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Folk Rock the next steps

Les in Chorlton 01 Feb 05 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,Pete 01 Feb 05 - 01:58 PM
Les in Chorlton 01 Feb 05 - 02:08 PM
GUEST,punkfolkrocker 01 Feb 05 - 02:16 PM
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red max 01 Feb 05 - 03:46 PM
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Subject: Folk Rock, the next steps
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 01:42 PM

Fairport, Horslips, Mr Fox, Steeleye, Albions, Oysters, Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Alan Stivell ...........

You get my drift

But then .... E2K, Afro Celts, Whapweasel.

Who are the bands that are taking traditional music forward and making exciting sounds, dance or otherwise?


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,Pete
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 01:58 PM

How about Bellowhead; Shooglenifty; The Peatbog Faeries; The Dhol Foundation; Croft No. 5; The Tassle Bandits; Session A9.

Or from Scandinavia, Instinkt?

Not forgetting the late Martyn Bennett who perhaps made the most exciting sounds of all.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 02:08 PM

Pete this sounds a bit exciting. We are talking Folk Rock here?

I will chase websites.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 02:16 PM

The Real Mckenzies

Canadian Scots punkfolk

buzzsaw guitars and bagpipes


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,milk monitor
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 03:24 PM

If you're checking out the latest Afro Celts offerings you will find Johnny Kalsi (dhol master par none and instigator of 'Dhol Foundation') is now part of their sound mix too. A double whammy.

With Iarla O'Lionaird thrown into the equation also, a veritable feast for the ears.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: red max
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 03:46 PM

I'd sort of assumed most of the newer bands were mainly playing tunes rather than songs, but I'd like to be wrong about that


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 03:49 PM

3 Daft Monkeys


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Den
Date: 01 Feb 05 - 04:02 PM

Les, are you interested in the rock side of folk rock? The reason I mention this is because back in the early eighties there was a great little power trio from Ireland all brothers called Mama's Boys. They were John, Pat and Tommy McManus. They released a few albums and supported bands like Thin Lizzy, UFO etc on tour. Anyway long story short, the drummer Tommy died a number of years ago and so the other two decided to put things on hold for a while. After a time they reappeared as Celtus. If you haven't heard them check them out, I guarantee it will be worth it. Den


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,Banjo basher.
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 04:16 AM

Hayseed Dixie - ACE.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 04:30 AM

Hedningarna

Hoven Droven

Boyzone


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Crystal
Date: 02 Feb 05 - 04:56 AM

I'm not sure who is making the most exciting sound at the moment but this is because all these bands need more airtime on stations that huge numbers of people listen to (I'm talking about radio 1 and Virgin Radio here, R1 especially dictates what a large majority of our youth listens to!).
Lets have a revolution!!!


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 02:01 PM

I am all for that Crystal.

I am amazed at how many times the guitar band has been re-invented since the 50's. I think each generation of young people have to re-create rock for themselves.

Guitar rock is so accessible and so easy to get into as a player, remember the punks - here's a chord, here's another, now form a band? And live music is always the best.

Perhaps its too soon to move on from the current cohort of Libertines, Strokes, White Stripes and Franz Ferdinand et al.

I seem to remember an Oyster Band(?) album called English Rock and Roll - The Early years. Perhaps as musicians endlessly return to the Blues for inspiration a generation of youth will return to our old songs and tunes and do something fresh, I certainly hope so.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: beetle cat
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 02:15 PM

slavic gypsy hardcore rock is the new brooklyn underground scene.
very hipster.

gogol bordello; www.gogolbordello.com
kultur shock; www.kulturshock.com
Romashka
The Luminescent Orchstrii; www.lumii.org
Slavic Soul Party
The Hunger March Band
Zagnut Circus Orchestra


folk? rock? i dont know... but its new, and its old at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: PoppaGator
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 02:57 PM

My favorite young band from Brooklyn is The Witnesses . I don't thnk they qualify as "folk rock," but their consciousness of blues and soul is very evident. To my ears, they're much less sterile and mechanical sounding than any other rockers of their generation. All five can really sing, and three of them are truly soulful lead vocalists.

Not that it's usually important to me, but it should be noted that their look is great, too. I like to think that'll help them continue to enjoy greater and greater success.

Here's an interview: clicky


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: gnu
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 03:15 PM

Jethro Tull has been around for a while.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: gnu
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 03:19 PM

Rawlins Cross from Newfoundland ? Reel n' Roll album ?


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: beetle cat
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 05:57 PM

speaking of newfoundland,

*signal hill; www.signalhill.ca (covers and some folk.. barrett's privateers and sonny's dream and such.. it sells.)

*great big sea (der), www.greatbigsea.ca - same deal, cleaner, older, better known outside of NL.

and there are more..
folk rock is well here.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: michaelr
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 07:21 PM

Varttina
Capercaillie
anything Donal Lunny does


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Pogo
Date: 03 Feb 05 - 07:29 PM

Flogging Molly definitely. But it's an aquired taste :)


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: warpy
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 02:59 PM

Waking the witch
Wolfstone
Levellers
Look at the Better than the real thing, CD to see what songs may have a folk label in the future.A collection of pop sung in changed style
by unlikely candidates.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 03:25 PM

I thought I'd already posted to this one.... Maybe my connection was down?
Quack!!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 03:28 PM

Yep....
it was, so I copied and saved my posting until it worked again......
Here it was :-

Les- this web site (BLICKY) has downloadable radio shows which will play as MP3s. They are a Canadian site and their main bag seems to be "Celtic Rock" - You may find some answers to your question here.
Also check out Canadian Band Spirit of the West - they have some of their songs as downloads.
Quack!!
GtD


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 04:44 PM

I think I'll add a couple of Israeli names.
Shotei HaNevua (Prophecy Fools), though not quite my cuppa, have taken traditional Eastern Jewish songs, melodies and texts from sources like the Kabbala, and added guitars, electronic sampling, all sorts of things, as well as ouds, sarods and neys to the mix, with a sort of hippie feel. A bit like early Fairport meets the ISB meets Jewish mysticism.
Should appeal to anyone into world music or new age.

