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Duo Conversa – Lydie Barrancos (Flute) and Pascal Bournet…

I have recently found a note about the Duo Conversa at twitter. The Duo COnversa is composed of Lydie Barrancos (flute) and Pascal Bournet (guitar). The duo plays music from South America nd from Ireland, a great selection with good arrangements.

With its original repertoire of creations and arrangements around themes from the whole world, Conversa offers you a journey throughout flute’s and guitar’s tones.

The flute, instrument of all times, and the guitar, intrument of all continents, bring into echo the multiplicity of the world cultures’ original sounds.

Conversa will accompany us in an authentic and universal dialogue and then will echo in each of us the emotional world of us all.

Pascal Bournet has arranged all the pieces for flute and guitar. Most of the pieces have been published and are available, you can find the details on his website. Some of the pieces have been composed byPatrick Bournet, the brother of Pascal and a guitarist as well.

Duo Conversa playing Roméo N°1 HD

Une des pièces écrites par Patrick Bournet pour le Duo Conversa, figurant sur leur dernier CD (Iris-Harmonia Mundi 3002 019). Editions Kosinus-Kapagama.

One of the pieces composed by Patrick Bourner for the Duo Conversa, recorded on the last CD (Iris-Harmonia Mundi 3002 019). published by Editions Kosinus-Kapagama.

Duo Conversa playing Katherine O’More (O’Carolan) HD

In the youtube channel of Pascal Bournetyou can also find some interesting pieces for clarinet and guitar as well as solo pieces for the guitar and duos for two guitars.

Oblivion (A.Piazzolla)

Le duo Pascal Bournet-Cindy Descamps joue Piazzolla.
Arrangement P.Bournet
Guitare: Sakurai PC

Playlist Duo Conversa

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5F28C3A3FE3FF0BE

Additonal Information

Website Pascal Bournet: http://www.pascalbournet.info

Website Duo Conversa: http://duoconversa.info/

Review of the CD Boa Fonte (German): http://www.oneworld.at/start.asp?ID=241844

Website Patrick Bournet: http://www.patbia26.fr/

youtube channel Pascal Bournet: http://www.youtube.com/user/Bestofjuly1/videos

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The Canadian Duo “Fire & Smoke” – A Great…

A great concert by the Canadian duo Fire & Smoke is available on the CBC concerts on demand site.

The duo is composed of  Claire Morrison and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner. The speciality of this duo are the songs in two languages, English and French.

Daniel accompanies the songs with the guitar, but he uses the banjo or the mandolin too for some songs. Claire plays some great flute solos.

This is the official video of teh song “If Only” at vimeo:

“If Only” by FIRE & SMOKE

 

Concert Fire & Smoke at the CBC:

Claire Morrison and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner met in 2010, around a campfire at the infamous campground of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. They quickly realized there was musical chemistry between the two of them. After that first meeting, Daniel tried to track down Claire to find out if she would be interested in working with him. Once he found her, he was relieved to hear the answer was yes, since he’d already booked their first show at a music festival!

Since then, their bilingual performances have created a buzz in both the French and English communities. Just last year, Fire & Smoke won the People’s Choice Award at Chant’Ouest, Western Canada’s well known music competition featuring Francophone artists. Not bad, for a chance campfire singalong.

This concert at the very small and intimate venue known as the Folk Exchange was full of friends and family.

http://music.cbc.ca/#/concerts/Fire-Smoke-2012-03-23

Songs by Fire & Smoke at the CBC: http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Fire-Smoke

Fire & Smoke at myspace: http://www.myspace.com/firesmokemusic

Fire & Smoke at bandcamp: http://fireandsmoke.bandcamp.com/

Fire and Smoke en exclusivité pour RELIEF – “Prends la maison”

Fire and Smoke, un duo franco-manitobain au style folk et romantique. En exclusivité pour Relief, ils interprètent “Prends la maison” en version acoustique.

Fire and Smoke – Interview

Interview with the two singers  (French)

mandolin duo

Joe Brent & Alon Sariel – “An Englishman in…

Joe Brent from New York and Alon Sariel from Israel have started a project to make recordings of music by John Downland in arrangments for two mandolins. They have already made recordings and will continue to work on this project during the next weeks when they both will be in London.

Alon and Joe have played some of the Dowland pieces in a concert and made some videos, this is one of the tunes:

John Dowland – What If A Day

The idea for this project came from Brian Dean who has built Joes special mandolins, in the following video Joe presents his new 10-string Grand Concert mandolin:

10-string Grand Concert Mandolin by Brian Dean

An Englishman in New York – CD presentation

Kickstarter project:

Joe and Alon’s Dowland project!

Additional information

Website Joe Brent: http://www.josephbrent.com/

Myspace Alon Sariel: http://www.myspace.com/alonsariel

Joe Brent, tumblr site: http://joebrent.tumblr.com/

ukulele

Christmas Dinner with Dala ☃ Amanda Walther and Sheila…

Two days ago I have discovered the following concert on the CBC concert on demand site. This is a niceconcert to lead you to the coming christmas holidays:

Christmas Dinner with Dala

Darlings of the Canadian music scene, these JUNO nominees have released five albums and toured extensively across North America for the better part of a decade. They performed Christmas music plus some of their favourite original songs-in their trademark perfect harmony–at the NAC Studio in Ottawa. The audience really felt like they were hanging out in Dala’s dining room, laughing constantly at their between-song banter.

(This concert is no longer available)

One of the pieces I have discovered in this concert is the old Canadian christmas tune Huron Carol (see my next post in this blog).

The name Dala has been constructed form the names of the two members of Dala – Da: Amanda Walther and La: Sheila Carabine.

On the Dala homepage you can read the following:

Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic.  These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala are now poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world.

This is an interview with Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther about their great harmony singing, hocke, the left handed ukulele and more. Especially you can experience the their great sens of humor, their loughing and smiling:

DALA on harmony and hockey

The Canadian duo DALA–Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther–got two standing ovations at the Sanctuary series in Chatham, NJ. Their songs have wit and depth, they harmonize like sisters and, being from Canada, they’re just so…nice. In this interview after the show, they reflect on harmony– musical and otherwise–and talk about Sheila’s strange ukulele and the Stanley Cup finals. Video by Kevin Coughlin for MorristownGreen.com, May 21, 2011.

Moon River

Dala July, 9, 2011

Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine play guitars, ukulele, piano and also glockenspiel in some songs.

Additional Information

Homepage Dala: http://dalagirls.com/

rootsmusic.ca Woodshed Sessions with Dala and many other interesting groups from Canada: http://www.rootsmusic.ca/woodshed/