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Artist of the Month March

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Qui hi ha?

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Qui hi ha? bring us another angle on celtic irish music by incorporating mediterranian elements and experimental psychedelic airs. They offer powerful energetic live gigs, made up of their own musical repertory mixed with traditional irish tunes. The band's innovative, contempory sound and abitlity to fuse cultures and language has gained their album 'Aquest llum per qui crema?' excellent reviews, as has their performance at Festes de la Mercè 09 (Plaça Sant Jaume - Barcelona) and the Festival do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira (Coruña) where they were proclaimed winners of Concurs Proxecto Runas 09.
 

For more information check out the website:

http://www.quihiha.cat/sections/display/en/qui-hi-ha/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stan Rogers

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Stan Rogers (1949-1983) is considered by many as the greatest songwriter that Canada has ever produced. His music captured the power of the human condition and many of his songs have become part of the Canadian folk repertoire. Although he's no longer with us, his legacy continues to entertain, educate, and celebrate the Canadian experience in its raw and most honest forms. Stan Rogers touched the lives of countless people through not just his musical output, but also his continuing support of friends, colleagues, and fans that he met or worked with during his lifetime. It's only fitting that the biographical details we present here come from three of these individuals. He could bluff and bellow yet was at heart a poet and intellect who would, often as not, sneak away from a gathering to curl up with a book. He became a songwriter too, working as a rock bassist while still a teenager and later embracing the folk idiom. After a few years as a more-or-less conventional folkie songwriter, he discovered his real gift. After some persuasion by his Aunt June in Canso Nova Scotia, he began to write songs about his familial home...his roots. Those early songs found their way on to Stan's first album, Fogarty's Cove, and he was on his way. From that point forward, Stan's best writing was about the Canadian experience. His songs gave a new voice to ordinary folks who worked the fisheries, mines and farms of this vast country.

For more infotmation check out the website:

http://www.stanrogers.net/

  

Anxo Lorenzo

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Anxo Lorenzo is a musician who plays the gaita, the traditional Galician bagpipe, from Moaña (Tirán), a small village on the Atlantic Coast of Galicia (Spain).He is a new breed of musician who sees no barriers when experimenting with traditional and contemporary music and has the ability of seamlessly amalgamating the two into vibrant, fresh and new melodies and rhythms.Anxo has managed to fuse the unadulterated natural sound of the Gaita (Galician Bagpipes) with a wide variety of alternative music styles such as: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Flamenco, Chill Out, Hip-Hop and electronic, converting the Gaita into an avant-garde instrument without giving-up his celtic roots.

 

For more information check out the website: http://www.myspace.com/anxolorenzo

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luar na Lubre

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Luar is Galician for moonlight; lubre is a magical forest in which the Celtic druids cast their spells.During its career, this musical group has spread Galician music and culture. The band became famous worldwide after Mike Oldfield took interest in their music. Oldfield fell in love with their song "O son do ar" (The sound of the air; composed by Bieito R. de LNL). In 1992 he offered help in their worldwide tour. Their tour together was called Tubular Bells 3. Now it is one of the most famous groups from Galicia. Their first singer Rosa Cedrón is also featured with Mike Oldfield in some songs of his live concert at Horseguard's Parade, near St James' Park, London. Rosa Cedrón left the band in 2005 and Sara Vidal became the new singer. The group recorded a version of Gerdundula by Status Quo. The Spanish heavy metal band Mago de Oz made a cover of Luar na Lubre's song "Memoria da Noite." Their most famous singles are "O son do ar", "Tu gitana" and "Chove en Santiago". Most of their lyrics are in the Galician language. Their song "Nau", written by Bieito Romero is about Galicia as a ship with no direction.

 
For more information check out the website: http://www.luarnalubre.com/index.php?idioma=en
 
 
 
 
 

Artist of the Month March

 
 
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