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The lazy calm at the week's start. A few live performances included, but mainly music with an ear tilted toward string-driven things. (Visit homepage.)
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January 26, 2004: From Bouncing from NJ to Russia and Italy in 3 hours with Julia Vorontsova and Tir Na Moe
Listen to this show: RealAudio
|Nico||"It Was a Pleasure Then"||Chelsea Girl||Polygram|
|Bridget St. John||"Ask Me No Questions"||Ask Me No Questions/Songs for a Gentle Man||See for Miles|
|Linda Perhacs||"Morning Colors"||Parallelograms||Ace Of Discs|
|Damon and Naomi with Ghost||"Tanka"||Damon and Naomi with Ghost||Sub Pop|
|Espers||"Hearts and Daggers"||Espers||Locust Music|
|Annette Peacock||"Mia's Proof"||An Acrobat's Heart||ECM|
|Mia Doi Todd||"Age of Reason"||The Golden State||Sony|
Live performance by Julia Vorontsova
Beautiful and melancholic songs came our way from this Russian-born folkie, now based in Jersey City. Julia Vorontsova grew up listening to underground "Bard" folk singers such as Boulat Okudzhava, Veronika Dolina, Vladimir Semeonovich Visotskiy & Yuriy Vizbor. After studying violin and piano for three years at St. Petersburg State Music School Julia started composing her own poetry and songs while teaching herself guitar.
|*"One Hundred Hours"|
Julia's 5-song CD is available through the Abaton Book Co. website. A full length CD is expected sometime in the spring.
|Brigette Fontaine et Arreski||"Le 6 de Septembre" /"Ragilion"||L'incendie||Byg Record|
|Ed Gearhard||"Try to Stay (for Linda)"||House of Guitars||Virtue|
Live performance by Tir Na Moe
Alberto Monti (electric & acoustic bass, percussion), Stefania Bongioanni (voice, digital piano, tin whistle, dulcimer, harmonium) and Pier Franco Zerbini (diatonic accordion, hurdy-gurdy, Italian & Scottish bagpipe, winds, percussion and voice).
This Italian ensemble was started in early 2000 by musicians fascinated by sounds and atmospheres of popular, medieval and Celtic music. Born from a passion for ancient music, Tir Na Moe incorporates keyboards, voices and bass, enriched by strictly acoustic instruments such as diatonic accordion, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, in particular the Scottish, harmonium and a lot of wind instruments of the European popular tradition. The members of Tir Na Moe say "The group has three souls: one nearer to rock, another more close to the Celtic-melodic repertory, the last one more ethnic and popular."http://www.tirnamoe.it/
|*"Mud on the Doorside"|
|*"Grandmother Lena's Jig"|
|*CD: "Tir Na Moe"|
|*CD: "Tale of the Moon"|
Pier Franco's Hurdy Gurdy.
|*CD: "El Gris"|
Tir Na Moe+ Irene
You can see more photos from Tir Na Moe's trip to NYC and WFMU , as well as their trip to tape a show with Ralph Litwin on this page
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