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This is our biggest show ever! A real MONSTER of a show with an excerpt from the fascinating book, British Witch Legends of Sussex which you can get hold of from the publisher Country Books, a great story by Rudyard Kipling all about that tricky Fey, Puck and six pieces of great Fairy-inspired music. It's all topped off by two poems - including one poem read by our 9-year old Grand-daughter, Amielia!

Full show-notes, details and Contributor pages over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/sussex

Running Order:

We hope you enjoy it!

Gary & Ruthie x x

Released: 3rd April 2017, 1hr 51m

It's always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe

News & Views

We bring you up-to-date with the progress of the website updates and let you know that the Scripting for Branwen, Daughter of Ll?r, is nearing completion. We also let you know that all of our shows are now hosted on the much more secure and speedier Libsyn servers, and the Shownotes pages can also be found there.

 

Pica Pica

by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch

Pica Pica is a song stitched together from Magpie rhymes. Fishe or Fowle is Kate and Corwen's new duo CD. It is a double CD with 25 tracks. Available now, as a physical CD from their website or to download from Bandcamp.

They are musicians, instrument makers and workshop leaders who perform folk music and drama, recreate Ancient music and instruments, make crafts, run workshops for schools and demonstrate at museums and other events. You can find out more about these talented folks on their website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Trip to Skye/Dance to your Daddy

by Mike Gulston

This beautiful Medley is made up by Mike's version of Trip to Skye, that he has sped up to a Mazurka rhythm and a beautiful rendition of Dance to your Daddy. He has written his own extra verse to this traditional English folk song. Mike's new solo album, Barking, was released in May 2016, an eclectic collection of traditional and modern songs, ranging from totally silly to tragic, romantic and singalong.

For more details about Mike, and his work with Blanche Rowen, see their website or our Contributor Page.

 

British Witch Legends of Sussex

by Shaun Cooper

The book includes over sixty Sussex witch legends, mostly in their original texts, and they are compared with witch legends from the rest of the country - so the book is essentially a comparative study of witch legends, albeit with a very strong Sussex emphasis. Other subjects covered are: Sussex fairy and Devil legends, and dragons, Roman roads, the origins and dissemination of witch legends, and so forth.

You can see an interactive map of this area on Google Maps or download the KML file for Google Maps/Earth.

You can find out more about Shaun and where to get hold of his book on our Contributor Page on with his Publisher, Country Books.

We discuss which tribes might fall into the categories of Iron Age 'A', 'B' and 'C' Celts that are referred to in the reading. Although there are some discrepancies with the dating, the history does make sense when compared with the movements of the Atrebates, Catevellauni and Cantiaci tribes at the time of the Roman Conquest of Britain (A.d. 43). Our sources are:

 

Faerie Tale

by Spiral Dance

Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time.

We are privileged to bring you the evocative track, Faerie Tale from their album Magick, for our Sussex Celts Show, and you can find the lyrics on their site. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on our Contributor Page.

 

Scarborough Faire

by Jenna Greene & Kellianna

Kellianna is an American Neo-Celtic singer and songwriter internationally renowned for her powerful performance of song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places and ancient times. Jenna Greene, "The Greene Lady", is a weaver of musical myth and magic. With a voice that is both ethereal and soulful, she sings of ancient lore, finding wonder and following dreams.

Scarborough Faire is just one of the heart-lifting traditional folk songs on the wonderful collaborative album, Traditions, by Kellianna. You can find out more about the Kellianna on her Contributor Page or more about Jenna Greene on her Contributor Page.

We talk about the origins of the original Scarborough Fair and the significance of the Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme herbs.

 

Cold Iron from 'Rewards and Fairies'

by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature, and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Rewards and Fairies is a historical fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling published in 1910. The book consists of a series of short stories set in historical times with a linking contemporary narrative. Dan and Una are two children, living in the Weald of Sussex in the area of Kipling's own home Bateman's.

Bateman's, Sussex

They have encountered Puck and he magically conjures up real and fictional individuals from Sussex's past to tell the children some aspect of its history and prehistory, though the episodes are not always historically accurate. Another recurring character is Old Hobden who represents the continuity of the inhabitants of the land. His ancestors sometimes appear in the stories and seem very much like him.

The full text of Rewards & Fairies can be found on Project Gutenberg. For more details about Rudyard Kipling visit the Wiki Page or Kipling Societ's website.

 

Shakespeare's Puck & Sussex Pharisees

We discuss how Shakespeare may have heard the folklore of Puck on his travels with the Elizabethan court. The local Sussex word for Fairies, Pharisees, comes from the double plural found in the dialect - 'fairies-ies' or 'pharisees'.

"Then we have 'Puck' or 'Pook', which is derived from the Saxon word 'Puca', meaning a Goblin (Smith 1956 p.74). Both modern forms are common in placenames as will be seen later in this article, but also occurs as dialect description of fairies, but not just Goblins, which are seen as mischievous or nasty fairies (Simpson & Roud 2000 p.286). 'Dobbs' or 'Master Dobbs' is a name used for a house fairy that helps with the housework. If someone has been working harder than expected, it was often said of them that 'Master Dobbs has been helping you' (Parish & Hall 1957 p.31)." [Sussexarch.org]

 

Iron from Stone

by Damh the Bard


This song, Iron from Stone, is inspired by the earlier song, Scarborough Faire. Damh tells us:

"Scarborough Faire is an amazing song. Such a wonderful melody and lyric that tells of all of the impossible tasks a human woman would need to achieve to be with a man from Elfland. But I began to wonder…

"These wonderful folk songs have been left us by anonymous writers from years ago and have been sung ever since. But is there another story behind Scarborough Faire? What about that songwriter from years ago? What inspired them to write such a song? So I thought I would tell that story." Damh the Bard

You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page on our website.

 

Cold Iron

by Rudyard Kipling

Puck, Dan & Una

"Cold Iron" is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling published as the introduction to Rewards and Fairies in 1910. In 1983, Leslie Fish set the poem to music and recorded it as the title track on her fifth cassette-tape album.

 

Song of the Travelling Fairies

by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch

Song of the Travelling Fairies is a Manx lullaby collected in 1930 by Mona Douglas from Caesar Cashin who said that after each verse there used to be a little dance imitating the movements of the particular bird named. It comes from Fishe or Fowle - Kate and Corwen's new duo CD. It is a double CD with 25 tracks. Available now, as a physical CD from their website or to download from Bandcamp.

 

Listener Feedback

from Natasha in Portsmouth

We play some Audio feedback from Natasha in Portsmouth who recommends the lovely music of Lisa Thiel.

 

There are fairies at the bottom of our garden

by Rose Fyleman, read by Amielia

Rose Fyleman (1877–1957) was an English writer and poet, noted for her works on the fairy folk, for children. Her poem There are fairies at the bottom of our garden was set to music by English composer Liza Lehmann. This classic, famous and iconic poem first appeared in her book, Fairies and Chimneys, in 1917. It is read here by our 9-year-old grand-daughter, Amielia who makes her reading debut on our Show!

 

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BertycoX, for Rain in a Desert from Film'O Graf. See the Contributor Page for details.

Armolithae, for Endless Blue from Artanis and Journey from Beneath the Iron Star. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kenjiakira, For all the children of the earth from Azur Requiem. See the Contributor Page for details.

Julien Boulier, for Dogen Poignance from Erable and Remanence Prisme from the album Remanence. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Pascal SER'JACOBS, for Realité virtuelle from the album Confusion. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Keltoria, for The Gathering Storm from the album Lia Fail (Stone of Destiny) and Hollow Hills from Beyond the Wildwood. See the Contributor Page for more details.

XCyril, for Max s'introduit chez Zeger et commence a fouiller from the album Alter Ego. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Esgi, for Dawn of Mind, from the album Echoes in Time. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Victor Stellar, for Kaleidoscope. See the Contributor Page for more details.

VS, for Libera from Libera. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Flavio Simone, Absence infini from Orchestrale. See his Contributor Page for more details.

