Posts Tagged ‘musica galega’

November session

November 21, 2018

The November edition of our Galician session is coming up in a week, on Wednesday November 28, at 8:30 pm, James Street Tavern.

Looking ahead, note that the December session is likely to be a week early, as the last Wed of the month falls on Boxing Day. So keep the Wed 19th free for a likely session. However, at this point we are not sure about the location for December yet, as the JST will have a new management from Dec 3rd onwards, and the new people may close for refurbishment or even take the venue to an entirely different direction. Watch this space (and let me know if you have any ideas where we could go instead if we have to move – Port Mahon, Victoria Arms have been suggested).

Meanwhile, this month, in the seventeenth session in the new sequence, we’ll again play lots of lovely tunes from our vast collection of Galician traditionals. The Oxford Pandeireteiras will play their tambourines and sing some of the songs they practise in their weekly meetings (you can also join a new monthly singing class with them!). Sheet music will be provided for anybody who brings an instrument and wants to join in (I also have a PDF file with 19 of our favourite tunes which I can email on request). Feel free to dance if you find space to move. A box of miscellaneous percussion instruments (plus cunchas!) is also on hand if you would like to rattle along with the rhythms.

Note that the Tavern has a 11:30 curfew for musical activities, so the  session will close before that time with the traditional anthem of “Fisterra”. If you don’t have to leave earlier, it would be nice if you could stay for that. The curfew also means that if we start late, we’ll just have less time to play music.

For further info about the sessions and sharing audio and video recordings of the tunes we play, subscribe to this blog or join the Facebook group. There is also a mailing list for email reminders sent a week before the sessions.

 

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I’m going to run out of illustrations from the Cantigas de Santa Maria very soon – will have to think of a new source for illustrations in the new year …

 

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November session

November 21, 2017

Galician Session Oxford – new series, no. 5

Wednesday 29.11.2017, 8:30pm-11:30pm

James Street Tavern, 47 James Street, Oxford OX4 1EU

 

For the fifth session in the new sequence we will (again) have a few new tunes to mix in between the old favourites, and David Carril from London will play the gaita. There will also be singing and percussions from the Oxford Pandeireteiras, and there may even be a bit of floor space available for dancing (after seeing David’s dancers at the London session, it is clear we must have a bit more of that!). Sheet music will be provided for anybody who brings an instrument and wants to join in. A bag of miscellaneous percussion instruments is also available if you would like to rattle along with the rhythms.
For further info about the sessions and sharing audio and video recordings of the tunes we play, I have also set up a Facebook group. There is also a mailing list for email reminders sent a week before the sessions, and a WordPresss blog with the same posts as in the group.

 

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(The picture is from the Cantigas de Santa Maria, via wikipedia: https://gl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantigas_de_Santa_María )

Pasodobre de Sísamo – score

November 19, 2017

I have started writing out a score for the pasodobre in noteflight, so with luck I can embed it here:

https://www.noteflight.com/embed/82acd94e71ee1ebcbbcda01af39181a8c43ef289?scale=1

 

Embedding doesn’t seem to work, so let’s just use this link.

A bruxa

November 18, 2017

here’s one I prepared earlier – I’m kind of attached to this tune as it was the first Galician tune I learned to play, just over 2 years ago, and this is an early attempt at recording it (unplanned, I just happened to have this venue to myself, my flute and camera with me, and the tune in my head). As I was playing it quite slowly, it might even be useful for people who want to learn it by ear? It does include a couple of slips and hesitations, but that’s why we do repeats, it is usually right the second time round …

 

 

 

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 …

 

 

camariñas

November 9, 2017

A very lovely version of camariñas on the BBC2 Folk Show, sung in Galician and Scottish Gaelic, starts around 45:40:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09clz3l

Maria

November 8, 2017

Finally, I got my computer back from repair, so you can hear all about Maria and her lovely legs, in one of the videos I recorded at the most recent session (October 2017). Camera was very close to the bagpipes, so they dominate the sound at first, but the singers do make their voices heard eventually …

 

Like most of my videos on YouTube, this is “unlisted”, meaning that it won’t show up in searches. Any objections to it being published here and on the facebook group, let me know.

3rd Galician session @ London

October 31, 2017
coming up on Wed in a week: Galician session at London. Hosted by gaitero David Carril Castiñeira.
Details:
Wed 8.11., 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 will 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.

pingacho

October 30, 2017

we had a lovely and well-attended session last week, even if I say so myself. I have video evidence to prove it but can’t upload it right now, so here’s one I prepared earlier (from the April session, which was Mano’s 59th):

 

(as with most of my videos, this is “unlisted” meaning that it doesn’t show up in searches, it is only accessible via direct links like the one used here.)

 

pandeireta tutorial

October 19, 2017

to warm up for the next session, here’s a video explaining how the pandeireteiras do what they do with their pandeiretas: