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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/

lute

The “Luteduo” Anna Kowalska and Anton Birula plays Works…

The Luteduo with Anna Kowalska and Anton Birula plays works on two lutes and also on baroque guitar and theorbo, a combination that sounds very well together.

This is the famous Canarios by Gaspar Sanz played on baroque guitar and theorbo:

CANARIOS www.luteduo.com

BIALYSTOK EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL, POLAND 17.07.2009

Anna KOWALSKA baroque guitar
Anton BIRULA theorbo

Gaspar Sanz CANARIOS performed by LUTEDUO – a fantasy compilation … if Sanz ever met Bach…. The famous Canarios is intercepted by themes from J.S. Bach cello suites Nr 4 and 6

www.luteduo.com

In the next piece, a Ciaccona by Alessandro Piccinini, Anna Kowalska starts with a kind of tapping technique similar to the technique used on electric guitars:

CIACCONA www.luteduo.com

Alessandro Piccinini
Ciaccona in Partite Variate

www.luteduo.com Antoine Forqueray, La Morangis ou la Plissay

A Chaconne by Antoine Forqueray performed as a duo for baroque guitar and theorbo by Anna Kowalska & Anton Birula

Additional Information

youtube playlist with more videos of the Luteduo: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9F14DBA09F84CE16

From the biography found on the homepage of the Luteduo:

Anna Kowalska studied lute with Toyohiko Satoh, Nigel North and Joachim Held at the Royal Concervatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. Having been educated as a classical guitarist as well, Anna has covered a vast repertoire from the Renaissance to late Baroque including 19th century repertoire for historical guitar.

Anton Birula has studied the lute with Prof. Toyohiko Satoh at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague and with Prof. Konrad Junghaenel at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne. With his concentration on the extant solo literature for the Baroque lute Anton Birula has performed numerous lute recitals featuring music of J.S.Bach, S.L. Weiss and French lutenists. His special interests were transcriptions of J.S. Bach suites for solo cello and violin sonatas and partitas for the Baroque lute.

youtube channel Luteduo: http://www.youtube.com/user/LUTEDUO

Homepage: www.luteduo.com

Wikipedia about Gaspar Sanz (en.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaspar_Sanz

Sheet music of Gaspar Sanz on the J. F. Delcamp site: http://www.delcamppartiturasparaguitarra.com/gasparsanz.html

article about Gaspar Sanz and the baroque guitar (German): http://www.gitarrenmagazin.de/musikwissen/61-gaspar-sanz-und-die-barockgitarre

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mandolin and piano

Mandolin & Piano: The Duo “Esposito-Ameglio” – Calace, Barbella,…

The Duo “Esposito-Ameglio” has made available some videos from a concert given  Jan. 29th 2011 in Gennaio.

The program included works by Raffaele Calace for mandolin and piano, a beautifull Ave Maria by Caccini and the Concerto for Mandolin by Emanuele Barbella.

Paola Esposito

Born in Savona in 1978. She brilliantly concluded her mandolin studies in 2003 at the conservatory of Padova under the supervision of Maestro Ugo Orlandi, becoming one of only two qualified mandolin players in all of Liguria.

She plays a “Pandini” mandolin (Ferrara 1998), and a “Calace” mandolin (Napoli 2006).

Together with Giorgio Ameglio on the piano she has founded the Duo Esposito-Ameglio to play the original music composed for mandolin and piano as well as selected transcriptions for mandolin and piano.

More videos from concerts given in 2009 can be found in the youtube channel of Paola Esposito. It is also possible to download several mp3 files with recordings from the homepage of the duo.

There are several concerts planned for this year 2011, including a concert in Wolfsburg in Germany on March 22.

Caccini – Ave Maria

Playlist Duo Esposito -Ameglio

Additional information

Homepage: http://www.duoespositoameglio.com/

mp3 downloads: http://www.duoespositoameglio.com/download/mp3/

youtube channel Paola Esposito: http://www.youtube.com/user/paolamandolino

youtube channel Duo Esposito Ameglio: http://www.youtube.com/user/DuoEspositoAmeglio

More blog posts about Italy: http://www.mandoisland.com/?tag=italy

mandolin and guitar

The Duo TnT – Steffen Trekel and Michael Tröster…

The Duo Steffen Trekel (mandolin) and Michael Tröster (guitar) ist definitivly one of the most importand duos for mandolin and guitar in Germany and all over the world.

When they travelled to Japan and Korea in 2009 a set of videos has been recorded showing the most importand pieces the duo plays. This includes several compositions that have been composed for the duo.

Enjoy the duo TnT – Steffen Trekel – mandolin – and Michael Tröster – guitar.

Playlist Duo Trekel-Tröster

Additional information

youtube channel DuoTnT04: http://www.youtube.com/user/DuoTnT04

Homepage Steffen Trekel: http://www.steffen-trekel.de

Homepage Michael Tröster: http://www.michael-troester.de/