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Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!

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Subject: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Dale Rose
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 10:08 PM

OK, so I should have said listen up, if you want to, but you would be wise to heed the imperative. Besides, there wasn't room to put all those words!

In a thread entitled BS: What do you think Mbo Roger in Sheffield put up a sound clip of an absolutely magical song on the pipes. A little detective work, and I found that it was Sabelina, by Susana Seivane, 23 year old piper from Galicia in Northern Spain. (sound clip compliments of rootsworld.com, a fine magazine) I figured Susana Seivane deserved a thread of her own, so here it is.

Review from Folk World:

Susana Seivane
Label: Do Fol; Df-015-CD; Playing time: 43.42 min
Susana Seivane is a young 23 years old female piper from Northern Spain. This self titled album is her debut solo album - solo meaning here an album of Susana with a backing band. Susana plays the Gaita (Spanish pipes) and various percussion instruments. The backing is provided on accordion, guitar, bouzoukí, bass guitar, violin, flute, keyboards, percussion and the fine voice of Sonia Lebedynski.
Susana started to play the pipes at the age of three, both her father and her grandfather are pipers. The album contains 11 tunes and 2 songs, all are sounding quite traditional, but most are written by contemporary artists. Northern Spain has a growing number of excellent pipers, Susana is surely one of the new stars. With this album she directly starts on a highly professional level, and it will be interesting to see where the next steps of her career will lead her... Everything in the booklet is written in three languages: Galaga, Spanish and English, so many people can understand it. Do Fol Christian Moll

Note, link to Do Fol was not working at the time of this writing, BUT I discovered somewhere that Green Linnet has released her album, making it MUCH easier to track it down.

From Green Linnet (this was on Sale through Green Linnet for $10.00 through September 10 ~~ oh, well.)

SUSANA SEIVANE: Susana Seivane Green Linnet #3137

This talented young piper has excited the traditional music world with her astonishing skill and enthusiasm. Seivane represents a new generation of musicians in her native Galicia, and she clearly has a great affection and reverence for the music of her heritage. Produced by Milladoiro's Rodrigo Romaní, this magnificent debut also features some of Spain's most prominent traditional musicians. Vibrant, joyful, and full of surprises, Susana Seivane ensures that the ancient Galician piping tradition is in good hands.

Sample the album in Real Audio format.

Songs
Jotabe * Taramundi e Alen * Xota de Ninodaguia * Muineira do Muino de Peizas * Polca para Erica * Pasacorredoiras de Ponteareas * Alala de Vilalba * Sabelina * Marcha Procesional dos Mato * Fonsagrada * Xota dos 28 Puntos * Maneo * A Cotula * O Savinao-Pasodoble de Pousada * Tres Muineiras

Artists
Susana Seivane * Brais Maceiras * Rodrigo Romani * Kim Garcia * Beto Niebla * Anxo Pintos * Laura Quintillan * Xose Liz * Xose Ferreiros * Sonia Lebedynski

Instruments
bagpipes, bass drum, tambourine, darbuka, djembe, drum * diatonic accordion, tin whistle, tarrenas * bouzouki, acoustic guitar, zither, ocarina, keyboards, accordion, rattles, birimbao, claves, percussion * bass guitar, double bass * drum, small drum * zanfona * violin * traverse flute * oboe, bodhran, rattles * vocals

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This info I got from the alway generous RA page from Green Linnet. Check it out for many other things of interest. Oh, and when they say SAMPLE, they are understating the matter ~~ these are FULL ALBUMS, quite listenable although recorded at 12 kbps. She sings one song, and Sonia Lebedynski sings another, the rest are instrumentals ~~ 43+ minutes of magic. (The object of course, is to get you to buy the album ~~ I just might do that. Thanks, Roger!)

Here's another interesting page Maybe Jon Freeman can find the English version (I couldn't) for those of us with limited language skills. Copernic found 159 references for her, most not in English.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 10:30 PM

Dale, if no one has beaten me to it, I will have a search for it tommorrow - brain is too tired right now (3:30am here) and I am enjoying Hearme - just had Dick Greenhaus do a great song.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Sep 00 - 11:02 PM

As I said before, she's outtasight and that's a lot for me to say about a piper. Thanks for the additional thread and the info above. My language skills are very limited (English too) and I'm interested in what else Jon finds. .......Its just kind of a striking style and the sound is a bit different although I don't know how that is acquired on pipes in terms of changes etc.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Dale Rose
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 01:48 AM

Here's another article, Spanish again, I think. click here Full length in concert picture included, no extra charge.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 01:58 AM

Nice picture. I played through about 20 minutes of the RA earlier and like Dale......I think this is really good stuff........and I generally hate this. Somethings weird in the air tonight maybe..............but she is good!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 05:22 AM

Just to report back, I have gone through Google and Alta Vista searching for "Susana Seivane" but have been unable to find anything written in English that adds to what we already have.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Escamillo
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 06:17 AM

If someone is interested in an article in particular, let me know and I'll prepare a translation into English (or something similar :)


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GeorgeH
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 10:30 AM

Folk Roots did a lead article on her many issues ago.

Also - she was at Sidmouth this year, with her band, and played an absolutely stunning set; the sort of performance of which legends are made. To put it another way, it's one of the top half-dozen concerts I've ever been at; in Sidmouth terms I have to go back to the famous June Tabor concert in the Radway Cinema many years back, which June regarded (regards?) as the best gig she's ever done. Magic from beginning to end; total control of the audience, wonderful feel for varying the pace and intensity of the performance. And (IIRC) no songs . . (Why is it so many Iberian folk performances are at their weakest with their vocal numbers?)

Interestingly, while the CD photos are quite glamorous, she was far more casually dressed on stage.

Also - I don't think anyone's mentioned this . . her father is a very famous Galician pipe maker; we found another of our CDs, from about 10 years ago, is dedicated to him.

G.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 10:42 AM

You mean you have been keeping her a secret from us all this time George ;-)

Seriously, I would love to hear her in concert.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Dale Rose
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for the offer, Escamillo, but it would be a lot of trouble. Though I often disparage the results given by babelfish, it still is a wonderful tool, and gives readable though far from perfect results. Here is an example of two paragraphs from the last link given.

Susana Seivane se muestra en este trabajo hom¢nimo como una solista, gaiteira de estilo limpio, dulce y brillante que recoge e incorpora el legado de los gaiteiros de generaciones pasadas, con una expresiva interpretaci¢n carente de elementos innecesarios.

El Espect culo

El espect culo que Susana Seivane y su grupo ofrecen propone un recorrido por los diferentes ritmos del folklore gallego, piezas escogidas para conseguir que el p£blico se divierta en un concierto en el que la gaita, a£n siendo protagonista, no llega a saturar; una medida mezcla de timbres y ritmos en los que se incluyen temas compuestos por ella y temas cantados interpretados por Sonia Libidinski, una sorprendente voz de tan solo catorce a¤os, compa¤era de aventuras de la gaitera desde hace algunos a¤os.

Susana Seivane is in this work hom¢nimo like a solista, gaiteira of style clean, sweet and shining that gathers and incorporates the legacy of the gaiteiros of passed generations, with an expressive devoid interpretation of unnecessary elements.

The Spectacle

The spectacle that Susana Seivane and its group offer proposes a route by the different rates from the Galician folklore, selected pieces to obtain that the public amuses itself in a concert in which the gaita, still being protagonist, does not get to saturate; a measurement mixture of timbres and rates in which subjects made up of her and sung subjects are included interpreted by Sonia Libidinski, a surprising so single voice of fourteen years, companion of adventures of the gaitera for some years.

Well, maybe that was not a good choice, but I am not going back to get another. I was surprised to read that Sonia Libidinski who provides the vocals on the album is only 14, also remarkable. (Earlier I said that Susana does one of them ~~ I read in another place that Sonia does them all ~~ conflicting info, but I am inclined to go with GeorgeH on this, apparently she does not sing)

One last parting word from babelfish. At the festival link given earlier, it says that food would include stuffed guts of lamb and slaughter of hogs ~~~ mmmmmmm, tasty!