Adragante, for Harmonies from Harmonie Cosmique. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Tolen, Free Play Music

 

For incidental music:

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise. See the Contributor Page for more details.

Jigger, Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor Page for more details.

 

For our Theme Music:

The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.

Additional Sources

OBOD

And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!

 

Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music

(in Alphabetic order)

Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page.

Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.

Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.

The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page.

Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page.

Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page.

Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.

S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page.

Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page.

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1 May 2017 @ 01:00 am +0000 http://celticmythpodshow.com/ Celtic Myth Podshow Folklore, Fairies, Cold Iron of Sussex and Puck of Pook\'s Hill This is our biggest show ever! A real MONSTER of a show with an excerpt from the fascinating book, British Witch Legends of Sussex which you can get hold of from the publisher Country Books, a great story by Rudyard Kipling all about that tricky Fey, Puck and six pieces of great Fairy-inspired music. It\'s all topped off by two poems - including one poem read by our 9-year old Grand-daughter, Amielia! Full show-notes, details and Contributor pages over at our main Website at http://celticmythpodshow.com/sussex Running Order: Intro 0:41 News & Views 2:05 Sussex Farms, Lore & Augury 3:10 Pica Pica by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch 6:17 Ecology and the \'Downs\' of Sussex 9:09 Trip to Skye/Dance to your Daddy by Mike Gulston 14:15 British Witch Legends of Sussex, Pt.1 by Shaun Cooper 18:28 Celtic Tribes 23:37 Faerie Tale by Spiral Dance 24:35 British Witch Legends of Sussex, Pt.2 by Shaun Cooper 27:34 Scarborough Faire by Jenna Greene & Kellianna 39:57 All about the origins of Scarborough Fair 43:23 Cold Iron from \'Rewards and Fairies\' by Rudyard Kipling 45:55 Shakespeare\'s Puck & Sussex Pharisees 1:21:39 Iron from Stone by Damh the Bard 1:26:00 Show Summary 1:33:56 Song of the Travelling Fairies by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch 1:39:57 Listener Feedback - Natasha 1:44:08 Fairies by Rose Fyleman 1:45:33 Outtakes 1:48:54 We hope you enjoy it! Gary & Ruthie x x Released: 3rd April 2017, 1hr 51m It\'s always great to hear from you! Email garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com, or call us using Speakpipe News & Views We bring you up-to-date with the progress of the website updates and let you know that the Scripting for Branwen, Daughter of Ll?r, is nearing completion. We also let you know that all of our shows are now hosted on the much more secure and speedier Libsyn servers, and the Shownotes pages can also be found there.   Pica Pica by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch Pica Pica is a song stitched together from Magpie rhymes. Fishe or Fowle is Kate and Corwen\'s new duo CD. It is a double CD with 25 tracks. Available now, as a physical CD from their website or to download from Bandcamp. They are musicians, instrument makers and workshop leaders who perform folk music and drama, recreate Ancient music and instruments, make crafts, run workshops for schools and demonstrate at museums and other events. You can find out more about these talented folks on their website or on our Contributor Page.   Trip to Skye/Dance to your Daddy by Mike Gulston This beautiful Medley is made up by Mike\'s version of Trip to Skye, that he has sped up to a Mazurka rhythm and a beautiful rendition of Dance to your Daddy. He has written his own extra verse to this traditional English folk song. Mike\'s new solo album, Barking, was released in May 2016, an eclectic collection of traditional and modern songs, ranging from totally silly to tragic, romantic and singalong. For more details about Mike, and his work with Blanche Rowen, see their website or our Contributor Page.   British Witch Legends of Sussex by Shaun Cooper The book includes over sixty Sussex witch legends, mostly in their original texts, and they are compared with witch legends from the rest of the country - so the book is essentially a comparative study of witch legends, albeit with a very strong Sussex emphasis. Other subjects covered are: Sussex fairy and Devil legends, and dragons, Roman roads, the origins and dissemination of witch legends, and so forth. You can see an interactive map of this area on Google Maps or download the KML file for Google Maps/Earth. You can find out more about Shaun and where to get hold of his book on our Contributor Page on with his Publisher, Country Books. We discuss which tribes might fall into the categories of Iron Age \'A\', \'B\' and \'C\' Celts that are referred to in the reading. Although there are some discrepancies with the dating, the history does make sense when compared with the movements of the Atrebates, Catevellauni and Cantiaci tribes at the time of the Roman Conquest of Britain (A.d. 43). Our sources are: http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainAtrebates.htm http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainCatuvellauni.htm http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainCantii.htm http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsBritain/BritainRegninses.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atrebates https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verica https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantiaci https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regnenses   Faerie Tale by Spiral Dance Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, evocative fiddle, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time. We are privileged to bring you the evocative track, Faerie Tale from their album Magick, for our Sussex Celts Show, and you can find the lyrics on their site. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on our Contributor Page.   Scarborough Faire by Jenna Greene & Kellianna Kellianna is an American Neo-Celtic singer and songwriter internationally renowned for her powerful performance of song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places and ancient times. Jenna Greene, \"The Greene Lady\", is a weaver of musical myth and magic. With a voice that is both ethereal and soulful, she sings of ancient lore, finding wonder and following dreams. Scarborough Faire is just one of the heart-lifting traditional folk songs on the wonderful collaborative album, Traditions, by Kellianna. You can find out more about the Kellianna on her Contributor Page or more about Jenna Greene on her Contributor Page. We talk about the origins of the original Scarborough Fair and the significance of the Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme herbs.   Cold Iron from \'Rewards and Fairies\' by Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling\'s works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), Puck of Pook\'s Hill (1906) and many short stories, including \"The Man Who Would Be King\" (1888). His poems include \"Mandalay\" (1890), \"Gunga Din\" (1890), \"The Gods of the Copybook Headings\" (1919), \"The White Man\'s Burden\" (1899), and \"If—\" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children\'s books are classics of children\'s literature, and one critic described his work as exhibiting \"a versatile and luminous narrative gift\". Rewards and Fairies is a historical fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling published in 1910. The book consists of a series of short stories set in historical times with a linking contemporary narrative. Dan and Una are two children, living in the Weald of Sussex in the area of Kipling\'s own home Bateman\'s. Bateman\'s, Sussex They have encountered Puck and he magically conjures up real and fictional individuals from Sussex\'s past to tell the children some aspect of its history and prehistory, though the episodes are not always historically accurate. Another recurring character is Old Hobden who represents the continuity of the inhabitants of the land. His ancestors sometimes appear in the stories and seem very much like him. The full text of Rewards & Fairies can be found on Project Gutenberg. For more details about Rudyard Kipling visit the Wiki Page or Kipling Societ\'s website.   Shakespeare\'s Puck & Sussex Pharisees We discuss how Shakespeare may have heard the folklore of Puck on his travels with the Elizabethan court. The local Sussex word for Fairies, Pharisees, comes from the double plural found in the dialect - \'fairies-ies\' or \'pharisees\'. \"Then we have \'Puck\' or \'Pook\', which is derived from the Saxon word \'Puca\', meaning a Goblin (Smith 1956 p.74). Both modern forms are common in placenames as will be seen later in this article, but also occurs as dialect description of fairies, but not just Goblins, which are seen as mischievous or nasty fairies (Simpson & Roud 2000 p.286). \'Dobbs\' or \'Master Dobbs\' is a name used for a house fairy that helps with the housework. If someone has been working harder than expected, it was often said of them that \'Master Dobbs has been helping you\' (Parish & Hall 1957 p.31).\" [Sussexarch.org]   Iron from Stone by Damh the Bard This song, Iron from Stone, is inspired by the earlier song, Scarborough Faire. Damh tells us: \"Scarborough Faire is an amazing song. Such a wonderful melody and lyric that tells of all of the impossible tasks a human woman would need to achieve to be with a man from Elfland. But I began to wonder… \"These wonderful folk songs have been left us by anonymous writers from years ago and have been sung ever since. But is there another story behind Scarborough Faire? What about that songwriter from years ago? What inspired them to write such a song? So I thought I would tell that story.\" Damh the Bard You can find his music on iTunes, or from his website, Pagan Music. He is also the voice behind Druidcast, the official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD, for short) - modern day Druids. You can find Druidcast here and find out more about OBOD here. You can find out more details about Damh on his Contributor page on our website.   Cold Iron by Rudyard Kipling Puck, Dan & Una \"Cold Iron\" is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling published as the introduction to Rewards and Fairies in 1910. In 1983, Leslie Fish set the poem to music and recorded it as the title track on her fifth cassette-tape album.   Song of the Travelling Fairies by Kate Fletcher & Corwen Broch Song of the Travelling Fairies is a Manx lullaby collected in 1930 by Mona Douglas from Caesar Cashin who said that after each verse there used to be a little dance imitating the movements of the particular bird named. It comes from Fishe or Fowle - Kate and Corwen\'s new duo CD. It is a double CD with 25 tracks. Available now, as a physical CD from their website or to download from Bandcamp.   Listener Feedback from Natasha in Portsmouth We play some Audio feedback from Natasha in Portsmouth who recommends the lovely music of Lisa Thiel.   There are fairies at the bottom of our garden by Rose Fyleman, read by Amielia Rose Fyleman (1877–1957) was an English writer and poet, noted for her works on the fairy folk, for children. Her poem There are fairies at the bottom of our garden was set to music by English composer Liza Lehmann. This classic, famous and iconic poem first appeared in her book, Fairies and Chimneys, in 1917. It is read here by our 9-year-old grand-daughter, Amielia who makes her reading debut on our Show!   Get EXTRA content in the Celtic Myth Podshow App for iOS, Android & Windows Contact Us: You can leave us a message by using the Speakpipe Email us at: garyandruth@celticmythpodshow.com. Facebook fan-page http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow, Twitter (@CelticMythShow) or Snapchat (@garyandruth), Pinterest (celticmythshow) or Instagram (celticmythshow)   Help Spread the Word: Please also consider leaving us a rating, a review and subscribing in iTunes or \'Liking\' our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CelticMythPodshow as it helps let people discover our show - thank you :) If you\'ve enjoyed the show, would you mind sharing it on Twitter please? Click here to post a tweet! Ways to subscribe to the Celtic Myth Podshow: Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via RSS Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Special Thanks BertycoX, for Rain in a Desert from Film\'O Graf. See the Contributor Page for details. Armolithae, for Endless Blue from Artanis and Journey from Beneath the Iron Star. See the Contributor Page for details. Kenjiakira, For all the children of the earth from Azur Requiem. See the Contributor Page for details. Julien Boulier, for Dogen Poignance from Erable and Remanence Prisme from the album Remanence. See the Contributor Page for more details. Pascal SER\'JACOBS, for Realité virtuelle from the album Confusion. See the Contributor Page for more details. Keltoria, for The Gathering Storm from the album Lia Fail (Stone of Destiny) and Hollow Hills from Beyond the Wildwood. See the Contributor Page for more details. XCyril, for Max s\'introduit chez Zeger et commence a fouiller from the album Alter Ego. See the Contributor Page for more details. Esgi, for Dawn of Mind, from the album Echoes in Time. See the Contributor Page for more details. Victor Stellar, for Kaleidoscope. See the Contributor Page for more details. VS, for Libera from Libera. See the Contributor Page for more details. Flavio Simone, Absence infini from Orchestrale. See his Contributor Page for more details. Adragante, for Harmonies from Harmonie Cosmique. See the Contributor Page for more details. Tolen, Free Play Music   For incidental music: Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details. Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise. See the Contributor Page for more details. Jigger, Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor Page for more details.   For our Theme Music: The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann\'s Hounds. See their Contributor page for details. Additional Sources OBOD And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!   Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music (in Alphabetic order) Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor page. Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page. Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page. Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page. The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor page. Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor page. Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor page. Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page. S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor page. Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor page. SaveWe finish off by wishing you \'Hwyl Fawr\', which is Welsh for \'Goodbye and have fun\'!     Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Celtic Myth Podshow http://celticmythpodshow.com/
SnC 429 – Finale The ever-interesting Jordan Reyne features on this the final Suffolk'n'Cool weekly show.

