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Episode #3356

Tangled Web of Fiddling

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has fingered Irish music and its Celtic fiddling of being the connection between American folk music and classical music. In the North Sea region, the influence of the Scandinavian tradition with its Norwegian farmers and Vikings permeated the Celtic culture, more in Scotland than in Ireland.  The roots-web is even more tangled than that once the Italian contribution to the development of the violin is considered  (Antonio Stradivari in Cremona.) For this New Sounds program, listen to the shared musical territory between Celtic, Scandinavian, “early music,” & Appalachian fiddle music.

 

There’s music from Boston-based Mariel Vandersteel, a fiddler who also plays the Norwegian Hardingfele.  Also, hear Hesperus, who began as an early music band, but have branched out to embrace Scandinavian and Appalachian music.  Then listen to music from Minnesota-based Steve Tibbetts and the Norwegian fiddler Knut Hamre.  Plus hear something that draws from both Nordic and Celtic traditions featuring Scottish fiddle master Aly Bain and Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller. Their music plumbs the depth of the influence of Bain's Shetland Islands home in the North Sea. That, something from an outfit called Fiddlers 4, and more.

PROGRAM #3356 , (First aired on 7/10/2012)                                                

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Mariel Vandersteel

Hickory

Huldreslått [4:38]

Marielvandersteel.com
www.cdbaby.com

Hesperus

Neo-Medieval

Saltarello [4:02]

Dorian DIS-80155
www.hesperus.org

Hesperus  

Unicorn

Enhörningen (Unicorn) [5:21]

Dorian DIS-80157
www.hesperus.org

Knut Hamre & Steve Tibbets 

Å

Huldreslatt [6:33]

Hannibal #1438.
Out of print. 
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Nils Okland & Sigbjorn Apeland

Lysoen - Hommage a Ole Bull

Grålysning [3:10]

ECM 2179
www.ecmrecords.com

Aly Bain & Ale Moller

Fully Rigged

Hangman's Reel [2:05]
Bonaparte's Retreat [2:43]

Northside  NSD 6064
www.noside.com

Fiddlers 4 (Darol Anger, Michael Doucet, and Bruce Molsky, w/Rushad Eggleston (cello))

Fiddlers 4

Greek Medley / Polly Put the Kettle On [4:20]

Compass Records 4334
www.compassrecords.com

Carla Kihlstedt / Two Foot Yard

Borrowed Arms

Hold My Own [4:25]

www.carlakihlstedt.com

www.cdbaby.com

Mark O’Connor

Midnight on the Water

Midnight on the Water / Bonaparte's Retreat [7:36]

Sony #62862
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Comments [1]

Sarah smith

Will a podcast be made available for most recent show, a tangled web of fiddling?

Jul. 11 2012 05:46 AM

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