The Gloaming’s self-titled début album is simply magnificent. This is contemporary music that is both deeply rooted in traditional Irish music or Sean-nós singing and totally in tune with the 21st century musical zeitgeist. The group emerged in 2011 … [Read more...] about The Gloaming
Crac! is an enchanting 15mn animated short by Frédéric Back originally released in 1981 and featuring a great collection of songs and tunes from the traditional French Canadian repertoire performed by folk group Le Rêve du Diable. Borrowing its name … [Read more...] about Le Rêve du Diable: Crac!
“Ensemble” is a great word choice: it conveys the idea of a group of musicians playing in the field of either classical, contemporary or jazz music, while in the Irish context, composer Seán Ó Riada’s band Ceoltóirí Chualann introduced the idea of … [Read more...] about Ensemble Ériu: Jurna
Part contemporary dance project, part innovative folk band venturing into the realms of jazz, world, ambient and improvised music, This is How we Fly is simply a fascinating proposition in today’s musical landscape. Formed in 2010 by Caoimhín Ó … [Read more...] about This is How we Fly
Didier Squiban (b. 1959) is a French pianist based in Brittany who has been adapting and transposing traditional song and dance tunes from the Breton repertoire into the jazz idiom since the late 1970s. Traditional music has always been a fertile … [Read more...] about Didier Squiban: Ridée de Loperhet
Since his début in 1977, traditional Breton singer Yann-Fañch Kemener (b. 1957) has made a huge contribution to the popularity of gwerzioù (unaccompanied laments) and to the revival of the "kan ha diskan" style, the traditional call and response … [Read more...] about Yann-Fañch Kemener & Aldo Ripoche: Ar veleien