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playlist for January 09, 2010
host/producer Mark R. Thomas

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Øystein Sevåg
Global House
Song From the Planet
Windham Hill Records

Tudur Morgan
Had Maip Môn
Titrwm Tatrwm

Tudur Morgan solo here but a member of the five man band from Anglesey, North Wales established themselves in the 80's as Mojo, and in 1990 were the first Welsh band to ever release a rock CD, in Welsh. It was titled'Awn ymlaen fel hyn'

Connemara Stone Company LIVE
For One Ireland
Artist website:
A Celtic band based in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
World Beat Pick of the Month

Connemara Stone Company
Birds & Beasts
Give us a Stout
Artist website:
A Celtic band based in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

The Love Token
An Dún Aengus
MacDara Music
Artist website: MacDara Ó Conaola
MacDara Ó Conaola is a native of the Aran Island of Inisheer who is steeped in the local sean-nos style although accompanied by a fine band he takes a contemporary approach to what is traditionally a solo song form. MacDara sings in both Gaelic and English. The album was co-produced by Máire Breatnach and recorded in Conamara.

Flogging Molly
Title Track
We will be hearing "Float," the title track from the newest album from the Irish band, Flogging Molly. They will be touring the US during February and March, with over 50 concerts.

Todd Menton
Where Will You Land
New Folk Records
Celtic dance music from Minneapolis by Todd Menton and New Folk Records.

Kate Rusby
Awkward Annie
The Old Man

Pure Records
Artist website :
Music from Kate Rusby's 2007 cd, Awkward Annie. Contemporary and traditional Scotch and English songs.

Knickers down bottoms up
Rambling Irishman
The Drummer
Celtboy Records
Andy Redmond is a Celtic musician based in the Philadelphia area and who has had a lifetime facination with military "field music." He is the co-founder of the Mifflin Guard Field Music and 28th PA Regimental Brass Band.

Amy Kortuem
The Month of January
title track

We begin this the music evening with a Irish tune celebrating "The Month of January" performed by Southern Minnesota harper, Amy Kortuem.

Sweeter than Burbon

So Beautiful
Seneca is a youthful new band out of Limerick City, Ireland. They have already toured the US, with over 90 shows in 25 states. Although I have to admit that this is the first I've heard of them. I found myself mesmerized by the tone and lyrics of their song titled "Marks." All songs written by Seneca vocalist, Rob Hope.

Bruce Mitchell
Celtic Compilation
The Book of Days
An anthology of songs from Bruce Mitchell's albums, Celtic Destiny, Celtic Sanctity, and The Gathering.

Ciro Hurtado
Tales from Home
La Negra Tomasa
ROM Records
Ciro Hurtado comes from a family of story tellers living in the jungles of Peru. "Tales from Home" is a collection of pieces inspired by their stories, portraits, and Peruvian landscapes.

Marta Topferova
World Village Music
Marta Topferova was born in the Czech Republic but her music is rooted in the sounds and styles of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Jerry Leake
Cubist (shapes of sound & time)
Rhombus Publishing

The music of Cubist is based on analagous concepts the cubism in art, as best know from PabloPicasso. Sound and time are fragmented images of reality.

Brent Lewis
Pura Vida
Brent Lewis is a master of the melodic drums. He plays a set of 22 drums tuned to the notes of the piano.

Various Artists - compiled by DJ Seduce
Eliza Lacerda: Fracas do Luar
Afro Baile Records
Bossa Nova is a song-form that has been a driving force among Brazilian musisians for over 50 years. The newly released 12 song compilation, "I Love Bossa Nova" introduces a new generation of female Bossa Nova artists.

Ben Tavera King

Hundred Year Rain

Music from the Southwest American flute and 12 string guitar, by guitarist extrordinaire, Ben Tavara King.

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
Lookin' for a Little Strange
Iron Range Knee High

New Folk Records
Some jazzy music from the Twin Cities-based Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on New Folk Records.

Karl Maddison
Tibetan Groove
Gemini Sun Records
tones floating on a sonic ocean of synth and sweet guitar licks driven by the hypnotic percussive pulse of authentic Tibetan instruments. Its the kind of music that enables one to sit back, chill-out and imagine a cool-breeze blowing as you contemplate the dazzling spectacle of a pristine Himalayan plateau.

Te Vaka
Warm Earth Records
Some beautiful music by the group, Te Vaka, which means "canoe" in the Tokelau language. Opetatia Foa'i is the founder and songwriter for the group. Their original album is titled, Te Vaka. Back in November of 1997 I first played music by Te Vaka, on the World Beat. Their brand-new release of South Pacific Fusion music is titled, "Haoloto."

Artists Website: Te Vaka

Ya Foy! (no problem)
On Va Tout Changer (We're going to change everything)
Ya Foy! Sarazino is based in Quito Ecuador and blends elements of Latin, pop, reggae, funk, African and Arabic music creating an infectious sound... "make Love your religion... Irie man, Irie man..." One of my favorite songs from 2009.

The Black Seeds
Solid Ground
Easy Star Records
Artist website: The Black Seeds
Reggae music sending a message to the world from Wellington, New Zealand.

The Stimulators
Rudy Move Uptown
Everybody's Broke
"The Stimulators" are a Munich Germany based band featuring former Ike Turner sideman, Peter Schneider on lead guitar, and German ska pioneer, Oliver Stephan on lead vocals/ rhythm guitar, have been thrilled audiences all over Europe, with their infectious mix of Caribbean and African styles, grafted onto a solid Jazz and Blues-based foundation. Their brand-new cd, "Loaded" keeps up their tradition with a collection contemporary themed songs percolating with lively insight into today's social environment.

Tommy T (featuring Eugene Hutz)
The Prester John Sessions
Oromo Dub
Easy Star Records
A new cd from Gogol Bordello bassist, Tommy T. We will be hearing Lifers, featuring vocals by Gogol Bordello Gypsy-punk frontman, Eugene Hutz.

Baka Beyond
Martin Cradick and the Baka at Gbiné
Beyond the Forest
Marriage of West with East
Nahwia's Dream
White Swan Records
Martin Cradick and his wife, Su Hart have been working with the Baka people for over 20 years. Their new cd, "Beyond the Forest" was recorded in the Cameroonian rainforest in the Baka Music House that was built with funds from Baka Beyond's earlier recordings. The chant music of the Baka people is an ancient tradition.

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