The ever-interesting Jordan Reyne features on this the final Suffolk'n'Cool weekly show. (Photo: S?awek Niedlich)

A retrospective show this week to celebrate the past (almost) nine years of weekly Suffolk’n’Cool shows.

There’s a mixture of old and relatively new music from artists that have a significance for me always, initially for their music and also , in many cases for the personal contact and friendships that have developed and continue to this day.

Sadly, this is the final SnC weekly show and there’s an awful lot of music, so brace yourself!

 

BratcherHappy – Jimmie Bratcher (Kansas City, USA)

Jimmie Bratcher was unhesitating when he granted permission to use his instrumental track Happy from his album Red as the main Suffolk ‘n’ Cool signature tune. Jimmie is a fine blues player (and preacher) from Kansas City.

His most recent album, Secretly Famous, was also produced by Jim Gains (Carlos Santana, Steve Miller, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Huey Lewis, etc) is available through his site.

www.jimmiebratcher.com

 

Ben CaplanSouthbound – Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Ben Caplan is a larger than life character with a really interesting take on life. He puts together bands for different tours (always called The Casual Smoikers) and Codger, Grumbler and I had the pleasure of hanging out with them all at The Great Escape a couple of years ago.

Ben’s over here again this month and will be playing dates in Ireland 15 – 21 October with shows in CLONAKILTY, DINGLE, KILKEE, BALLYVAUGHN, and DUBLIN.

bencaplan.ca

facebook.com/thecasualsmokers

@bencaplanmusic

 

SydneyAlright – Sydney Wayser (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Sydney won our artist of the Month feature a bit back when she also had a rather fetching video that was partly shot at a performance I was at  in New York’s The Living Room a couple of years ago.

This seems the perfect excuse to play another track and to suggest that you pick up the whole Bell Choir Coast album for yourself.

sydneywayser.com

 

MatadorCog In The Machine – Will Knox (New York/London)

Will’s site is minimal right now but there’s a new album on the way.

The first video on his home page was shot at the fabulous Flux Studios in Manhattan whose boss FAB I know, from personal experience, knows how to throw a great studio and rooftop party.

Will recorded The Matador and the Acrobat at Flux with his band, hugely talented musicians every one. Meredith McCandless performed some serious alchemy in engineering the album and the magic that is Flux, shines through the video.

http://www.will-knox.com

Just in case the site changes, here’s another video for one of Will’s newer songs, Lucky Man.

 

JordanFactory Nation – Jordan Reyne (London)

Jordan became a permanent fixture in the SnC psyche a few years ago. Her distinctive steam-punk tinged music stretches the brain. She’s recorded a couple of Sessions ay the Barn with us and has become a friend in the process.

It is quite fitting that she has written a fascinating and insightful piece on her blog about creativity. Well worth a read http://jordanreyne.tumblr.com/post/89952952919/creativity-a-guide-to-making-it-happen-without-any

“Jordan grew up on a remote peninsula on New Zealand's west coast, 3 hours drive from the nearest city. She began making music by collecting bits of iron and discarded farm implements, banging them together and singing at the top of her lungs. When her parents could stand it no longer, they bought her a guitar. Her sense of the land, and peoples relationships to machines and nature remain a key part of her work.

Jordan left her homeland for Germany in 2005 and moved on to the UK in 2011. She currently lives in London, touring Europe annually.”

She’s regularly playing live in Second Life – check her site for scheduled shows.

You can download music from her site and find out more about this remarkable woman. Do it now.

www.jordanreyne.com

https://twitter.com/jordanreyne

 

ValhallaBurn – Grace Valhalla (Nancy, France)

I’ve been a serious fan of Grace Valhalla’s work for the very early days of SnC. She first popped up in show 94 back in 2007. This is from her album PEAK~.