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Dale Rose
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:20 AM

Actually, it was (slaughter) of the pig to be exact. Wouldn't want to misquote!


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GeorgeH
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 11:31 AM

Too much to do, too little time . . but I'm sure you know that feeling!

I'd meant to do a "rave" review of Sidmouth, but never found an opportunity to do so. Despite organisational difficulties it was a wonderful week's music . .

Knowing the interests of this group, the other thing I'd say to listen out for is Martin Simpson's recording of English Traditional songs (due on Topic whenever he gets it finished). Having heard some of it at Sidmouth, and also at Ely a few weeks before - where he did a superb accoustic workshop, billed as "meet the performer", accompanied by rotating morris dances, "rough" percussionists (playing milk pails, dustbin lids, etc.) and an Arab dance group, all performing about 80 yards from him . . . It's going to be sublime . .

G.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Escamillo
Date: 18 Sep 00 - 09:45 PM

Good translation that of Babelfish. Appart from some funny phrases, it gives a general idea and is understandable. My own phrases in English frequently include unintentionally funny expressions ..

Un abrazo - Andrés


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,Sam Pirt
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 05:48 AM

Hi folks

So you all seem to like Susanne, well I carry good news. If you like her you will also like the following releases:

Carlos Nunez - Os Amores Libres, Brotherhood of stars

Xose Manuel Budino - Paralaia

hevia - No Mans Land

there is also a superb Takixia (melodion) player called Kepa Junkera that I had a pleasure of doing a duet with on the Radio 2 stage at Cambridge Folk Festival this year. His CD is called : Bilbao 00:00hr

Cheers, Sam


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GeorgeH
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 07:12 AM

Sam omits to mention that Bilbao 00:00 is a double CD with MANY guests - including Boutine Souriante. A couple of tracks let down (IMO) with over-sylised singing (see my comparison of Susanne "live" with her CD) but non the less highly recommended.

However the best of all Spanish CDs of recent years (and yes, we do have all those listed by Sam, and a few more) is that of Pancho Alvarez, "Flocencio, O Cego Dos Villares". For information see: http://www.folkworld.de/12/e/pancho.html

If I recall correctly it was FolkWorld's "record of the year" a couple of years back . . and thoroughly deserved; it really is a stunning album. (No "naff" singing, either!)

G.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 19 Sep 00 - 08:00 AM

Thanks Sam and George, Christmas isn't far away... I have a good idea what Santa might be bringing me!

Jon


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,Trish
Date: 29 Sep 00 - 07:57 PM

I also saw Susana at Sidmouth and was blown away (Carlos Nunez has the same effect!)We were on holiday in Asturias (right next to Galicia for clueless in Seattle) and heard some fantastic music in the hotel reception area: haven't been able to lay hands on a copy of the CD but it was: Tejedor - Texedores de Suanos. Going back to Susana: She's on at the "Both sides the Tweed" Festival at Kelso in the Scottish Borders on Friday 13th October: worth coming from Seattle for! Trish


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,O'trasno
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 09:41 PM

Susana Seivane to tour USA september15 to Oct 3 2001, and then onto Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton October 4-8.

Chicago,Ann Arbor,Detroit,Sebastopol CA,Boston? and New York?

more info: gremlins@navegalia.com


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 09:57 PM

Well, I know she'll be in Mpls, MN (USA) on September 21st, with Lunasa, Susan McKeown + the Chanting House, at the Cedar Cultural Centre. I should get a ticket, huh? I know nothing else. :)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,Dale Rose
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 10:16 PM

The high quality Sabelina sound file that I pointed to in the second paragraph of the first message (originally pointed to by Roger in Sheffield) still works, and gives you a representative sample of her music. I couldn't get the link for the whole album sample from Green Linnet to work (timed out), but it may later.

In any event, my advice is to run out and buy your own CD. I never did get around to posting my favorite album purchases of 2000, but this was certainly one of them. Useless trivia ~~ this is the only CD I have with the notes in three languages. (And one more time, I thank Roger for the original information.)


