Anyway… This morning, in the space of half an hour, I listened to tracks from two groups that blend Celtic and Indigenous sounds, from two countries at opposite ends of the world. I’d never heard of either band before. Time to share the wealth with you!
The first band is called Brother. They’re from Australia. Vocals, electric guitar, drums. And bagpipe. And didgeridoos. Blogger S. Le was commenting on Gina’s “Quirky Things” post with possibly the quirkiest band she knows of.
Here’s the Brother link. They have a playlist of half a dozen songs on their web site. Enjoy! http://www.brothermusic.com/
The second group, The Crow Girls, is a pair of Cree women hailing from Edmonton. E.g. found a couple of their tracks on CBC Radio 3 this morning and played one for me, without any introduction. Suddenly I recognized the First Nations vocal style as they came into a chorus. It’s a lovely piece, and I hope you find it worth the trouble finding, ’cause there are a few steps to take before you get to it.
- Start here: http://radio3.cbc.ca/
- Under the heading “New Music Canada”, click on “Genres”.
- From the dropdown list, choose “Roots and Folk”.
- Choose the sub-genre “Aboriginal”.
- From the Artists list below the sub-genres, choose “The Crow Girls” (it should be visible without having to scroll) .
- Finally, push the play button beside the track “Sleep is the Ocean.”
Have a good weekend!