She has released quite a few albums since her first in 2006 her instinctive talent for creating quite captivating music is remarkable. Lots is available on Jamendo and more on iTunes, Juno, Amazon etc, details on her site.

gracevalhalla.tumblr.com

facebook.com/gracevalhalla.official

jamendo.com/en/artist/2208/grace-valhalla

 

MarcLa Plaie Et Le Couteau – Marc Farre (New York, USA)

A gorgeous track from my dear friend Marc who typifies the best of thoughtful French and New York sensibilities in his intelligent song writing and performance. A true gent, it’s always a treat to have dinner with Marc generally at the wonderful Cafe Asean the West Village. Ah, those glass noodles!

Always showing up with something new and interesting check out his beautiful site.

http://marcfarre.com

Here’s a video of the rather dark Harry

 

FATTTB-BattlesBattles – Funke and the Two Tone Baby (Margate, Kent, UK) direct

Ah, what can we say about Dan (aka Funke)? Strikingly original songs, energetic performance and a thoroughly great guy. He played a spectacular Session at the Barn for us, from which the barn is almost recovered.

He’s a hard-working musician playing small gigs across England and beyond. Catch him if you can. His most recent album The Last Thing We’ll See Is The Sea is out now.

funkeandthetwotonebaby.co.uk

Here’s The Great Storm, from his most recent album

 

Nordgarden BBMy Father The Sailor – Nordgarden (Norway and Italy) direct

Terje Nordgarden is another real friend of the show having recorded our first Session at the Barn way back.

A deeply personal song My Father shows his understated song-craft. It’s from his album A Brighter Kind of Blue (2006) on which quite a number of tracks feature guitar voice and trumpery. An unusual but really effective combination.

His most recent release Dieci is sung in Italian throughout.

He has shows in Italy tomorrow and the next night, details on his site

nordgarden.info

 

bagasdegolBodmin Dubbing – Bagas Degol (Cornwall, UK)

No celebratory tour of SnC could be complete without a dose of solid Cornish dub with bagpipes. So, it’s as well that we still have access to the majestic music of Bagas Degol and their seminal album Party Like It’s 1399. The band is no more (as I understand it and I’d love to be wrong) but their Cornish language work is remarkable and very, very Celtic.

cdbaby.com/cd/bagasdegol

Try this the for size too:

 

pcp_200x200To give credit where it is most certainly due, Pete Cogle discovered this album on the old Podsafe Music Network way back in the day. Pete consistently finds “weird and wonderful” music for us.

petecogle.co.uk

That’s the end of Suffolk’n’Cool in its current form. It’s been a blast and a labour of real love to bring you the best I can find every week as your blast of fresh musical air.

The weekly show may be stopping but I’ll be popping up now and again with something for you, perhaps a Session at the Barn, a special feature, a video to share or a report from one of the music events I’m planning to get to. So not so much an end as a refresh.

The site isn’t going away and new developments and episodes will appear here.

If you want to be sure to get whatever’s coming down the track, be sure to subscribe through iTunes or Stitcher or any of the podcast subscription services.

My thanks to all the artists, labels and publicists who have kept up a relentless flow of interesting music for me to select from. Of course, the artists and labels are all independents and I’ve been delighted to do what I can to support them. I hope you’ll continue to do so.

Finally, of course, my thanks to you, for taking the time to listen. You really are the stars of the independent music world. Without loyal fans (or perhaps it’s patrons) oiling the wheels, the real music economy would stop.

Thank you so much; I’ll catch you later.

Mind how you go.

 

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1 Oct 2014 @ 08:57 am +0000 http://suffolkandcool.com Suffolk 'n' Cool - International Indie Music Podcast The ever-interesting Jordan Reyne features on this the final Suffolk\'n\'Cool weekly show. (Photo: S?awek Niedlich) A retrospective show this week to celebrate the past (almost) nine years of weekly Suffolk’n’Cool shows. There’s a mixture of old and relatively new music from artists that have a significance for me always, initially for their music and also , in many cases for the personal contact and friendships that have developed and continue to this day. Sadly, this is the final SnC weekly show and there’s an awful lot of music, so brace yourself!   Happy – Jimmie Bratcher (Kansas City, USA) Jimmie Bratcher was unhesitating when he granted permission to use his instrumental track Happy from his album Red as the main Suffolk ‘n’ Cool signature tune. Jimmie is a fine blues player (and preacher) from Kansas City. His most recent album, Secretly Famous, was also produced by Jim Gains (Carlos Santana, Steve Miller, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Huey Lewis, etc) is available through his site. www.jimmiebratcher.com   Southbound – Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) Ben Caplan is a larger than life character with a really interesting take on life. He puts together bands for different tours (always called The Casual Smoikers) and Codger, Grumbler and I had the pleasure of hanging out with them all at The Great Escape a couple of years ago. Ben’s over here again this month and will be playing dates in Ireland 15 – 21 October with shows in CLONAKILTY, DINGLE, KILKEE, BALLYVAUGHN, and DUBLIN. bencaplan.ca facebook.com/thecasualsmokers @bencaplanmusic   Alright – Sydney Wayser (Los Angeles, CA, USA) Sydney won our artist of the Month feature a bit back when she also had a rather fetching video that was partly shot at a performance I was at  in New York’s The Living Room a couple of years ago. This seems the perfect excuse to play another track and to suggest that you pick up the whole Bell Choir Coast album for yourself. sydneywayser.com   Cog In The Machine – Will Knox (New York/London) Will’s site is minimal right now but there’s a new album on the way. The first video on his home page was shot at the fabulous Flux Studios in Manhattan whose boss FAB I know, from personal experience, knows how to throw a great studio and rooftop party. Will recorded The Matador and the Acrobat at Flux with his band, hugely talented musicians every one. Meredith McCandless performed some serious alchemy in engineering the album and the magic that is Flux, shines through the video. http://www.will-knox.com Just in case the site changes, here’s another video for one of Will’s newer songs, Lucky Man.   Factory Nation – Jordan Reyne (London) Jordan became a permanent fixture in the SnC psyche a few years ago. Her distinctive steam-punk tinged music stretches the brain. She’s recorded a couple of Sessions ay the Barn with us and has become a friend in the process. It is quite fitting that she has written a fascinating and insightful piece on her blog about creativity. Well worth a read http://jordanreyne.tumblr.com/post/89952952919/creativity-a-guide-to-making-it-happen-without-any “Jordan grew up on a remote peninsula on New Zealand\'s west coast, 3 hours drive from the nearest city. She began making music by collecting bits of iron and discarded farm implements, banging them together and singing at the top of her lungs. When her parents could stand it no longer, they bought her a guitar. Her sense of the land, and peoples relationships to machines and nature remain a key part of her work. Jordan left her homeland for Germany in 2005 and moved on to the UK in 2011. She currently lives in London, touring Europe annually.” She’s regularly playing live in Second Life – check her site for scheduled shows. You can download music from her site and find out more about this remarkable woman. Do it now. www.jordanreyne.com https://twitter.com/jordanreyne   Burn – Grace Valhalla (Nancy, France) I’ve been a serious fan of Grace Valhalla’s work for the very early days of SnC. She first popped up in show 94 back in 2007. This is from her album PEAK~. She has released quite a few albums since her first in 2006 her instinctive talent for creating quite captivating music is remarkable. Lots is available on Jamendo and more on iTunes, Juno, Amazon etc, details on her site. gracevalhalla.tumblr.com facebook.com/gracevalhalla.official jamendo.com/en/artist/2208/grace-valhalla   La Plaie Et Le Couteau – Marc Farre (New York, USA) A gorgeous track from my dear friend Marc who typifies the best of thoughtful French and New York sensibilities in his intelligent song writing and performance. A true gent, it’s always a treat to have dinner with Marc generally at the wonderful Cafe Asean the West Village. Ah, those glass noodles! Always showing up with something new and interesting check out his beautiful site. http://marcfarre.com Here’s a video of the rather dark Harry   Battles – Funke and the Two Tone Baby (Margate, Kent, UK) direct Ah, what can we say about Dan (aka Funke)? Strikingly original songs, energetic performance and a thoroughly great guy. He played a spectacular Session at the Barn for us, from which the barn is almost recovered. He’s a hard-working musician playing small gigs across England and beyond. Catch him if you can. His most recent album The Last Thing We’ll See Is The Sea is out now. funkeandthetwotonebaby.co.uk Here’s The Great Storm, from his most recent album   My Father The Sailor – Nordgarden (Norway and Italy) direct Terje Nordgarden is another real friend of the show having recorded our first Session at the Barn way back. A deeply personal song My Father shows his understated song-craft. It’s from his album A Brighter Kind of Blue (2006) on which quite a number of tracks feature guitar voice and trumpery. An unusual but really effective combination. His most recent release Dieci is sung in Italian throughout. He has shows in Italy tomorrow and the next night, details on his site nordgarden.info   Bodmin Dubbing – Bagas Degol (Cornwall, UK) No celebratory tour of SnC could be complete without a dose of solid Cornish dub with bagpipes. So, it’s as well that we still have access to the majestic music of Bagas Degol and their seminal album Party Like It’s 1399. The band is no more (as I understand it and I’d love to be wrong) but their Cornish language work is remarkable and very, very Celtic. cdbaby.com/cd/bagasdegol Try this the for size too:   To give credit where it is most certainly due, Pete Cogle discovered this album on the old Podsafe Music Network way back in the day. Pete consistently finds “weird and wonderful” music for us. petecogle.co.uk That’s the end of Suffolk’n’Cool in its current form. It’s been a blast and a labour of real love to bring you the best I can find every week as your blast of fresh musical air. The weekly show may be stopping but I’ll be popping up now and again with something for you, perhaps a Session at the Barn, a special feature, a video to share or a report from one of the music events I’m planning to get to. So not so much an end as a refresh. The site isn’t going away and new developments and episodes will appear here. If you want to be sure to get whatever’s coming down the track, be sure to subscribe through iTunes or Stitcher or any of the podcast subscription services. My thanks to all the artists, labels and publicists who have kept up a relentless flow of interesting music for me to select from. Of course, the artists and labels are all independents and I’ve been delighted to do what I can to support them. I hope you’ll continue to do so. Finally, of course, my thanks to you, for taking the time to listen. You really are the stars of the independent music world. Without loyal fans (or perhaps it’s patrons) oiling the wheels, the real music economy would stop. Thank you so much; I’ll catch you later. Mind how you go.   Suffolk 'n' Cool - International Indie Music Podcast http://suffolkandcool.com
SnC 426 – Wildly West WATW

We Are The West are back with a brand new EP. Excellent news!

We’ve got a live recording from the high desert of New Mexico, Ghostly sounds from Seattle, Afrobeat from Brooklyn and to start, songs collected by a biologist in the Carpathian mountains of Central and Eastern Europe over a hundred years ago.

 

DalavaEj, Lasko, lasko – Aram Bajakian & Julia Ulehla (Dálava) (New York City, USA) Rock Paper

A biologist was so enchanted by the music of a small Moravian village at the western hem of the Carpathians over a hundred years ago that he meticulously transcribed them into a tome of a book.

The songs had been carefully preserved. But how could they come alive over a hundred years later?

The NYC based band Dálava gives a beautifully idiosyncratic answer with their eponymous debut album (release: October 14, 2014). Based on the Moravian folk songs transcribed by biologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Vladimir Úlehla, and led by vocalist Julia Ulehla (Vladimír’s American great granddaughter) and guitarist Aram Bajakian, the album vibrates with intensity, even when whispering and sparse. Prepared and distorted guitar alternates with eerie soundscapes. Ulehla’s voice teases and caresses (“Milá má”), then leaps and bounds (“Mami?ky”).

“The song texts feel like fairy tales, like compact parables,” muses Ulehla. “They are so evocative of a whole miniature universe. We tried to give each song its own sound world. We knew nothing about the traditional way it was done at the time. It was simply a work of creativity and imagination. We were totally free.”

Bajakian has toured extensively with Lou Reed, who he played alongside during the rock legend's final two tours. Bajakian then went on to perform over 100 shows alongside multiple Grammy winner Diana Krall during her much lauded Glad Rag Doll Tour. He learned from friend and guitar mentor Marc Ribot, and has worked with John Zorn and his circle to compose and perform challenging contemporary music (though often with a strong rock kick). He has also experimented with tender, more acoustically leaning treatments of Armenian folk tunes with his project Kef.

Ulehla, classically trained at the Eastman School of Music, left the opera world for the uncharted, exploratory territory of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, drawing on the experience of the theater icon and his collaborators to dig deep into the physical experience and ritual mindset of songs in performance.

The two childhood friends crossed paths again as adults, meeting up in Italy where Ulehla was an actress at the Workcenter. Eventually, they found themselves back in New York together as young parents and curious musicians. They decided to tackle the love songs and philosophical ballads, the recruiting chants and cryptic fragments transcribed by Ulehla’s great-grandfather Vladimír.

A ty moja najmilejsi – Aram Bajakian & Julia Ulehla (New York City, USA)

www.dalavamusic.com/

arambajakian.com/

 

coverThe Trilogy – We Are The West (LA, CA, USA)

We heard from We Are The West a while ago and now they have a new work out in the wild called We Are The West III. This is a single track offering somewhat confusingly called Trilogy.

Brett Hool together with his musical soul-mate, John Kibler, are interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space. For this recording they leave the storm drains and underground garage spaces of LA and head out for a live recording in the high desert of New Mexico. Yes, WATW really are interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space.

Their  skilfully crafted music is layered into the context of very live performing and recoding spaces, resulting in songs of a haunting beauty and intimacy.

Their WATW III recording brings us close to performance poetry in places but always underpinned by fabulous playing and voices that reveal real passion. It repays focussed listening.

Ann De Witt has an insightful written interview with Brett and John in The Believer magazine

 

You can get the EP (if that's what it is) at http://wearethewest.com/WATW/EPIII.html where there is a link to their Bandcamp page. It is offered on a pay what you like basis (min $3) have a listen and discover how much you like it, then let that tell you want it is worth – I'd say the benefit to my soul is worth way more than $3.

The bands previous episodes in the four recording suite are available from Bandcamp too.

wearethewest.com

www.facebook.com/wearethewestmusic

LusineArterial – Lusine (Seattle, WA, USA)

Lusine is Texan Jeff McIlwain, an ambient/IDM musician. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain now resides in Seattle. After his diverse yet cohesive 2013 album The Waiting Room, Lusine, is back with a more tightly focused EP.

The release of Arterial, his fourth EP for Ghostly International, marks another successful foray into a niche that most artists would spend their careers immersed in. A calmly effortless work, Arterial is economical in everything it does, creating its own tiny universe to house expertly crafted productions. On the title track, crackling samples simmer like heated atoms narrowly missing each other, suspending us as we wait for release.

Eyes Give In” encapsulates the EP's feel, taut, with no sound out of place, and yet over the course of its five minutes warming into something undeniably human, even comforting. “Quiet Day,” the most accessible track here, demonstrates McIlwain's gift for merging heady electronic music with the visceral appeal of pop, as his gorgeous synth melodies compliment submerged vocals.

Eyes Give In – Lusine

At 20 minutes, the EP is exactly as long as it needs to be, showcasing yet again the multiplicity that exists within Lusine's work through songs that form a compact whole. As McIlwain told Giant Step in a recent interview, his goal is to find “beauty in strange places” and “warmth under the surface” through all his music, and on Arterial he fulfills this wonderfully.

You can buy it direct from Ghostly International at: http://www.theghostlystore.com/collections/music/products/lusine-arterial

lusineweb.com

 

UndergroundBella Ciao – Underground System (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

Underground System's music finds its roots in Fela Kuti's West African pioneered Afrobeat aesthetic that is chopped and screwed with the disparate influences from dance halls around the world. The band's female frontline pushes them ahead with a unifying socially conscious voice, Underground System is a force: a freaky, dancey, multicultural party.

