Home' Woodford Folk Festival : Programme 2018-19 Contents Balkanski Bus
A Balkan group playing the social dance and wedding music of Macedonia,
Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Greece, Turkey and Romany Gypsies on a range
of traditional and electric instruments, this group features heartfelt, earthy
vocals by Linda Marr of Blindman’s Holiday, Nakisa and Musica Linda fame..
FRI DANCEHALL 9.15PM
SAT FOLKLORICA 4.00PM
MON DANCEHALL 9.15PM
The Balkanics include Anthony Pizzica (rezouki, tambura), Linsey Pollak
(sax, gaida, clarini), Philip Griffin (electric bass, tambura), Ric Halstead (sax,
flute) and Tunji Beier (drums). Between them they have performed with
performers as varied as Ross Daly, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Billy Cobham.
THUR LUNA 12.30AM
FRI PARLOUR 1.10AM
SAT GRANDE 1.00AM
Paul Bulanyi & Mircha Mangiacotti
Paul and Mircha share their love of gypsy swing/jazz guitar
as made famous by Django Reinhardt, as well as playing
Brazilian choro and Hawaiian styles. Paul is a classically
trained guitarist and has played with the likes of Monsieur
Camembert. Mircha has extensive experience playing with
The Gypsy Cats and Forrobodó.
GYPSY SWING AND WILD VIOLINS
The frenetic rhythms and smooth sound of Manouche
Gypsy swing guitar are offset by the willful Gypsy violin
flirting with flamboyant music, heartfelt singing and swirling
dancing skirts, in a dazzling tour-de-force of Slovakian
Romany Gypsy panache
THUR FOLKLORICA 11.15AM
PARAGUAYAN GUITAR OF AGUSTIN BARRIOS
Paraguayan virtuoso classical guitarist and composer,
Agustin Barrios, is regarded as one of the greatest
performers and most prolific composers for guitar. Hear
some of his traditional and neo-romantic classical works
interspersed with details of his fascinating and eccentric life.
MON FOLKLORICA 11.45AM
PARADISE MUSIC: HAWAIIAN GUITAR
Enter Hawaiian guitar paradise! Originating around 1900 in
Hawaii, the steel guitar became part of the Hawaiian-music
craze sweeping the America continent in the 1920s, when a
radically new sound and technique was born.
TUES FOLKLORICA 9.00AM
Both members of this unusual duo have been seen at folk festivals in
many other formations. Fiddler Mark Richards has been bandleader with
the Transylvaniacs since 1993 and in-house fiddler with folkloric group
Kengugro. Singer Gemma, as well as singing duty in the Transylvaniacs
was member of the high profile 90s a cappella group Blindman’s Holiday
and has explored many other singing styles from early music to salsa.
SUN DANCEHALL 7.30PM
MON WORKSHOP 6.00PM DANCEHALL 9.15PM
TUES FOLKLORICA 11.15AM 1.15PM
TRANSYLVANIAN CSÁNGÓ MUSIC UNLEASHED
Csángó Hungarians of Transylvania have preserved many elements of a
medieval music tradition. Hear their bold, energetic music reflecting the
oldest Magyar traditions played on the utogardon (a struck and plucked
ancient cello), the koboz (a lute) and fiddle.
TUES FOLKLORICA 11.15AM
Čardak play the haunting Sevdah music of Bosnia and
Hercegovina. an urban tradition that unites the hearts of a
resilient and passionate people.
SAT WORKSHOP 10.00AM FOLKLORICA 2.45PM
BALKAN SOUL: MUSIC, DANCE AND SEVDALINKA
Revealing the beauty of the Balkan cultural soul are smooth
slow-paced Bosnian Sevdah love songs, rare and beautiful
unaccompanied a cappella singing, fast dances with
syncopated rhythms, and high-energy dance music that has
been echoing around the Balkans for centuries.
SAT FOLKLORICA 2.45PM
SCOTTISH/SLAVIC LOVE SONGS AND LAMENTS
Experience bittersweet, sometimes haunting Scottish love
songs and laments and deeply emotional, intensely beautiful
Balkan/Bosnian sevdah songs denoting yearning and
unrequited love in a concert where the mood swings from the
intensely beautiful to the darkly dramatic.
SUN FOLKLORICA 11.15AM
SARAJEVO SEVDAH CAFÉ OF LOVE’S SALVATION
The intrinsically beautiful traditional urban Sevdah music and
songs of Bosnia and Hercegovina are played in the cafe bars of
Sarajevo. Also called the Bosnian blues, it has been compared
to Sufi kafis and ghazals of love and yearning.
MON FOLKLORICA 5.35PM
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