Discographer seeks information:
I am currently working on a Hawaiian & Hawaiian steel guitar discography of 78rpm records covering from c.1890 to c.1960 and can always use input from collectors, discographers, music historians, ethno-musicologists, etc. I am specifically seeking first hand data from the records themselves as well as
information concerning band personnel and recording locations from surviving musicians or their families. The book covers 78rpm and cylinder recordings world-wide (not just the US and Hawaii). I have been compiling the work for the last eight years and expect publication within the next two.
All contributors will be given credit for their input in print. Please post to:
T. Malcolm Rockwell, P.O. Box 1064, Kula, Hawaii 96790-1064, USA
or e-mail me directly at: email@example.com
Musical Traditions Club dates:
An evening of Irish Song and Story, with
Len Graham, John Campbell, Niamh Parsons
with Ron Kavana, Tomás Lynch & Brian McNeill
at O'Reilly's (formerly Dolly Fossett's, formerly The Old Farmhouse)
291 Kentish Town Road, London NW5
Easter Saturday, 3rd April
£5 and concessions
And normal Club evenings at the King & Queen, Foley Street, W1:
- Friday 19th March - George Withers and John Waltham + Dan Quinn & Will Duke
- Friday 23rd April - Judy Cook, from Virginia + The Posh Band
- Friday 14th May - Joe Whelan, Liam Farrell and Reg Hall + songs from Annie Power
- Friday 11th June - Will Atkinson and Alistair Anderson + The Posh Band
- Friday 23rd July - Seán Burke and Jim Coughlan + Ted & Ivy Poole + The Rakes
And at the Royal Oak:
Station Street, Lewes, Sussex - Thursdays
- Thursday 18th March - George Withers & John Waltham
- Thursday 22nd April - Tony Hall
- Thursday 29th April - Judy Cook
- Thursday 6th May - Sheila Stewart
- Thursday 10th June - Will Atkinson & Alistair Anderson
Martin Hayes tour dates:
Irish Fiddle maestro and Denis Cahill are appearing at:
- April 10 - Merlin Theatre - Frome
- April 14 - Theatr Mwidan - Cardigan
- April 15 - Theatr Brycheiniog - Brecon
- April 16 - Dartington - Totnes
- April 17 - Assembly Rooms - Presteigne
- April 18 - Guildhall - Lichfield
- April 19 - Band on the Wall - Manchester
- April 21 - Arts Centre - Stamford
- April 22 - Arts Centre - Norwich
Irish guests at English festivals:
MT readers should be particularly pleased to hear that Mary MacNamara, that fine anglo concertina player, has - after several unsuccessful attempts to book her - agreed to come to Sidmouth festival this year (30th July - 6th August).
And that most danceable of uilleann pipers and lovely sean nós singer, Éamon ó Bróithe, will be at both The National (16th - 18th April) and John Waltham's singing weekend at Purse Caundle, Dorset (18th - 20th June).
News from Doc Rowe:
In case you haven't heard ... Phillip Donnellan died in Ireland last Tuesday (16th February) ... he had several strokes a few months ago and never really recovered ...
(We hope to have further details in the near future - Ed.)
Topic are bringing out ALL the Radio Ballads on CD in May and a Sheila Stewart (my recordings from last October) is due out late summer ... but probably missing the Festivals, sadly. I am also producing a storytelling tape for Sheila which will be available in a month or so ...
(We'll keep you posted on the latter - Ed.)
English Country Music Weekend 1999
News just in - unfortunately, the hopes that the ECMW event would get back on the road again this year and travel up to Ripponden in June have been dashed by last minute venue problems.
Fortunately, Postlip Hall is still available - so the 1999 ECMW will once again be in this lovely Gloucestershire setting. Full details are available at the ECMW Page.
