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Published on 9 July 2016

Fire in the Mountain: Santy Anno, 4 June 2016

At Fire in the Mountain festival in Wales, standing on and around a landlubbing ship called Boaty McBoatface, a crowd of people assembled and starting singing sea shanties. This one is called Santy Anno, Santayana, Santianna, or any one of several other names.

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Tags sea shanty folk traditional accordion

Published on 6 July 2016

Barcelona: Fanfarrai, 7 February 2016

Fanfarrai are a band from Barcelona that plays Balkan music (it's a broad term but it does the job). In fact they're one of several bands from Barcelona that play Balkan music, it's popular here. They're very good.

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Tags barcelona balkan gypsy folk

Published on 5 January 2016

Dublin: Corn Potato String Band, 14 October 2015

A chance encounter with the Corn Potato String Band in Dublin in mid-October 2015. Dublin was cold and damp, the Corn Potato String Band were dry and warm. And they know what they're doing with fiddles.

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Tags acoustic folk dublin fiddles violins traditional old time americana

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Ugne and Andres, 15 May 2015

Another song sung by Ugne (this time with Andres accompanying) in the spooky gloom of RAI.

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Tags barcelona folk balkan romani

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Irigu, 18 March 2015

St James' Infirmary performed by Irigu in RAI's dimly-lit library/gig space. The light was poor, so I added some cheap effects.

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Tags barcelona folk blues

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Fajardo, 27 October 2014

Fajardo played the guitar and sang his lungs out to a very appreciative crowd at Can Masdeu on the outskirts of Barcelona. He sweated a lot, and got four encores.

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Tags acoustic punk folk guitar

Published on 28 October 2015

Barcelona: Hermanos Millar, 24 October 2014

On the platform of Narbonne train station I met Hermanos Millar. They play Venezuelan and Chilean songs and had been on tour around western Europe for three months.

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Tags chilean venezuelan folk latin america

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