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Good Polish Music?

GUEST 30 Apr 08 - 03:44 AM
ThreeSheds 30 Apr 08 - 05:13 AM
GUEST,Volgadon 30 Apr 08 - 05:15 AM
Fred McCormick 30 Apr 08 - 06:16 AM
Paul Burke 30 Apr 08 - 06:20 AM
GUEST,Ben 30 Apr 08 - 06:43 AM
sian, west wales 30 Apr 08 - 06:47 AM
Fred McCormick 30 Apr 08 - 07:50 AM
M.Ted 30 Apr 08 - 11:20 AM
Joe Offer 01 May 08 - 01:26 AM
McGrath of Harlow 01 May 08 - 04:52 PM
GUEST,Dave MacKenzie 01 May 08 - 08:17 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 May 08 - 12:20 PM
MartinRyan 02 May 08 - 02:03 PM
GUEST,mg 02 May 08 - 02:55 PM
GUEST,Dave MacKenzie 02 May 08 - 06:19 PM
GUEST,Volgadon 07 May 08 - 05:18 PM
trevek 07 May 08 - 05:31 PM
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Subject: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 03:44 AM

Can anyone here direct me to a website where I can listen to some really good traditional Polish Music?

I understand there's some excellent Mountain Fiddle Music out there.

Cheers
Dick


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: ThreeSheds
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 05:13 AM

Beeswax by Richard Thompson


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 05:15 AM

Beeswax, Polish??????? Whaaaaat?

Still looking, but here is a vid. http://kwiaty.by.ru/video/index.htm


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:16 AM

There's a two CD set of vintage Polish recordings on Yazoo called Fire in the Mountains. Yazoo 7012 and 7013. Highly recommended


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: Paul Burke
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:20 AM

A friend brought me back a CD of source recordings from all areas of Poland, made in the period 1960-1990. Much of it is fascinating, even if often hard listening at times. Some of the titles are intriguing: "On the other side of the lake a fish is drowning", and some of the isntruments equally so- the horsehair gutbucket, the wooden trumpet, the lilac leaf. It's at home; if I remember, and if Mudcat is still up tomorrow, I'll try to post details.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,Ben
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:43 AM

I'm looking for good Polish music scores. any help on line?


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:47 AM

There was a documentary on the young group, "The Warsaw Village Band" on telly a few months back. Not 'archive' but I was impressed by their commitment to working with tradition bearers in Poland to find their material. I'd heard them a few years ago and they had a fair bit of airtime on British radio at one point too.

sian


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 07:50 AM

Also check Passion Music , Brish based mail order firm who specialise in Eastern European records.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: M.Ted
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 11:20 AM

Check this, it's the real deal--"Polish Village Music 1927-1933" on Arhoolie and there are sound clips at the site.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 May 08 - 01:26 AM

I grew up near Milwaukee, and was used to the polkas and other Polish-American standards (and, of course, Bobby Vinton, the Polish Prince).
I spent a few days in Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains of Poland a couple of years ago, and was really impressed by the music. It sounded somewhat like the "Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices" recordings.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 01 May 08 - 04:52 PM

This site - Polish music - is worth checking. (Quite a lot of dead links, but plenty of potentially useful ones - including this Polish Folk Resources)


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
Date: 01 May 08 - 08:17 PM

I have something like the first Cd, but it's called "Songs and Music from Various Regions".   The track it has is "On this side of the lake a fish is drinking water"! My Polish isn't up to deciphering whether the dates are recoring or birth, though I shouldn't imagine they were making field recordings in 1866. Some of the polkas sound very like bluegrass fiddle standards. It's on Polskie Nagrania PNCD 048.

Also, does as anyone know how I can get a replacement copy of Poderti Capeliykhi's cassette. Not great but it brings back memories. I've a feeling it was only available at gigs.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 May 08 - 12:20 PM

go to this site, scroll down and click on 'clip' oe 'mp3'

have a listen

After that, start exploring the links.

