June 2011 Archives
Monday June 27, 2011
Music festival season is just getting underway here in St. John's.
That includes the Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival, which begins July 13.
The Performance Hour has been tracking the progress of that event since it began a decade ago.
If you've never been to the festival, the first thing you need to know is that Wreckhouse operates on a very broad definition of "jazz and blues."
Every year, the lineup features an incredible variety of artists from across Canada.
This Saturday (July 2), the Performance Hour brings you music from the singers and players who will headline the 2011 edition of Wreckhouse.
(Photo courtesy of Jaffa Road)
Tuesday June 21, 2011
This Saturday (June 25) you'll hear music from the 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, featuring a quartet of outstanding traditional artists.
Martin Carthy (pictured) and his daughter Eliza are among the most dynamic personalities in English folk music.
Hammy Hamilton is a master flutist and flutemaker from Belfast.
Dave Panting has played and sung with bands ranging from Figgy Duff to Rawlins Cross to the Irish Descendants.
They'll share tunes from the old world that helped shape the Newfoundland tradition.
Monday June 13, 2011
A voice and an accordion. Your Newfoundland folk music doesn't get much more basic than that.
The singer perched in the corner, cradling a squeezebox, has long been a fixture at parties and music sessions in Newfoundland and Labrador.
We celebrate the tradition of buttons, bellows and voices, this Saturday (June 18) on the Performance Hour.
It's a set recorded at last summer's Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, featuring four veterans of local music.
Baxter Wareham, Fergus O' Byrne, Bob Hallett (pictured) and Jim Payne share the stage to squeeze out some of their favourite songs.
(Photo: Copyright Great Big Sea. Used by permission.)
Tuesday June 7, 2011
The lovers usually end up separated and heartbroken. That's if they're both still alive.
But there's a comic side to the song tradition as well.
This Saturday (June 11) on the Performance Hour, you'll hear songs both comic and tragic in a session recorded at last summer's Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival.
The session is called "Bird in the Bush: Songs of Seduction and Courtship."
Your balladeers are Eliza Carthy and John Roberts from England, Archie Fisher from Scotland, and Anita Best from Placentia Bay.
They gathered on a sunny Sunday at Bannerman Park in St. John's to ponder the perils and pratfalls of romance.
You can hear the show Saturday afternoon at 5:35 island time, on CBC Radio One."Bird in the Bush" is also available at our Concerts on Demand website, where you can hear the finest music in Canada at the click of a mouse.
Photo: Archie Fisher is one of the great names in Scottish folk music.
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