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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:

 

Stary Olsa – Kickstarter Campaign

Stary Olsa Website

Stary Olsa on soundcloud – more than 50 tracks

Stary Olsa youtube channel

Wikipedia about Stary Olsa (engl.)

I have dicovered Stary Olsa from two artickles on the Open Culture Website:

With Medieval Instruments, Band Performs Classic Songs by The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica & Deep Purple

See Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” Played with Medieval Instruments, and Kickstart More Medieval Covers

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Kyrre Slind – Acoustic Guitar & Lute – Great…

Folk Radio UK shares a so called Covermount Mix every month to the subscribers of the Folk Radio UK Newsletter.

In the latest covermount mix I have discovered Kyrre Slind with the great track Oysterhaven from his latest album Open Airs.

I have also found a recent video at youtube:

Kyrre Slind plays Kevin’s Melody and Borders from the album Open Airs in Carlops Church, Scotland. The full album can be heard at www.kyrreslind.com

Kyrre Slind is originally from Norway, but he has been in Ireland for some years and now lives in Scotland and Norway.

On his album Open Airs he has compiled a selection of tunes for the guitar and lute. You can find 4 tracks from this album on soundcloud.

If you like music for the acoustic guitar and lute you should check this album!

Additonal Information

Soundcloud Kyrre Slind

Kyrre Slind plays Lute, Banjo, Guitars, Mandolin and Sitar. Lives in Scotland and Norway. Plays solo and with Gerda Stevenson, and appears at local sessions.

Kyrre Linds Album Open Airs is available at Bandcamp Kyrre Slind

Open Airs is a musical log book of travels in Norway, Ireland and Scotland.

In 2011, Norwegian musician and composer Kyrre Slind quit his job, bought a banjo and hit the road on a Vespa 125 scooter, heading for Ireland. 4 years later – rich in new experiences – he releases his first solo album Open Airs, recorded in Scotland and Norway.

Review Folk Radio UK: Kyrre Slind – Open Airs

Folk Radio UK

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Kyrre Slind at vimeo

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Christina Pluhar and the Ensemble L’Arpeggiata – Theorbo, Baroque…

Last year friend told me a bout a great concert he had visited some time ago – a concert titled “Mediterraneo” played by Christina Pluhar and the ensemble L’Arpeggiata. The ensemble used all kinds of plucked instruments including an instrument with an extremly long neck – a theorbo.

Christina Pluhar and the ensemble L’Arpeggiata have recorded several great CDs. You can find many videos from concerts from all over the world with examples from their program. I have compiled a playlist with my favorite videos.

The first video in the playlist is from a concert given in Athens, Greece. In this concert all kinds of plucked instruments have been used. This is a great example of how a concert with Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata might take place.

Playlist Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC878J8mcBo__in0fThkjrs1VXZpStAfU

The music played by L’Arpeggiata includes old music (Via Crucis), folk music from the Mediterranean (Mediterrano), music from South America (Los Pajaros Perdidos). Instruments include the theorbo, the baroque guitar and baroque harp, oud, saz, baglama, Prtuguese guitar and other instruments. It’s really fun to watch those videos, beside the music you can see dance and movement, the musicians are very active, and you can see that they enjoy it very much to play the music.

The latest CD – Music for a While – is dedicated to the music of Henry Purcell. This might be a great recording for the friends of the Elisabethean lute music of John Dowland and Thomas Robinson. My playlist contains some of the pieces form this CD at the end.

Additional Information

Wikipedia über Christina Pluhar (German)

Wikipedia about Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata

Website L’Arpeggiata

youtube chanel of L’Arpeggiata

A related article from my blog (in German) gitarrenbank.de

Partnerlink – CDs by Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata at Amazon:

 

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Jacopo Gianninoto and Luca Chiavinato – Exciting Projects with…

Jacopo Gianninoto is an Italian lutenist, guitarist and composer. I have found some pictures of a lute and baroque guitar in his tumblr. He currently works as a teacher for guitar and lute at the Assumption University in Bangkok.

He is currently a Full-Time Lute and Guitar lecturer and Special Advisor for the Department of Music Performance at the Assumption University of Bangkok, Thailand and collaborates with several international music institutions.

I have followed his links and watched some videos from his youtube channel and I have discovered some very interesting and exciting projects. The projects were realized in Bangkok, but also in Italy, mostly there were performances that combined music, dance, art, theater and literature. This is a video from the Baroque Me Baby project:

BAROQUE ME BABY @ THE SPACE BANGKOK

BAROQUE ME BABY at THE SPACE BANGKOK //
Jacopo Gianninoto: Baroque Guitar //
Sasapin Siriwanij: Performer //
Komtham Domrongchareon: Viola Da Gamba //
Nichada Jirawattanaphan: Percussions //
November 3rd, 2012

http://baroquemebaby.com
http://jacopo.gianninoto.it

Another project is presented in the following video:

Infinite Musings on Infinite Space

Jacopo Gianninoto
Nana Dakin
Sasapin Siriwanij
@ The Space Bangkok Art Gallery
September 21, 2013
Video by Voraprada Voratananchai and Peeranat Choodoung

I think it is very exciting to use the ancient instruments like lute and baroque guitar in very modern performances. I recommend that you visit the blog of Jacopo Gianninoto and the youtube channel. On the website you can find several recordings of lute music as free downloads.

Additional Information

tumblr: http://jacophotos.tumblr.com/

youtube channel Jacopo Gianninoto: http://www.youtube.com/user/ajaanjacopo

youtube channel Luca Chiavinato: http://www.youtube.com/user/lucachia

Website Jacopo Gianninoto: http://jacopo.gianninoto.it/

Free downloads: http://jacopo.gianninoto.it/downloads

Blog of Jacopo Gianninoto: http://www.retrogarde.net/

Wikipedia about Jacopo Gianninoto: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacopo_Gianninoto