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Celtic Connections 2017 – A Great Festival for Celtic…

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

 

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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

Subscribe to the Folk Radio UK Newsletter to get the monthly Covermount Mix!

Kyrre Slind at vimeo

favorite tunes

72nd Highlanders Farewell to Aberdeen – Mandolin, Recorder, Bagpipe

72nd’s Farewell to Aberdeen Lament and Hoedown

played on the mandolin by Mike Romkey

Farewell to Aberdeen – (Versión en castellano)

played on recorder and guitar

Melodía escocesa interpretada por flauta dulce soprano y guitarra española.
Esta versión aparece en castellano.
La melodía se suele tocar con bandas de gaitas escocesas

The 72nd Highlanders Farewell To Aberdeen

Playlist 72nd Farewell to Aberdeen

Sheet music for this march can be found on the website of the  Scottish Fiddle School on the following page (2003)

You can also find the sheet music fot this march on the following sites:

On the mandolin you can play the whole melody also one octave lower to get a lower sound – try it!

Additional information about the Scottish Fiddle School and the free sheet music available on the website can be found in my related article:

mandolin sheet music

The Warlocks (Strathspey) – With Sheet Music and Tips…

Yesterday I have played some tunes that I have found on the site of the Scottish Fiddle School in Boston some time ago. Especially the first tune in the 2003 collection is a great tune that I like to play – “The Warlocks”.

I have found some  youtube videos of the piece:

Strathspey, March, and Reel

A slower version – The Warlocks starts at ca.  4:22.

Warlocks

An awkward occurence in some tunes is having to play notes on the same fret on adjacent strings. Here Nigel Gatherer demonstrates his method of approaching the problem, using a 19th century fiddle tune – The Warlocks – as an example.

Playlist The Warlocks

Sheet music can be found on the site of the Scottish Fiddle School in Boston – more information in the following post:

Scottish Fiddle School – Jigs and Reels, Strathspeys and Waltzes – Free Sheet Music for Fiddle, Cello and Mandolin

The sheet music collections for the last years are available on: http://scottishfiddleschool.org/music/

Enjoy playing “The Warlocks”!

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