Duddy16 September 2011 at 4:33pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry - cannot find the old one which I think MAK started. This was one I attend last night.
As part of the St Ives Festival - Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick. Some wonderful folk standards including ‘My Son John’ adapted for modern times as Martin did in his Imagined Village role. A warm and witty pair -lots of repartee. Great to see them both still enjoying the music and a delight to hear them together and individually. Mr Swarbrick looked gleeful and energetic on his fiddle. A packed hall which always adds to the atmosphere. I wished for one of their best known songs Sovay and then they played it as the first number!
Also a very good supporting act called Fernhill, singing mainly in Welsh. Mostly old songs from around 15-17th century. One was a version of ‘Down in Yon Forest’ – a carol with slightly surreal imagery. Lyrical, beautiful songs and a singer with a clear, bell like voice. The band included a trumpeter who played so gently and delicately. An unexpected pleasure.
A great night, well worth the climb down from the top of St Ives and back up again at the end. That won’t mean much to you unless you know Cornwall I guess!
Here’s a couple of links you might like. The one of Carthy and Swarbrick is about 23 years old.
Ellee4 March 2012 at 1:49pmPosts: 1015 (0 today)Status: offline
My hubby and I went to a comedy-concert of "Der Popolski- Familie" yesterday. They are a group of fantastic musicians pretending they are a family from Poland with a granddad who was the composer of every famous pop song (as Polka) worldwide. And all of them were speaking German with a false Polish accent ...
They all are playing different characters: one is the introvert shy bassist, another is the sexy female singer cousin searching for a wealthy husband, two are twins playing wind instruments and wearing checked jackets, one is the extrovert drummer and so on ... they all are a bit crazy, lunatic telling their stories with brilliant music.
The audience was asked to dance and sing in between - we all had big fun and my hubby who is very critical with musicians at times was very content and happy with them!
Just a tip for Germans and People from nearby, but worth every Euro
Here is a bit of a TV show with them
Duddy4 March 2012 at 3:14pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Looks like fun Ellee! Sexy Bomba!
Ela4 March 2012 at 3:56pmPosts: 1334 (0 today)Status: offline
I took my daughter to a really fun show on Friday night. It's not a true concert, although there was a full band. It was the Michael Jackson The Immortal-Cirque Du Soleil World Tour. It was full of the creativity and action of the Cirque du Soleil-amazing costumes and tremendous acrobats and the trapezes, swinging in on bungee cords, so much action in so many places, you're not sure which thing to watch! There was a full band with about 10 band members and singers, and then many, many dancer/gymnasts! Full of pyrotechnics-and surprises at every direction! It was fun and energetic and really fun to watch my daughter be amazed by all of the Cirque du Soleil! I've seen a few of their shows and new what to expect, but she was wide-eyed watching them! There were a lot of MJ fans there in outfits that were a tribute to him. The silver glove, the hat, the concert shirts from his tours, etc....
That sounds great Ela
Glad you and your daughter had a good time.
Zenrider5 March 2012 at 3:02pmPosts: 3545 (0 today)Status: offline
Sounds like fun. So what you are saying is you and your daughter didn't dress up? Sounds like it was fun.
Are you going to go see the new Cavalia show? You don't have to love horses to enjoy their shows. OK horses are a plus. Looks like I may have to go to St Louis to see this one. The not so subtle hint was receiving an email from them about the St Louis show with no mention of the Chicago area. http://www.cavalia.net/en
Ellee25 November 2012 at 1:31pmPosts: 1015 (0 today)Status: offline
Went to a concert of "Wise guys". Originally they are an a cappella group from Cologne,
They did their last album with instruments as well as without instruments.
Wonderful concert! All the audience had a "battle" in singing with two of the singers at last.
Great guys, wise guys
One song from their newest album, "Nach Hause"
I only found this (nice) cover version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSt9ibPbjIo
raelovo26 November 2012 at 6:05pmPosts: 1742 (0 today)Status: offline
Went to see John Mayall in a little venue "underground" in Freiburg-Germany. . .
last Thursday. Very nice, and could talk with the man before the show - he was himself at a table selling CD's !- some pics on FB and videos to come on YT.
Next one perhaps will be The Watch - for those from along the river Rhine near the French border. . .Go !. . .(Das Rind - Russelsheim on November 30th). . .
Love those little places. . .and it's allways nice to meet nice people and drink a good beer with the musicians. . .cheers !