Posts Tagged ‘the Met Bury’

Nov
22


Leveret plays “Upon A Summer’s Day” and “Abbots Bromley Horndance” from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo.

Leveret is: Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron. This performance was part of the Homegrown Festival at The Met in Bury, England which was presented in collaboration with the English Folk Expo.
“Upon A Summer’s Day” appears in the Playford Book of English Dances and Tunes that first appeared in 1651. The Abbots Bromley Horndance can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the origin of the tune is unknown. It was collected by Cecil Sharpe.




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Nov
11


Fifty Verses from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo.

This is, I think a literally entrancing song. It is written by Nancy Kerr, half of the duet of Nancy Kerr and James Fagan. They are joined here by Jess and Richard Arrowsmith and together they are the Melrose Quartet. The song is a fine example of modern folksmithing and the performance is pure ear candy to boot.

The performance is from the Homegrown Festival a presentation of The Met Arts Center, in collaboration with the English Folk Expo (EFEx) in Bury, UK.




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Nov
11


Be Lucky from Michal Shapiro on Vimeo.

The formidable Power Folk trio of Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Amanda Sykes deliver a lesson on life –and the music business. The performance took place in the Castle Armoury Drill Hall in Bury and the event was a joint production of The Met Arts Center and English Folk Expo (EFEx).




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Here’s where you’ll find my weekly original world music video blogs that appear on Huffington Post, as well as an archive starting in April of 2009.

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