Posts Tagged ‘video’

Two muiñeiras

September 27, 2018

Two muiñeiras from last night’s session, with some dancing:

(the video is unlisted, so can only be found via specific links, such as this one, not by searches or random visitors to YouTube)

 

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Javier Otero Neira

May 19, 2018

Just discovered that the classical pianist Javier Otero Neira (from A Estrada, Pontevedra, if you must know) has recorded a whole album with adaptations of 14 Galician folk tunes, including five or so that we also play.

Here’s his take on our favourite muiñeira:

 

And here you can buy the whole set as MP3 album and/or listen to 30-second samples of each track: amazon.es

Oh, and his biography is available in Galician – bonus points for that (but if you must read it in a less beautiful language, there are little flags to switch).

 

 

 

 

Galicia v. Norway

April 21, 2018

We had an amazing mix of cultures at the open session of the Folk Weekend on Friday. Among other contributors there were half a dozen violinists from a Norwegian dance outfit (de Frilynde) and half a dozen Oxford Pandeireteiras, which made for an interesting cultural contrast. Here are the pandeireteiras performing Carmiña Carmela, with some of the Norwegians looking on bemused in the background.

 

The Norwegians were absolutely flawless in their prepared pieces but shy in joining in with things they didn’t know, so I have a suspicion they may be classical musicians travelling incognito …

 

Galicia somos nós

April 14, 2018

lovely video combining hiphop choreography with the Muiñeira de Chantada, which is also part of our session repertoire (the version in the video is by Carlos Nuñez and the Chieftains). We’ll all dance it like that next time …

The lines recited at the beginning of the video are the tail end of the poem

Galicia, by Manuel Maria

Galicia é o que vemos:
a terra, o mar, o vento…
Pero hai outra Galicia
que vai no sentimento!

Galicia somos nós:
a xente e maila fala
Se buscas a Galicia
en ti tes que atopala!

BTW, Manuel Maria is also the author of the poem O carro, the song version of which is also in our session repertoire, although we haven’t sung it very often.

Agarrado de Vilar de Cabeiras

April 13, 2018

new song the pandeireteiras are currently working on.  I think it’s probably going to end up in A (starting F#) so once that is confirmed I can prepare some dots.

 

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 ?

 

 

Fisterra (signed version)

March 1, 2018

We had a lovely little session yesterday, in spite of the wintry weather conditions, thanks to all who braved the snow and came out.

I have struggled for a while to get a good video of our traditional closing anthem, Fisterra, the rendition of which tends to suffer from people packing up and leaving (if not physically then perhaps mentally). Here at least is a funny clip of last night’s closing ceremony, with explanatory signing added by Maria and Bea, maybe it helps the uninitiated to appreciate the beauty of the lyrics …

 

PS clip is short and sweet, as my camera also decided it had heard enough …

Anxo Lorenzo: A bruxa

February 24, 2018

Session coming up on Wednesday! Here is a tune we play in every session, A bruxa, played by Anxo Lorenzo, who may be coming our way soon …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanxugueiras: Xota de Bembibre

January 9, 2018

lovely video from the Tanxugueiras:

 

 

 

Tanxugueiras: Las panaderas

January 3, 2018

some table-thumping loveliness from the Tanxugueiras:

 

similar to what the Oxford Pandeireteiras are doing with Pingacho.