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In Island to Island, the links between the two music cultures is explored by a crack outfit of Irish and Newfie musicians. Who Stole The Miner's Hat?
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The Musicians. Aidan O'Hara. But that's a small criticism. As well as being a much sought after guitar accompanist, he is also a well-known vocalist and 5 string bluegrass banjo player.
The traditions in question being the Irish and that of Newfoundland, are nowhere near that far apart musically. Malcolm Rogers.
When they announced season 12 was going to be "the final chapter" I was really hoping Russ would appear again for just a small scene at the least. Here in the north east corner of Canada, traditional music has been transplanted some miles from its Irish roots. Newfoundland and Ireland have many similarities in both the dance and music tradition and this album demonstrates a "meeting of cousins".
The fiddling of Seamus Creagh, a Westmeath fiddler, not only employs some of the characteristics of the Midlands of Ireland he also uses some of the Scottish influences of nearby Cape Breton: short bow, lots of that characteristic Scot's "snap", and with the triplet often being preferred to the more languid Irish roll on the notes.
Indeed, Tim Severin successfully demonstrated with his replica Brendan voyage that such a crossing could have been made as early as the sixth century. Fiddle player, Seamus Creagh spent five years in Newfoundland and while he'll no doubt acknowledge That he gained a lot from his time there; it has to be said also that he has made an enormous contribution to the Newfoundland as a player and teacher.
John's, felt quite insulted by, as he thought, his own accent being imitated to his face. You'd have to recommend this album to anyone who loves Acceng music. Since Max abandoned Bones as a kid but when he came back he fought for her trust. Today about 4 of 30 million Canadians claim Irish ancestry.
But to the recording itself; in an introduction to the detailed and very useful CD notes, musician and broadcaster, Peter Browne, observes that listening to the music "suggests a comfortable meeting of cousins who have not seen one another in a while". As his building talents spill over into furniture making and Newfir carpentry, so does his muse occasionally draw a 4 stop accordion to his knee.
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Mick Daly guitar is from Cork City and is a long-time player on the shifting Irish traditional music scene. He's also lent his tipper to many bands in town throughout the years, notably Tickle Harbour and Jeezus Murphy. In his spare time, Billy has been known to teach, compose and produce albums. However, everyone is a fine musician and on top form.
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The vitality of the narrative will make The Newfoundland Tongue a delightful work to dip into or pore over for tourist and 'livyer' alike. Not many traces here, straightforward jigs and reels prevail. Legend has it that Saint Brendan undertook the voyage across the Atlantic in the 6th century. Colin's commitment to Newfoundland traditional music hinges upon his repertoire of idish fiddle tunes of Rufus Ginchard and Emile Benoit, and the dance tunes from around the island Paddy Mackey bodhran is the brains behind Black Dog Bodhrans, Paddy, is perhaps the longest-standing instrument maker in St Afcent, Newfundland.
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While recent musical stints have seen him on stage with accnt groups as, The St Pat's Dancers, Connemara, and A Crowd of Bold Sharemen, he is perhaps most closely associated with the local session scene. Anyone who has been a reader of this magazine over the years will know of my personal interest in Talamh an Eisc as Newfoundland in known in the Irish language, so I'll admit right away a definite pleasure in just seeing the Newfke appear on my desk.
This beautiful collection of music represents the meeting of two traditions sharing an amount of common ground. Newfoundland and Ireland are separated by two thousand miles of ocean water but this is a sea journey which has been undertaken by brave people since the seventeenth century.
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Danny Saunders The Irish Music Magazine Aug The word, reflections, or alternatively, retrospectives, could be useful subtitles for this new CD, which brings together the music and the musicians of the sccent Atlantic Islands, Ireland and Newfoundland. Some I knew with variations in meaning.
Fiddle and accordion are the two dominant melody instruments, backed by bodhran, bouzouki, guitar and even the odd tenor banjo. He adds, "tunes from both traditions blend easily together and there is a unity of sound that could not be contrived". The Newfoundlanders are new to me.
He found similarities, such as the importance of house dances known as "sprees" or "times" during the long months of winter isolation, lilting and even a tradition at one time of dancing masters.