I'm not going to make a habit of this, but since quite a lot of you seem to be trying to fill some of the holes in your record collections at the moment - spurred on perhaps by the publication of our two discogaphies - I thought you might be interested in the following. Little Pot Stove Records have just sent me their latest list, which contains such a lot of interesting stuff that I though you'd like to share it. The number at the end is the price in pounds. Here goes:
For more details contact: Little Pot Stove Records, 213 Nursery Rd, Dinnington, Sheffield S31 7QU, UK. Telephone/Fax UK 01909 569481.
- The Willett Family - The Roving Journeyman - 12T84 - 8
- Charlie Wills - Leader LEA4041 - 8
- English Country Music from East Anglia - Topic - 10
- Folksongs of Britain 3, Jack of All trades - Topic - 10
- English Country Music - Topic(Yellow) 12T296 - 8
- The Pipering of Willie Clancy Vol 2 - Claddagh - 8
- Jimmy McBeth - Bound to be a Row - Topic - 10
- Jimmy McBeth - Wild Rover No More - Topic - 10
- Davie Stewart (songs & accordian) - Topic - 8
- The Copper Family - Coppersongs - EFDSS - 8
- Johnny Doughty - Round Rye Bay for More - Topic - 8
- Frank Hinchliffe - In Sheffield Park - 12TS308 - 8
- The Caledonian Companion, Intrumental Music from Scotland - Topic - 8
- The Fiddler and his Art - Scottish Tradition - 6
- Scottish Fiddlers to the Fore (Arthur Robertson, William MacPhearson, Angus Cameron, FlorenceBurns, Tom Anderson and the Shetland Fiddlers Society etc) - BBC - 6
- Gaelic Psalms From Lewis - Scottish Tradition/Tangent - 6
- Sean Ac Donnca - The White Rock, Songs in Irish & English from Connemara (small tear to cover) - Claddagh - 8
- Eddie Butcher - I Once Was a Draysman - Free Reed - 8
- James Byrne - The Road to Glenlough - Claddagh - 6
- Packie Byrne - (1969 EFDSS LP) - 10
- John & Julia Clifford - The Humours of Lisheen - Topic - 8
- Frankie Gavin & Paul Brock - A Tribute to Joe Cooley - 5
- Len Graham - Wind and Water, Traditional Songs, Ballads & Lilts - 8
- Len Graham with Finton McManua - Ye Lovers All - Claddagh - 8
- Robbie Hannon - Traditional Irish on Uillean Pipes - Claddagh - 8
- Frank Harte - Daybreak and a Candle-End - Foetain - 8
- Frank Harte - and Listen to My Song - Foetain - 8
- Tommy Healy & Johnny Duffy - Memories of Sligo - Topic - 8
- Sean Keane (fiddle) - Shanachie - 6
- Sean Keane (fiddle) - Gustys Frolicks - Claddagh - 6
- Sean Keane (fiddle) - Jig it in Style - Claddagh - 6
- May Keogh with Tommy Delaney - RINCE an 3ú céim - Gael-Linn - 5
- Tom Lenihan - Paddy's Panacea - Topic - 8
- Cathal McConnell (flute) - On Lough Erne's Shore - Topic - 8
- John McDonagh, Patrick Keane, Thomas Naughton & Festy Conlan - Grand Airs of Connemara - Topic - 8
- Pat Mitchell - Uillean Pipes - Topic - 8
- Seosamh O hÉanaí - Omo dhúchas strail - Gael-linn - 6
- Padraig O'Keefe, Denis Murphy, Julia Clifford - Kerry Fiddlers - Topic - 8
- Johnny O'Leary (accordeon) - Music for the Set - Topic - 8
- Tommy Potts (Fiddle) - The Liffey Banks - Claddagh - 8
- Jimmy Power - Irish Fiddle Player - Topic - 8
- Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band (Classic Irish/American) - Topic - 8
- The Brass Fiddle, Traditional Fiddle Music from Donegal - Claddagh - 6
- Grand Airs of Connemara - Gaelic Songs sung by John McDonagh, Patrick Keane and Thomas Naughton - Topic12T177 - 6
- The Wheels of the World - Classics of Irish Traditional Music (with Patric J Touley, Michael Coleman, Tom Ennis etc) - Shanachie (USA) - 6
- The Lark in the Clear Air -Irish Traditional Music Played on Small
- Instruments - Topic - 6
- Balfa Brothers (Cajun) - j'ai vu le loup.... - Cezame (French) - 5
- The Carter Family -'Mid The Green Fields Of Virginia - RCA - 5
- East Virginia - Pathways of Tradition (Bluegrass) - Rounder - 5
- Santiga Jimenez, Jr - Familia y Tradicion - Special Delivery - 5
- Frank Proffitt - .....Reese, North Carolina - 10
- Blue Ridge Mountain Music (Southern Folk Heritage Series) Atlantic - 10
The Journey of Sounds
A 12 CD collection of Portuguese influenced music
A few readers might be interested in this collection, which has been co-produced by the National
Commission for Commemorating the Portuguese Discoveries, the Portuguese Pavilion at EXPO 98 World Exhibition, and Tradisom.