From the two track Bella Ciao EP a five track remix album has emerged, that truly displays the diversity of Underground System’s music.  To create this album Underground System has called upon their extensive network of beat makers, electronic musicians, rappers and DJs to create five incredibly different remixes of the tracks D.O.N. and Bella Ciao.  Underground System Remixed features reworked tracks from the Brooklyn-based trio Archie Pelago brings their electronics, trumpet, cello, sax in for a spaced-out disco remix of Bella Ciao.  Globe-hopping DJ and educator Chief Boima twisted that same track into a dark percussive track ready for the international dancefloor. The Bella Ciao remixes are rounded out by none other than Peter Matson, Underground System's own bandleader and accomplished DJ and producer in his own right.  The track D.O.N. was put into the hands of Das Racist alums Kool A.D. and Kassa Overall aka Kool and Kass, the result is an epic extended verse track that only these two hip hop magicians would produce.  The final remix of D.O.N. is the premier of the newest Underground System offshoot project Big Everything (Elenna Canlas and Peter Matson) dance floors beware!

undergroundsystembk.com

twitter.com/USAfrobeat

instagram.com/undergroundsystem

The video for the original mix.

 

 

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10 Sep 2014 @ 10:55 am +0000 http://suffolkandcool.com Suffolk 'n' Cool - International Indie Music Podcast We Are The West are back with a brand new EP. Excellent news! We’ve got a live recording from the high desert of New Mexico, Ghostly sounds from Seattle, Afrobeat from Brooklyn and to start, songs collected by a biologist in the Carpathian mountains of Central and Eastern Europe over a hundred years ago.   Ej, Lasko, lasko – Aram Bajakian & Julia Ulehla (Dálava) (New York City, USA) Rock Paper A biologist was so enchanted by the music of a small Moravian village at the western hem of the Carpathians over a hundred years ago that he meticulously transcribed them into a tome of a book. The songs had been carefully preserved. But how could they come alive over a hundred years later? The NYC based band Dálava gives a beautifully idiosyncratic answer with their eponymous debut album (release: October 14, 2014). Based on the Moravian folk songs transcribed by biologist and ethnomusicologist Dr. Vladimir Úlehla, and led by vocalist Julia Ulehla (Vladimír’s American great granddaughter) and guitarist Aram Bajakian, the album vibrates with intensity, even when whispering and sparse. Prepared and distorted guitar alternates with eerie soundscapes. Ulehla’s voice teases and caresses (“Milá má”), then leaps and bounds (“Mami?ky”). “The song texts feel like fairy tales, like compact parables,” muses Ulehla. “They are so evocative of a whole miniature universe. We tried to give each song its own sound world. We knew nothing about the traditional way it was done at the time. It was simply a work of creativity and imagination. We were totally free.” Bajakian has toured extensively with Lou Reed, who he played alongside during the rock legend\'s final two tours. Bajakian then went on to perform over 100 shows alongside multiple Grammy winner Diana Krall during her much lauded Glad Rag Doll Tour. He learned from friend and guitar mentor Marc Ribot, and has worked with John Zorn and his circle to compose and perform challenging contemporary music (though often with a strong rock kick). He has also experimented with tender, more acoustically leaning treatments of Armenian folk tunes with his project Kef. Ulehla, classically trained at the Eastman School of Music, left the opera world for the uncharted, exploratory territory of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, drawing on the experience of the theater icon and his collaborators to dig deep into the physical experience and ritual mindset of songs in performance. The two childhood friends crossed paths again as adults, meeting up in Italy where Ulehla was an actress at the Workcenter. Eventually, they found themselves back in New York together as young parents and curious musicians. They decided to tackle the love songs and philosophical ballads, the recruiting chants and cryptic fragments transcribed by Ulehla’s great-grandfather Vladimír. A ty moja najmilejsi – Aram Bajakian & Julia Ulehla (New York City, USA) www.dalavamusic.com/ arambajakian.com/   The Trilogy – We Are The West (LA, CA, USA) We heard from We Are The West a while ago and now they have a new work out in the wild called We Are The West III. This is a single track offering somewhat confusingly called Trilogy. Brett Hool together with his musical soul-mate, John Kibler, are interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space. For this recording they leave the storm drains and underground garage spaces of LA and head out for a live recording in the high desert of New Mexico. Yes, WATW really are interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space. Their  skilfully crafted music is layered into the context of very live performing and recoding spaces, resulting in songs of a haunting beauty and intimacy. Their WATW III recording brings us close to performance poetry in places but always underpinned by fabulous playing and voices that reveal real passion. It repays focussed listening. Ann De Witt has an insightful written interview with Brett and John in The Believer magazine   You can get the EP (if that\'s what it is) at http://wearethewest.com/WATW/EPIII.html where there is a link to their Bandcamp page. It is offered on a pay what you like basis (min $3) have a listen and discover how much you like it, then let that tell you want it is worth – I\'d say the benefit to my soul is worth way more than $3. The bands previous episodes in the four recording suite are available from Bandcamp too. wearethewest.com www.facebook.com/wearethewestmusic Arterial – Lusine (Seattle, WA, USA) Lusine is Texan Jeff McIlwain, an ambient/IDM musician. Originally a Texas native, McIlwain now resides in Seattle. After his diverse yet cohesive 2013 album The Waiting Room, Lusine, is back with a more tightly focused EP. The release of Arterial, his fourth EP for Ghostly International, marks another successful foray into a niche that most artists would spend their careers immersed in. A calmly effortless work, Arterial is economical in everything it does, creating its own tiny universe to house expertly crafted productions. On the title track, crackling samples simmer like heated atoms narrowly missing each other, suspending us as we wait for release. “Eyes Give In” encapsulates the EP\'s feel, taut, with no sound out of place, and yet over the course of its five minutes warming into something undeniably human, even comforting. “Quiet Day,” the most accessible track here, demonstrates McIlwain\'s gift for merging heady electronic music with the visceral appeal of pop, as his gorgeous synth melodies compliment submerged vocals. Eyes Give In – Lusine At 20 minutes, the EP is exactly as long as it needs to be, showcasing yet again the multiplicity that exists within Lusine\'s work through songs that form a compact whole. As McIlwain told Giant Step in a recent interview, his goal is to find “beauty in strange places” and “warmth under the surface” through all his music, and on Arterial he fulfills this wonderfully. You can buy it direct from Ghostly International at: http://www.theghostlystore.com/collections/music/products/lusine-arterial lusineweb.com   Bella Ciao – Underground System (Brooklyn, NY, USA) Underground System\'s music finds its roots in Fela Kuti\'s West African pioneered Afrobeat aesthetic that is chopped and screwed with the disparate influences from dance halls around the world. The band\'s female frontline pushes them ahead with a unifying socially conscious voice, Underground System is a force: a freaky, dancey, multicultural party. From the two track Bella Ciao EP a five track remix album has emerged, that truly displays the diversity of Underground System’s music.  To create this album Underground System has called upon their extensive network of beat makers, electronic musicians, rappers and DJs to create five incredibly different remixes of the tracks D.O.N. and Bella Ciao.  Underground System Remixed features reworked tracks from the Brooklyn-based trio Archie Pelago brings their electronics, trumpet, cello, sax in for a spaced-out disco remix of Bella Ciao.  Globe-hopping DJ and educator Chief Boima twisted that same track into a dark percussive track ready for the international dancefloor. The Bella Ciao remixes are rounded out by none other than Peter Matson, Underground System\'s own bandleader and accomplished DJ and producer in his own right.  The track D.O.N. was put into the hands of Das Racist alums Kool A.D. and Kassa Overall aka Kool and Kass, the result is an epic extended verse track that only these two hip hop magicians would produce.  The final remix of D.O.N. is the premier of the newest Underground System offshoot project Big Everything (Elenna Canlas and Peter Matson) dance floors beware! undergroundsystembk.com twitter.com/USAfrobeat instagram.com/undergroundsystem The video for the original mix.     Suffolk 'n' Cool - International Indie Music Podcast http://suffolkandcool.com
SnC 423 – Smiley time Kuenta i Tambú  put a smile on our collective faces this week.

Kuenta i Tambú put a smile on our collective faces this week.