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 12:43 AM

A must buy! The Linnet CD booklet said she started at age 3. Green Linnet often has 4 for price of 3 sales, and reduced price sales. It pays to put your name on their mailing list.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: smallpiper
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 04:24 AM

Hi all Its about time Susana had more attention paid to her she is awesome! One hell of a piper and I can't wait to see/hear her in the flesh so to speak


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,O Trasno
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 01:12 PM

Well,well.... so much interest in obscure european bag-squeezing activities! The Sidmouth gig was indeed a memorable event,and marked the UK debut for her,later going on to Kelso festival and "celtic connections" in Glasgow(January 2001)...With a bit of luck she'll get invited back in 2002!

The new album has now been recorded,a promo-single has been sent out by the record co.(Boa),and the finished article (called "alma de buxo") should be in the shops next month. It also features a cameo appearance by the aforementioned wizard of the "triki": Kepa Junkera.

The distinctive pipe sound on her cd is partly due to the fact that she's been playing for 20 years and partly because her family have been the most famous pipe makers in galicia for three generations,and they've pretty much got it sussed out.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: 8_Pints
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 01:32 PM

Thanx for the info on the new album: can't wait for it to be released here.

Having seen her at Sidmouth last year, we travelled further afield to see her again at Kelso ... but not as far as Trish from Seattle! :-)

Bob & Sue vG


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,Adolfo
Date: 01 Sep 01 - 07:01 AM

Apart from the fact that Seivane is an outstanding player, it has struck me as odd to see that Milladoiro was missing in those lists about Spanish performers. I wonder if it is because they are so famous that don't need to be introduced here, but just in case they do, please get hold of something by them. They were (are) the forefathers of Spanish traditional music and an inspiration not only for Gallician musicians but for everyone here. Also try Llan de Cubel, from Asturias. By the way, I was saving for a year to buy a Seivane pipe, magnificent indeed (a medium, not an extraordinary one...couldn't have afforded it!). $1000 it was.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GeorgeH
Date: 06 Sep 01 - 07:34 AM

Note that Susanne's first CD includes some family snapshots in the very comprehensive booklet.

Also I'd second the recommendation for Tajedor - wonderful CD. And I'd add Pancho Alvarez, Les Violines and Camerata Meiga to the list of recommendations, for starters. Although possibly the best of all introductions is the "Cantigas de Nadal" compilation (Christmas Songs) by "various artists" - many of the tracks were specially recorded for the album, and it's stunning. As is the FNAC "Music of the Iberian Peninsula" sampler (not exclusively "folk", but none the worse for that . . )

G.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 12:28 AM

Not of much help to 8 pints in his quest for more info about her appearance in Glasgow, but certainly worth refreshing just to get the good word out again. The sound link to Sabelina still works, but you'll need to use this link to get to the RA files at Green Linnet ~~ http://www.greenlinnet.com/listen/realaudio.htm Hers is the third from the top as of this writing.

I didn't check any of the other links.

Her album is still on my short list of favorites.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 07 Aug 02 - 08:49 PM

In another thread, Celtic Soul mentioned Galicia, tiene duende.

As usual, when Galicia is mentioned, I take the opportunity to name drop again what is still one of my favorites, Susana Seivane, piper deluxe. Some of the links in this thread no longer work, but the most recent one for Green Linnet does.

Go to Green Linnet for the schedule of her UPCOMING US TOUR, and then click on the album cover to hear her first album.

I have her first album, but have not yet ordered her second ~~ it seems to be not quite so available, at least in the US.


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,Lepus Rex
Date: 07 Aug 02 - 10:37 PM

I still haven't seen her live. :( I think I've missed her twice now... Well, I'll try and see her when she's in Mpls. in September. :)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: Susana Seivane, piper- Listen up!
From: GUEST,ptommerup@juno.com
Date: 24 Sep 02 - 08:58 PM

I'd like to learn some Galician tunes, but have been heaving trouble locating any books or collections of instrumental dance music, airs, etc.. Does anyone have any suggestions re: books (collections, similar to O'Neil's Music of Ireland but re: Galician music), CD's that would give an overview of the range of Galician music, etc..

Thanks a bunch, Peter Tommerup ptommerup@juno.com


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