Episode #2903

The World on Four Strings

« previous episode | next episode »

Monday, February 23, 2009

For this New Sounds, hear violin music inspired by the Cajun, Norwegian, Balkan, Near Eastern, and Indian traditions. There are works by Steve Tibbetts & Knut Hamre, Kaila Flexer & Gari Hegedus, Michael Galasso, and more. With any luck, we'll also hear some Celtic Baltic Sephardic music from Teslim, some Norwegian meets Cajun-flavored Louisiana polka from Frigg, and others.

PROGRAM # 2903, the world on 4 strings (fiddle music) (First aired on Mon 2/23/09)





Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Welcome Here Again

The Dear Irish Boy, excerpt [2:00] The High Jig [2:00]

Compass/Green Linnet #1233.** *

Various artists: Kirsten Bråten Berg, Hallvard T Bjørgum

Nordisk Sang

Tirili Tovann [3:30]

New Albion #031. *

Kaila Flexer & Gari Hegedus


Elk/High Tide/Yetierre [7:00]

Next Village #001.

Knut Hamre & Steve Tibbetts


Fjellmangjenta [3:30]

Hannibal/Rykodisc #1348.*

Michael Galasso


III [2:00]

ECM #1245***

Various artists: Beausoleil

More Cajun Music And Zydeco

Je M’endors [3:30]

Rounder #11573***

Michael Galasso


V, first half [4:00]

See above.

Mark O’Connor

Midnight On The Water

Caprice #5 [3:30]

Sony Classical #62862***

Simon Shaheen


Taqasim for Violin [1:30]

CMP #3006. out of print, but see


Nobody Told Me

Chittham Irangaayo, alap section [10:30]

ECM #1397***

Mark O’Connor

Midnight On The Water

Midnight on the Water/Bonaparte’s Retreat [7:00]

See above.

Comments [2]

Jeffrey Monheit from Fresh Meadows, NY

I was surprised and delighted to hear the Armenian/Pontic Greek Tamzara dance played! I was taught to play this tune on my Pontian lyra (a type of fiddle which has only three strings). A nice selection made!

May. 27 2009 03:59 PM
New Sounds Assistant from New York, NY

Many apologies to those folks who were listening to the show last night. There was a giant problem with getting the program out of our studios, the responsibility for which lies on the shoulders of this Assistant. Please enjoy this archived stream as an alternative.

Feb. 24 2009 11:45 AM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.