A somewhat exotic show this week with a slight variation of approach. We’ve got five fascinating independent artists from Amsterdam (with their take on the music of Curaçao), Montreal (singing in Spanish), California but with a song in Serbian and, of course, a German Ska band.

 

Take My Hand – Dirty Primitives (Lille, France)

The band comprises Jean Bernard Hoste: singing, feet drumming and basic guitar along with David Bausseron: guitar, noise / Fuzz and More Fuzz! The minimalist duo’s music is described as “electric and noisy primitive”.

Located somewhere near the crossroads of stomp garage rock and blues folk noise. The line-up offers two electric guitars, a bass drum, a hi-hat, and a few touches of “random loop” electro. Dirty Primitives played their first concerts in 2011

www.dirtyprimitives.com

 

Chilly Winds (Trad. Appalachia) – moira smiley & VOCO (CA, USA)

Moira Smiley & VOCO have created on their new album, Laughter Out of Tears (released September 15, 2014 on Whim Records), pulling together people from Australia, Europe, and all throughout North America.

Redefining harmony singing with the power & physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and vaudevillian combo of cello, accordion & banjo.

Working with voices has always been Smiley’s joy.   A virtuosic singer, she works with artists as varied as Paul Hillier, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, KITKA, Tim O’Brien, Solas and tUnE-yArDs, and has sung everything from Stockhausen and Stravinsky to traditional folk music – which remains her deepest love, to the level that she’s spent time as a song collector in the Balkans. She’s recorded Irish sean-nós on her solo record Rua, been featured on radio, television and films, taught at the University of Birmingham in England and several American universities, and been the recipient of an enviable list of grants and awards.

In 2006 Smiley formed VOCO, a five-piece group of singers and players, with an improvisational – and uniquely vocal – approach to American and Eastern European folk music, and Smiley’s polyphonic originals.

“The band is made up of spare ingredients,” she says. “There’s usually cello, always body percussion, and everyone sings, of course. I write for three or four voices in harmony, and I play banjo and accordion.”

Laughter Out of Tears continues a journey Smiley has begun with VOCO’s three previous releases.

Oj Jabuko (trad. Serbia) – moira smiley & VOCO (CA, USA)

A second track from Moira Smiley.

www.moirasmiley.com

www.facebook.com/VOCOinfo

 

Relojes – Alejandra Ribera (Montreal, Canada)

Alejandra Ribera has a small tattoo inside each wrist. On the right, in Spanish, is the word ‘Listen’: on the left, ‘Remember.’ They’re not for display, but reminders to herself, watchwords for living and art. And she does both without compromise on her long-awaited second album, La boca (release: June 10, 2014 on Pheremone Recordings), a disc that brings together all the separate strands of her life and creativity.

“My first album (Navigator, Navigather) came out in 2009, and people said I was crazy to wait to record the second,” she explains. “But I knew I wanted to work with producer Jean Massicotte (Lhasa de Sela, Patrick Watson). He was booked, so I waited for three years until he was available. And I was right; he was the person to find my thread, no matter whether I was singing in English, French or Spanish.”

In part, her approach to words comes from the fact that Spanish was her first language. Her father hails from Argentina, and the family spent a year there when Ribera was very young. Finally, when they returned to Canada, she announced that she was just going to speak English.

“But the sound of Spanish still feels very familiar,” she says. “It’s like something just out of reach, beyond a veil. So much of my writing is like a conversation with myself that’s very open-ended. And going outside my comfort zone, especially traveling where you don’t speak the language, stimulates me.”

But the Canadian-born singer-songwriter has always followed her convictions, no matter where they’ve taken her: to Glasgow when she was 19, to see her mother’s Scottish homeland, living in Paris and Malaga, or moving to Québec to work with Massicotte.

 

I Want – Alejandra Ribera (Montreal, Canada)

A second track from Alejandra Ribera which features on her album, a richly textured, multilingual album that reflects the artist's roots as much as the journey she took to bring it to fruition. The artist, who cites amongst her greatest influences Rufus Wainwright, Chavela Vargas, and bagpipes, now divides her time between Montreal, Paris and Malaga where she continues to create..

August 20th, 2014 New York City, NY  Joe’s Pub

August 21st, 2014 Washington, DC  Bossa Bistro

October 3rd, 2014 Lavaltrie, QC  Café-culturel Chasse Galerie

October 4th, 2014 Eastman, QC  Cabaret Eastman

October 9th, 2014 Varennes, QC  Maison Saint-Louis

October 24th, 2014 Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC  Entrecours du Cegep Beauce-Appalaches

November 14th, 2014 Sherbrooke, QC  Théatre Centennial

November 15th, 2014 Baie-Du-Febvre, QC  Théatre Belcourt

November 20th, 2014 Charlottetown, PEI   The Mack

November 21st, 2014 Margaretsville, NS  Evergreen Theatre

November 23rd, 2014 Truro, NSMarigold Cultural Centre

November 26th, 2014 Saint John, NB  Imperial Theatre

December 6th, 2014 Ottawa, ON  National Arts Centre Studio

www.alejandraribera.com

https://www.facebook.com/alejandraribera

@alejandraribera

Purchase La boca on iTunes

 

Lightswitch – Kuenta i Tambú (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

When Roël Calister, a Curaçao-born percussionist who moved to the Netherlands, began his career, it was with the traditional music of his homeland, everything he’d learned as he grew up. The band he founded in 2005, Kuenta i Tambú, played and sang acoustically. It even infused the material he composed. But in 2010 a sea change happened, following a change in band membership.

“Like a lot of people, we were listening to hip-hop, to dance music,” Calister recalls. “We started experimenting with beats and electronics to give our music the feel that fascinated us in European electronic music, music we really loved. We released an EP and the style we call Tambutronic was born.”

Since then Kuenta i Tambú have evolved and refined their music. They’ve introduced Tambutronic music to several continents, including prestigious gigs at Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and added a new singer, Diamanta, to make them into a five-piece. And, Calister says, “We knew it was time to make a proper album.”

For all its contemporary sound, though, the music of KiT is very solidly based in tradition.

 

Bool – Kuenta i Tambú

Our second track from KIT

Here's the About video:

http://www.aboutkit.com/

https://www.facebook.com/aboutkit

@Aboutkit

 

No Ska Today – Skabrot (Hünfeld, Germany)

No Ska Today” continues with the philosphy of Skabrot’s previous release “Neotanzmusik” from 2012: music is diverse, colorful and true to life. The inspiration for this work comes from the expectations of society towards young people: Exciting, but back-breaking. Therefore the journey crosses Ska, Indie-Rock, Punk, Reggae, bliss and doubts.

Free album download from Jamendo.

