Buddy MacMaster, renowned Cape Breton fiddler, dead at 89

floppyhump:

Go away, this week. You are bad and I don’t like you anymore.

hats off to a wonderful player

Jean Carignan & Pete Seeger : Hangman’s Reel (Reed Du Pendu)

I lied. This is the last one. I’ve never heard this recording before and it’s astounding. Long live trad.


OK, last Jean Carignan post for today, because I love slip jigs too much not to post this.

"Slip Jigs: The fist in this pair of slip jigs is in Am and is called the Arragh Mountains, and the second is called Father Burke’s, in the key of G. Father Burke’s is found on an Irish recording, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann #CL-6, of the playing of Paddy O’Brien and Seamus Connolly on acordions accompanied by Charlie Lennon on piano."

More Jean Carignan!

Pigeon on the Gate

Jean Carignan : Joyous Waltz (la Valse joyeuse)

another Waltz For Wednesday

Michael Coleman : Mrs. Kenny’s Waltz, Men of the West

I don’t understand this. I love this.

I don’t understand this. I love this.

(Source: vintage-musicians)

explore-blog:

If you read one thing today, make it James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to society.

dammit.

explore-blog:

If you read one thing today, make it James Baldwin on the creative process and the artist’s responsibility to society.

dammit.

cantaloupemusic:

arriving in today’s post: #BecomeOcean by John Luther Adams w/ Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot. OUT 9/30/14! PREORDER @ bit.ly/becomeocean #newmusic #album #cd #newreleases #epic #dope #chill #cool #ambient #pulitzerprize (at Bang on a Can)

This is beautiful and overwhelming and it makes me want to lay down on the floor and turn the volume all the way up.
You can stream the premiere at Carnegie Hall here

cantaloupemusic:

arriving in today’s post: #BecomeOcean by John Luther Adams w/ Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot. OUT 9/30/14! PREORDER @ bit.ly/becomeocean #newmusic #album #cd #newreleases #epic #dope #chill #cool #ambient #pulitzerprize (at Bang on a Can)

This is beautiful and overwhelming and it makes me want to lay down on the floor and turn the volume all the way up.

You can stream the premiere at Carnegie Hall here

byrningdownthehouse:

True Stories (1986)

Come to think of it this is one of my favourite quotes.

(Source: my-silent-face, via batteredshoes)