The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62941   Message #1019849
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
16-Sep-03 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: traditional music in France
Subject: RE: traditional music in France
What do you mean, "Spanish gypsies ( Who all seem to take off the gypsy kings these days)" Maybe it was the other way around - the Gypsy Kings got their style from them.

Speaking of gypsies, if you ever go to Prague, see if the trio is still playing in the restaurant of the Ambassador hotel. When we visited, there were a fiddler, a cymbolon (gigantic dulcimer) and a string bass player. Wonderful music! However, you have to tell them you are interesed in traditional music, because the management wants old Frank Sinatra and Cole Porter tunes.