Archive for the ‘london’ Category

Dance like a Galician

April 29, 2018

Today’s podcast of Un Pais Mundial includes a section about Alba and her Galician dance class in London, starting at around 17:00 mins:

http://www.crtvg.es/rg/podcast/un-pais-mundial-un-pais-mundial-do-dia-29-04-2018-3743257

and also a shoutout for our Oxford session …

 

 

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4th Galician Session London

April 6, 2018

a one-minute impression from the 4th London session which happened on March 21:

 

 

PS the tune is A camposa, I think ?

 

 

4th Galician session London

March 4, 2018
coming up on Wed in two weeks: the fourth Galician session at London. Hosted by gaitero David Carril Castiñeira.
Details:
Wed 21.3.2018., from 19:00 h
La Bodega Restaurant
78 Tavistock Road
London W11 1AN
A few of us will be going there from Oxford, car sharing opportunities may be available. (I can put you in touch with drivers or passengers as necessary.) Alternatively, you can take the Oxford Tube to Notting Hill Gate and walk down Portobello Road to get there.
Here’s a photo from the 3rd session in November (for a video of the fantastic dancing that happened there, click here):
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Compare and contrast

March 3, 2018

David Carril playing the gaita at our latest session, and with Luar na Lubre on stage at the Brixton Jamm, London.

 

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In my slightly biased view, the Oxford session is more fun, of course, but the London stage has better lighting, so it may be more photogenic.

PS click through to flickr to see a few more pics of Luar na Lubre and one more of our session.

 

Camiño do Norte de Luar na Lubre

January 27, 2018

The Luar na Lubre concert at the Rich Mix, Shoreditch, coming up on Sunday is now sold out – but an extra date has now been added at a different London venue, the Brixton Jamm, for Monday 29.1.. Tickets available here.

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This graphic is desperately lacking some dreaming spires though …

Efraím Díaz: Lela

January 2, 2018

I may be slightly obsessed with this tune (and song), and I may or may not end up sharing my cello cover one day (be afraid … ) but in the meantime here is Efraím Díaz who played it on his pito pastoril during his recent visit to London:

 

For the song complete with lyrics and soaking sadness see Maria do Ceo’s lovely version.

O merlo

December 13, 2017

David Carril and his lovely dancers have recorded a couple of videos, here’s the first:

 

 

We’re hoping to see them in Oxford soon, watch this space !

PS  Dots for the tune are in the Folkoteca Galega under the title “Foliada“. On that page you can transpose it to any key at the touch of a button. I have created a PDF of the version in D and will add it to the repertoire. There are also words for it (eg here, but a bit different from what we’re singing), so we might sing it at one of the next sessions.

Luar na Lubre on tour

December 2, 2017

Luar na Lubre will be in the UK at the end of January on their way to the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow (which clashes with our session, sadly).  A gig at London has now been confirmed,  further dates may still emerge.

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videos of the London session

November 12, 2017

a few clips people shared on facebook:

 

 

… and finally:

this recording of the galicified version of Despacito cannot be embedded, unfortunately, so you can only watch it in facebook.

 

Muiñeira at London

November 9, 2017

a glimpse of muiñeira dancing from very lovely session we had at London yesterday:

 

 

 

there were plenty of dancers, singers, and tambourine players in attendance, we were just a little bit short of instruments other than gaitas …