Jayme Stone’s Folklife – Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes

Jayme Stone has started a new project at kickstarter. The funding will end on Februray 7th, 2017. Jayme Stone’s Folklife With spellbinding singing and virtuosic playing, this album blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. “Jayme Stone’s Folklife” follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song, […]

Hasapiko and Hasaposerviko – Two Greek Folk Dances – Free Sheet Music for Mandolin and Guitar

Some time ago I have discovered a great recording by Christina Pluhar, the Hasapiko from the CD Mediterraneo: Hasapiko – Christina Pluhar und L’Arpeggiata – CD Mediterraneo     The ensemble L’Arpeggiata plays a long version with many improvisations. You can hear many different instruments like hammered dulcimer, plucked instruments like saz or the Kretian […]

Curly Strings – Fantastic Bluegrass and Folk from Estonia – With Villu Talsi (Mandolin)

By a picture from the Kaustinen Festival in Finland I have discovered the band Curly Strings. Curly Strings are Eeva Talsi – fiddle Villu Talsi – mandolin Jalmar Vabarna – guitar Taavet Niller – double bass This band is very popular in Estonia, and their song Kauges Külas is one of the songs that were […]

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project – Muleskinners, Roustabouts, Sawyers, Prisoners, Homemakers and Schoolchildren

A new kickstarter project has been set up by banjo player Jayme Stone. The aim of the project is to rediscover the music that has been collected by Alan Lomax, who is taken as one of the most important influencers of the American Folk Song Revival. For just 10 $ you can get the result […]

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