'The Journey of Sounds' is a collection documenting Portuguese musical influences throughout the world, especially in places where the Discoverers forged lasting contacts. Unreleased recordings from Goa, Damao, Diu (India), Sri Lanka, Malaca (Malaysia), Sumatra, Macau, East Timor, Mozambique, Sao Tome, Cape Verde and Brazil.
Each CD includes a colour booklet (in most cases over 100 pages) containing the complete historical description and lyrics of all the songs in three languages (original language, Portuguese and English). Research was carried out by prestigious investigators such as Professor Margareth Kartomi of the University of Monash in Australia, Professor Margaret Sarkissian of Smith College and Professor Keneth David Jackson of Yale University, both from the USA, Dr. Susana Sardo of the University of Aveiro, Dr. Joao Soeiro de Carvalho of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, both from Portugal.
MT had been offered the set for US$225.00 (includes airfreight costs). They accept credit cards (VISA or MASTERCARD). Visit their Website at www.tradisom.com for further details, or e-mail José Môças at firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Shelton Memorial Conference
Call For Papers
Robert Shelton was a renowned writer. His definitive work on Bob Dylan (No Direction Home) is now considered by many to be a seminal text on perhaps the most significant US singer/songwriter of the 20th century. Shelton also wrote copiously on US and UK folk music and country music. Following his death the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool received some of Bob’s most significant archives. Now, in a celebration of Shelton’s life and work, we are holding what we hope will be the first of an annual Robert Shelton Memorial Conference.
The Robert Shelton Archive at the Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool is holding a one day Robert Shelton Memorial conference at the University on May 1st, 1999. The Archive is seeking papers devoted to areas of popular music expertise which reflect Bob Shelton’s interests. These need not be ‘academic’, as such, but projects related to the following fields of research:
Selected papers may be published. PRESENTATIONS WIL BE LIMITED TO 20 MINUTES.
- Bob Dylan and other US folk revival troubadours and singer/songwriters;
- Aspects of the British folk revival;
- Country music trends, movements and histories;
- The discipline of historical writing and biography;
- Politics, gender and popular music in the 1960s.
Please submit 200-word abstracts by 1st. March, 1999 to:
Michael Brocken, Robert Shelton Archive, Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69, 3BX.
If you would like to book a place at the conference the following rates apply:
Individual rate @ £10 - Reduced rate (students, pensioners, unemployed) @ £5 - Fees include conference attendance, conference pack, coffee and tea. (fee on the day of the conference £15).
Please enclose a cheque, payable to the Institute of Popular Music, to the above address.
Also enquire about details of membership of the Robert Shelton Archive which entitles you to use the facilities at the archive.
Rod Stradling - e-mail: email@example.com Tel: 01453 759475
snail-mail: 1 Castle Street, Stroud, Glos GL5 2HP, UK
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