every member of the family has made recordings, many under labels such as MGM and RCA Victor, and most have performed in the most prestigious venues. They had no musical training, but when their names are mentioned in the country music circles, e.g. – Donna, mandolin; Roni, banjo; Scott, fiddle; Gene, guitar; Jim, bass they are legendary. The family first appeared nationally on the “Jimmy Dean TV Variety Show.” “The Grand Ole Opry” followed in 1962, and in 1966, they hosted their own syndicated television series “Those Stonemans.” In 1967, The Stoneman Family was presented the first CMA Award as Vocal Group of the Year. They have participated in two motion pictures, have been nominated four additional times to the CMA Award presentations and several CMA nominations for Instrumental Group of the Year, and have traveled Europe extensively. Pop and Hattie’s family has also made hundreds upon hundreds of professional recordings.

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Celtic Connections 2017 – A Great Festival for Celtic Music in Glasgow

Celtic Connections is one of the biggest festival for Celtic Music. This year more than 2000 artists took part in the festival from 21 Jan – 5 Feb 2017

Many of my favorite artists and bands were part of the festival:

  • Kathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
  • Derek Gripper
  • Tommy Emmanuel
  • Maro O’Connor with his Family Band
  • Jayme Stone
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Hamilton de Holanda
  • Laura Marling
  • Julie Fowlis
  • Eliza Carthy
  • Wildwood Kin
  • Mike Compton

And I had the chance to find some gret new bands that I did not know before:

  • Slododan Trkulja and Balkanopolis
  • Breabach
  • Darlingside
  • Atlantic Arc Orchestra
  • Karan Casey Band
  • Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan
  • Talisk

I have collected videos from the Celtic Connections 2017 in the following playlist. Enjoy!

Playlist Celtic Connections 2017

Additional information

Website Celtic Connections

BBC Celtic Connections – Audio and video performances from the BBC at Celtic Connections

Celtic Connections – Program overview (folkradio.co.uk)

Link collection Celtic Connections

 

Abbate Ranieri Capponi – Sonata 8 for Mandolin and Guitar – Baroque Mandolin & Baroque Guitar / Bandola

One of my favorite Baroque pieces for mandolin and guitar is the Sonata 8 by Abbate Ranieri Capponi. I have found videos with Katsia Prakopcyk, Marissa Carroll, Natalia Marashova, Camilla Finardi and Sebastián Vera at youtube. You can also download a podcast with a recording by Caterina Lichtenberg  from the site of the Spanish Radio RTVE.

  • Duo La Corda: Katsia Prakopchyk, mandolin, Jan Skryhan, guitar
  • Natalia Marashova – Barock Mandolin, Denis Ivanov – Harpsichord.
  • ‘PlettroMano’ (https://www.facebook.com/PlettroMano) – Marissa Carroll and Joel Woods
  • Duo “Le Gentil Dame”: Mandolino: Camilla Finardi, Violoncello: Daniela Santamaura.
  • Sebastián Vera (bandola) y Luis Hernández (guitarra) aus Kolumbien

Playliste Sonata 8 – Abbate Ranieri Capponi

Podcast with Caterina Lichtenberg and Mirko Schrader (Duetto Giocondo) – Spanish Radio RTVE

SIGNORELLI: Sonata para mandolina y laúd (9’20”).

CAPPONI: Sonata para mandolina y laúd (11’17”). Duetto Giocondo.

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