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Old 02-04-2013, 11:12 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I am new to this forum and I registered because of the World music thread. I love the idea of sharing stuff, since I myself am always on a search for new music. Here is something good I came across recently. This girl is originally from Yeman, but she lives in the Czech Republic and creates music with her band of international artists - Al-Yaman. Check her out: ethnocloud.com/Al-Yaman
thanks for the recommendation, jubiso - ethnocloud is new to me but looks very interesting.

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Hello all,

Recently I've been getting tired of the same old folk songs over and over playing on my computer. I'm looking to expand and find bands that focus on folk/historical flavory music.

Some examples of what I already have:

97th Regimental Band(an American Civil War band)
Wolfe Tones(Irish Folk, mostly about how evil brits are)
Jolly Rogers(as one may guess, pirate music)

I'd prefer to stay away from American new folk, like Mumford and Sons. They're pretty good, but a little too whiney and sad for my tastes. I like the upbeat, fast music.

In particular, anything that includes:

Bagpipes
Accordions
Fiddles
Fifes

Would be awesome. I've tried searching google but it coughs up the same old bands I've already seen. I figure the ones that I'm looking for wouldn't have any sort of advertising ability(I picked up the 97th CD from my civil war reenacting. Before that, I had no idea that music even existed).

That's about it. Oh, anti-folk's a no-no. Andrew Jackson Jihad, for example, is the epitome of whiney, depressing music. At least, in my personal opinion.


Also I've heard good things about someone called Sandy Brechin? The videos on youtube are wonderful music, but I can't seem to find anything about CD's or whatnot.


Bonus points if your music is listed on Pandora! It's my main source of finding new music so far, but it's been letting me down lately on the folk front.

Any ideas?

Cheers all,
Drame22
someone who has actually collaborated with hevia ( as recommended by misspoptart ) is sharron shannon, "the jimmy hendrix of the accordian" so you might like her stuff.

as you mention lively music with fiddles, drame22, you give me an excuse to post, yet again, one of my all-time favourite music clips:-



that american civil war band you mention sounds interesting - and i`ll be checking out wolfe tones too. thanks.

welcome to mb, jubiso and drame22. if you are planning to hang around here, you might like to check out this thread and introduce yourselves to the rest of the forum:-

Introductions - Music Banter

after that, you have to join this album club. it`s obligatory

http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...lbum-club.html
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:29 PM   #192 (permalink)
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Misspoptart: Actually, never knew he existed! But he sounds fantastic!

I've very musically ignorant. I can't even name the Beatles(who I've listened to my entire life). There's uh.. ringo starr.... lenin? and.... sam? lol


Don't assume I know anything. Worst case, i've already heard of them. best case, i find a new band(or artist)!

linsaholic: That is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!!! Thank you! And if you have any more suggestions, keep em coming!

I have a few other folk bands if you'd care to hear them? My itunes is meager but you're welcome to what meat there is.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #193 (permalink)
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I've very musically ignorant. I can't even name the Beatles(who I've listened to my entire life). There's uh.. ringo starr.... lenin? and.... sam? lol
well, that does surprise me, but don`t worry, enthusiasm counts for more than knowledge here.

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linsaholic: That is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!!! Thank you! And if you have any more suggestions, keep em coming!

glad to hear you liked la bottine souriente - their music is french canadian and always lively.
for other bands, you could trawl backwards through this thread, which`ll lead you to the chieftains, for example. you may enjoy these bands too :-

http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...bo-diablo.html

http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...oglenifty.html

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I have a few other folk bands if you'd care to hear them? My itunes is meager but you're welcome to what meat there is.
my turn to sound ignorant, drame, because i don`t really understand how itunes works and probably don`t have access to it - but thanks for the offer anyway, and by all means mention a few more bands here.

( ps. my user name is lisnaholic, = addicted to listening, geddit ? i wonder what the story behind drame22 is )
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:49 PM   #194 (permalink)
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"I wonder what the story behind Drame22 is" -Oh, everyone does, along with wondering about my other usernames Antigan15 and Gunwhistle. I'm shrouded in mystery.

Well itunes is free but if you have a different program, they're all basically the same.

Here's what I got. They may not be true folk, I prefer simplicity in my itunes, so I've eeked out every sub genre i could. I have a grand total of 12 genres for all 2144 songs of mine. Anywho:

Alba
Bruce Springsteen
The Clancy Brothers
Dave Alvin
Gaelic Storm(super good band if you like Irish music, one of my favorites)
Great Big Sea
Jim Croce
The Jolly Rogers
Mumford & Sons
The Pogues
Poxy Boggards
Rolf Harris (musical comedy, really fun to listen to)
The Shamrock Rebels
The Tallest Man On Earth
The Wolfe Tones
97th Regimental String Band

So as you can see, some are historical, some are folk, some are traditional european. It all falls under folk in my mind.

And, although he does no advertising, Sandy Brechin is one of, IMO, the best accordion folk players around. I particularly love how he perfected the three note jump, in this song:

EDIT: Well apparently I can't link youtube until I've posted 15 times. That seems a bit stupid. Youtube search 'Sandy Brechin Scottish Accordionist'. You will not be disappointed.

It amazes me how he can do it all by touch. Lucky lucky man.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:52 AM   #195 (permalink)
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Just stumbled on this guy, zac brennan -- zacbrennan(dot)com
He's incredible. Anyone heard of him?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #196 (permalink)
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Alba
Bruce Springsteen
The Clancy Brothers
Dave Alvin
Gaelic Storm(super good band if you like Irish music, one of my favorites)
Great Big Sea
Jim Croce
The Jolly Rogers
Mumford & Sons
The Pogues
Poxy Boggards
Rolf Harris (musical comedy, really fun to listen to)
The Shamrock Rebels
The Tallest Man On Earth
The Wolfe Tones
97th Regimental String Band
Thanks for the list. There's some good stuff on there.


I've been listening to a lot of Izzy Cox lately.


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Old 03-14-2013, 10:59 PM   #197 (permalink)
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Because I dont feel like hunting through this thread..hopefully someone wants to help me out. I like Owen, Iron and Wine, The Tallest Man on Earth, Bright Eyes, Band of Horses, Avett Brothers....HIT ME UP!
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #198 (permalink)
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Because I dont feel like hunting through this thread..hopefully someone wants to help me out. I like Owen, Iron and Wine, The Tallest Man on Earth, Bright Eyes, Band of Horses, Avett Brothers....HIT ME UP!
i'm currently loving Radical Face. check out both Ghost and The Family Tree: The Roots albums. excellent stuff, can't recommend it enough.

being under 15 posts, i'm unable to post any Youtube links, sorry about that!

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #199 (permalink)
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I checked a few tracks out on Youtube, Its not bad at all. I'll definitely check out the albums and see how it grows on me. Thanks.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #200 (permalink)
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Any help here is appreciated. I'm looking for a full acoustic band that also has a trumpet or accordion with it. If it helps, something that sounds like the video below, but I'm pretty loose with what I'm looking for. Anything within 10 miles is fine by me.

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