… and here's their “about” video

http://www.skabrot.de

https://www.facebook.com/Skabrot

http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/426658/skabrot

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20 Aug 2014 @ 06:05 am +0000 http://suffolkandcool.com Suffolk 'n' Cool - International Indie Music Podcast Kuenta i Tambú put a smile on our collective faces this week. A somewhat exotic show this week with a slight variation of approach. We’ve got five fascinating independent artists from Amsterdam (with their take on the music of Curaçao), Montreal (singing in Spanish), California but with a song in Serbian and, of course, a German Ska band.   Take My Hand – Dirty Primitives (Lille, France) The band comprises Jean Bernard Hoste: singing, feet drumming and basic guitar along with David Bausseron: guitar, noise / Fuzz and More Fuzz! The minimalist duo’s music is described as “electric and noisy primitive”. Located somewhere near the crossroads of stomp garage rock and blues folk noise. The line-up offers two electric guitars, a bass drum, a hi-hat, and a few touches of “random loop” electro. Dirty Primitives played their first concerts in 2011 www.dirtyprimitives.com   Chilly Winds (Trad. Appalachia) – moira smiley & VOCO (CA, USA) Moira Smiley & VOCO have created on their new album, Laughter Out of Tears (released September 15, 2014 on Whim Records), pulling together people from Australia, Europe, and all throughout North America. Redefining harmony singing with the power & physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and vaudevillian combo of cello, accordion & banjo. Working with voices has always been Smiley’s joy.   A virtuosic singer, she works with artists as varied as Paul Hillier, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, KITKA, Tim O’Brien, Solas and tUnE-yArDs, and has sung everything from Stockhausen and Stravinsky to traditional folk music – which remains her deepest love, to the level that she’s spent time as a song collector in the Balkans. She’s recorded Irish sean-nós on her solo record Rua, been featured on radio, television and films, taught at the University of Birmingham in England and several American universities, and been the recipient of an enviable list of grants and awards. In 2006 Smiley formed VOCO, a five-piece group of singers and players, with an improvisational – and uniquely vocal – approach to American and Eastern European folk music, and Smiley’s polyphonic originals. “The band is made up of spare ingredients,” she says. “There’s usually cello, always body percussion, and everyone sings, of course. I write for three or four voices in harmony, and I play banjo and accordion.” Laughter Out of Tears continues a journey Smiley has begun with VOCO’s three previous releases. Oj Jabuko (trad. Serbia) – moira smiley & VOCO (CA, USA) A second track from Moira Smiley. www.moirasmiley.com www.facebook.com/VOCOinfo   Relojes – Alejandra Ribera (Montreal, Canada) Alejandra Ribera has a small tattoo inside each wrist. On the right, in Spanish, is the word ‘Listen’: on the left, ‘Remember.’ They’re not for display, but reminders to herself, watchwords for living and art. And she does both without compromise on her long-awaited second album, La boca (release: June 10, 2014 on Pheremone Recordings), a disc that brings together all the separate strands of her life and creativity. “My first album (Navigator, Navigather) came out in 2009, and people said I was crazy to wait to record the second,” she explains. “But I knew I wanted to work with producer Jean Massicotte (Lhasa de Sela, Patrick Watson). He was booked, so I waited for three years until he was available. And I was right; he was the person to find my thread, no matter whether I was singing in English, French or Spanish.” In part, her approach to words comes from the fact that Spanish was her first language. Her father hails from Argentina, and the family spent a year there when Ribera was very young. Finally, when they returned to Canada, she announced that she was just going to speak English. “But the sound of Spanish still feels very familiar,” she says. “It’s like something just out of reach, beyond a veil. So much of my writing is like a conversation with myself that’s very open-ended. And going outside my comfort zone, especially traveling where you don’t speak the language, stimulates me.” But the Canadian-born singer-songwriter has always followed her convictions, no matter where they’ve taken her: to Glasgow when she was 19, to see her mother’s Scottish homeland, living in Paris and Malaga, or moving to Québec to work with Massicotte.   I Want – Alejandra Ribera (Montreal, Canada) A second track from Alejandra Ribera which features on her album, a richly textured, multilingual album that reflects the artist\'s roots as much as the journey she took to bring it to fruition. The artist, who cites amongst her greatest influences Rufus Wainwright, Chavela Vargas, and bagpipes, now divides her time between Montreal, Paris and Malaga where she continues to create.. August 20th, 2014 New York City, NY  Joe’s Pub August 21st, 2014 Washington, DC  Bossa Bistro October 3rd, 2014 Lavaltrie, QC  Café-culturel Chasse Galerie October 4th, 2014 Eastman, QC  Cabaret Eastman October 9th, 2014 Varennes, QC  Maison Saint-Louis October 24th, 2014 Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC  Entrecours du Cegep Beauce-Appalaches November 14th, 2014 Sherbrooke, QC  Théatre Centennial November 15th, 2014 Baie-Du-Febvre, QC  Théatre Belcourt November 20th, 2014 Charlottetown, PEI   The Mack November 21st, 2014 Margaretsville, NS  Evergreen Theatre November 23rd, 2014 Truro, NSMarigold Cultural Centre November 26th, 2014 Saint John, NB  Imperial Theatre December 6th, 2014 Ottawa, ON  National Arts Centre Studio www.alejandraribera.com https://www.facebook.com/alejandraribera @alejandraribera Purchase La boca on iTunes   Lightswitch – Kuenta i Tambú (Amsterdam, Netherlands) When Roël Calister, a Curaçao-born percussionist who moved to the Netherlands, began his career, it was with the traditional music of his homeland, everything he’d learned as he grew up. The band he founded in 2005, Kuenta i Tambú, played and sang acoustically. It even infused the material he composed. But in 2010 a sea change happened, following a change in band membership. “Like a lot of people, we were listening to hip-hop, to dance music,” Calister recalls. “We started experimenting with beats and electronics to give our music the feel that fascinated us in European electronic music, music we really loved. We released an EP and the style we call Tambutronic was born.” Since then Kuenta i Tambú have evolved and refined their music. They’ve introduced Tambutronic music to several continents, including prestigious gigs at Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and added a new singer, Diamanta, to make them into a five-piece. And, Calister says, “We knew it was time to make a proper album.” For all its contemporary sound, though, the music of KiT is very solidly based in tradition.   Bool – Kuenta i Tambú Our second track from KIT Here\'s the About video: http://www.aboutkit.com/ https://www.facebook.com/aboutkit @Aboutkit   No Ska Today – Skabrot (Hünfeld, Germany) “No Ska Today” continues with the philosphy of Skabrot’s previous release “Neotanzmusik” from 2012: music is diverse, colorful and true to life. The inspiration for this work comes from the expectations of society towards young people: Exciting, but back-breaking. Therefore the journey crosses Ska, Indie-Rock, Punk, Reggae, bliss and doubts. Free album download from Jamendo. … and here\'s their “about” video http://www.skabrot.de https://www.facebook.com/Skabrot http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/426658/skabrot Suffolk 'n' Cool - International Indie Music Podcast http://suffolkandcool.com
Bulleit Sessions Episode 2 (Enhanced): Guitar Shorty, The Aliens and Found live in Glasgow

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28 Apr 2008 @ 05:32 am +0000 http://www.radiomagnetic.com/bulleit Bulleit Originals Direct from Maggie May\'s Basement in Glasgow, episode two of the Bulleit Sessions series features music and words recorded live at the first gig. Presented by Tommy from Found we bring you exclusive live recordings from blues legend Guitar Shorty, ex-Beta Band trio The Aliens and new Fence signing Found. Hear what artists and audience thought and savour the flavour of the first Bulleit Session. The first Bulleit Sessions gig took place at Maggie May\'s Basement in Glasgow on Thursday 10 April 2008. Radio Magnetic was there to record sets and sessions. The Bulleit Sessions continue with a series of gigs brought to you by the Fence Collective and Bulleit Bourbon. The next Bulleit Session is at The Caves in Edinburgh on Thursday 8 May 2008. The Bulleit Sessions are brought to you by Bulleit Bourbon. Bulleit Bourbon should be enjoyed responsibly. For more information please visit DrinkAware.co.uk. All audience members and website users of Bulleit Sessions content should be aged 18 or older. Bulleit Originals http://www.radiomagnetic.com/bulleit
Bulleit Sessions Episode 2: Guitar Shorty, The Aliens and Found live in Glasgow

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28 Apr 2008 @ 05:25 am +0000 http://www.radiomagnetic.com/bulleit Bulleit Originals Direct from Maggie May\'s Basement in Glasgow, episode two of the Bulleit Sessions series features music and words recorded live at the first gig. Presented by Tommy from Found we bring you exclusive live recordings from blues legend Guitar Shorty, ex-Beta Band trio The Aliens and new Fence signing Found. Hear what artists and audience thought and savour the flavour of the first Bulleit Session. The first Bulleit Sessions gig took place at Maggie May\'s Basement in Glasgow on Thursday 10 April 2008. Radio Magnetic was there to record sets and sessions. The Bulleit Sessions continue with a series of gigs brought to you by the Fence Collective and Bulleit Bourbon. The next Bulleit Session is at The Caves in Edinburgh on Thursday 8 May 2008. The Bulleit Sessions are brought to you by Bulleit Bourbon. Bulleit Bourbon should be enjoyed responsibly. For more information please visit DrinkAware.co.uk. All audience members and website users of Bulleit Sessions content should be aged 18 or older. Bulleit Originals http://www.radiomagnetic.com/bulleit