Not quite folk, and although they are splitting up, Algiers is a metal band based on Eastern and North African music. Accordions and fiddles meet distortion guitars. Fascinating stuff.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 04:58 PM

Hedningarna

I have got their complete works.

They have got mp3s and a (not very good) video on their website.

They have had stuff remixed by Sacha which is significant for some people.

I am watching their website and as soon they play on my side of europe I'm going to see them.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,DB
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:20 AM

The next steps for folk rock? Can I vote for over a cliff?


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 09:06 AM

Hedningarna are godlike! If you like them try - Yat Kha or Flametal.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Grab
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 01:55 PM

Blue Horses are worth going to see.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 02:20 PM

Just bought the latest Whapweasel, I really like them, all this album at present doesn't sounds as good as Relentlas.

Intresting to see/hear how Blowhead develop


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,Barking
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 03:50 PM

Err, Les, shouldn't that be Bellowhead?


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,someguy
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 04:42 PM

This Bike is a Pipe Bomb.

They even play Casey Jones on three way tie for a fifth.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 05:47 PM

true enough BellowHead


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 09:44 AM

Nobody has mentioned La Bottine Souriente yet .

So I will.

And Hedningarna ......   again.

What happened to the 2 women singers?

Anyone know what instrument the lute-like bass instrument is?

clicketh thou

When are they coming to England?


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: HipflaskAndy
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 09:49 AM

Er, my own wee combo does a folk-rock thing.
Anyone want to check us out? Feel free.
Try here
Cheers - HFA


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 06:51 PM

Just heard gogol bordello for the first time. Hutz was in a movie, Everything is Illuminated, which used their music and I fell in love with it! Start Wearing Purple was included in the movie.

I am also impressed with what Hutz has posted on that myspace page. You have to scroll down on the right where it says "HüTZNOMOVETZ - INTRO WORD." Read on past the first paragraph. Well worth the read, imo!


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: The Villan
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 07:13 PM

Well I like the following

Kerfuffle
MawkinCausley
Faustus
Churchfitters
Duncan McFarlane Band


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,Charles J. Fish
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 09:23 PM

Are there any pseudo-traditional or traditional bands these days that sound similar to great seventies bands like Vulcan's Hammer, early Spriguns of Tolgus, first album Steeleye Span, first album Hedgehog Pie, Caedmon, etc? I really love that real stripped-down folk rock sound, and would be grateful for recommendations.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 09:42 PM

I can't think of any in that vein.

I guess the music's changed. I think music technology has made stuff possible nowadays that musicians find hard to resist. You're talking about a sound that was current over 30 years ago.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: melodeonboy
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 08:07 AM

Wheeler Street. A young. Maidstone-based band. They haven't been going long, but they've already played at a lot of the major festivals - Cambridge and Sidmouth, to name a couple - as well as, thankfully, a lot of local venues here in Kent.

And they are bloody good!


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: mandotim
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 08:29 AM

Isambarde now have a 'folk rock' option. The regular trio of Cris, Em and Jude is thriving, but they also have an exciting new line up in parallel, adding Duncan Arrow on drums and Rupert de Jonghe on bass. It's a different and more electric sound, and they manage to pull off the difficult trick of doing predominantly English folk-rock without sounding remotely like a Fairport/Steeleye tribute act (not that that's a bad thing!). I've been impressed with Kerfuffle, Four Square and Mawkin Causley lately too.
Tim


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 03:53 PM

And coming soon...

The Woodbine and Ivy Band

Or at Myspace: The Woodbine and Ivy Band


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 04:13 PM

I'm looking forward to hearing James Yorkston's new album; it's all his own stuff but he's got a good ear & a lot of the right influences (Norma Waterson sings on one track).

Further afield, at the moment I'm particularly partial to an American band called Beirut; it revolves around a guy called Zach Condon, who stopped playing guitar after a hand injury & took up ukulele and trumpet instead. So there's no guitar, but there's brass, accordions, loud rackety percussion and lots of ukulele - and a ridiculously big voice for a lad of 20-something. Investigate here.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 04:44 PM

Two of the top Israeli artists, Meir Banai and Ehud Banai (cousins), have recently released albums which I would consider folk rock. Both are based around traditional Jewish litrugy, but the difference is that Meir's album is mainly new melodies, whilst Ehud's is strictly traditional. Another great band around from the 70s is Habrera Hativit, who combined Indian influences with Jewish music of the Middle East and Morocco. All-acoustic, their sound even beats Fairport's best efforts.


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,No Fixed Abode
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 07:25 PM

If you are looking for something new don't take our word for it..

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p04232.htm


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Subject: RE: Folk Rock the next steps
From: GUEST,Charles J. Fish
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 07:53 PM

"I can't think of any in that vein.

I guess the music's changed. I think music technology has made stuff possible nowadays that musicians find hard to resist. You're talking about a sound that was current over 30 years ago."

That's really too bad... it's such a great sound. I guess I'll just have to keep looking for more old stuff, then.


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