(The clip on the site is nothing like the Polish music I heard growing up.)


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 02 May 08 - 02:03 PM

There's also a huge following for sea shanties in Poland, curiously enough.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 02 May 08 - 02:55 PM

The Pope John Paul II made a record of mostly hymns..maybe some folk songs..he was a pleasant singer...mg


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
Date: 02 May 08 - 06:19 PM

There will be a Polish group at the Mersyeside Shanty Festival in July to coincide with the Tall Ships Race www.shanties08.co.uk.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 07 May 08 - 05:18 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLws9bV5aVY&feature=related
Sounds a lot like tradtional music in Ukrainian and Russian villages.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: trevek
Date: 07 May 08 - 05:31 PM

Look up Jacek Halas on youtube. Also Kwartet Jorgi. Trebunie Tutki do mountain fiddle music but some of the youtube stuff is their work with a reggae band. Orkiestra Sw Mikolaja ar also pretty hot


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: trevek
Date: 07 May 08 - 05:32 PM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yybdly6gCE


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: trevek
Date: 07 May 08 - 05:33 PM

There is a whole selection of archive recordings from Polish radio but it is pretty hardcore (as in 90 year old grannies singing about their goats)


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: Roughyed
Date: 08 May 08 - 05:15 PM

Try putting Brathanki into Youtube for a modern take on the goralle (mountain) music. The music from the Tatra region has more links to Slovakian music than other areas of Poland but the fiddle players are fantastic.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,The Mole Catcher's unplugged Apprentice
Date: 08 May 08 - 05:18 PM

'but it is pretty hardcore (as in 90 year old grannies singing about their goats)'

Then I think we can safely say that it's the real thing....

Charlotte R


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: trevek
Date: 09 May 08 - 03:43 AM

Oh yes, it's the real thing, and all the better for it.

I just wanted to highlight that it's not quite Warsaw Village band or Brathanki (although I'm also partial to them).

Look up the word muzykanci on youtube and you'll (ventually) find some old archive film of village bands.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 May 08 - 08:13 PM

Not too traditional but good fun - and note the bodhran style drummer.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,roly brown
Date: 10 May 08 - 05:38 AM

One of you Mudcats mentioned music put out by Polish radio. I seem to remember two distinct sets...One of them was issued by Polonia Records (a score and more of volumes). I got one cd from Polart in the US of A. Not sure if that source still offers.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: trevek
Date: 12 May 08 - 04:22 AM

The drum is like a giant tambourine. It is often played with the single end of a stick and the heel of the hand. I'm a bodhran player and I find it pretty hard to adjust the wrist action.

The set of CDs I'm on about is Polskie Radio.

There's an e-mail e-ddress on the back: chopin@radio.com.pl


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 06:40 AM

I just found that by going to youtube and typing in gorali, goral, muzyka goralska, baciary, you can find several videos of Polish Highlander music.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: trevek
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 03:51 PM

Good idea but Gorale music is VERY distinctive and quite different to other forms in Poland.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,tfuller
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 04:41 PM

Check out http://www.warsawvillageband.net/


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,Pyotr
Date: 10 Nov 08 - 07:21 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9YnSxyBVP8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwt7gKr9PoI
...hmmmm.....


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: GUEST,letusdanceonthegraveoftrotsky
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 06:13 AM

All the Polish people I know listen to modern music - either rock, RNB, Techno, etc. Traditional music is unknown amongst them.


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Subject: RE: Good Polish Music?
From: trevek
Date: 11 Nov 08 - 09:30 AM

For many it is something thy learn in school with dancing classes and 'trad' clothes. It's usually a kind of 'fakelore'.

It's a specific circle of younger people who listen to the more genuine stuff. Generally students of ethnology, theatre etc. There are, however, some pretty hard-core groups of young people researching and recreating/playing older traditional forms.


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