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Jouko Kyhala - Saalas
Harmonica master Jouko Kyhšlš (of Svang) is joined by Piia Kleemola (violin), Pekka Lehti (bass), Janne Lappalainen from Varttina (bouzoki) and Abdissa Assefa (percussion) for a wide ranging musical tour.

Tao Ravao and Thomas Laurent - Au Bout Du Petit Matin
Malgache string player and vocalist Ravao and French harmonica player Laurent offer a window into primarily Francophone and Francophone-associated tunes. Though a few tracks would be well known to even casual listeners of jazz, rock, and Afro-Latin styles, the way Ravao and Laurent capture their energy with only two performers is much more novel. Ravao plays both guitar and kabosy, a box-shaped wooden guitar common in musics of Madagascar, while Laurent sports a twelve-hole chromatic harmonica not dissimilar to the voice-like emotionality popularized by musicians like Toots Thielemans and Gregoire Maret.

Thierry Crommen - Diversions
The Belgian harmonica master and an ensemble of guitars, bass and piano.

Stephen Brandt-Hansen - I Julens Lys
Popular and esoteric Jule songs by the Norwegian singer and a small ensemble with Iver Kleive on piano, plus harmonica, keyboards and a choral group.

Folk Music in Sweden series, volume 7 - Harmonica and Accordion
Performers: Jonsson, Elias / Jordahl, Per Ludvig / Danielsson, Nis Karl / Andersson, Ivar / Johansson, Gunnar

Fabrizio Poggi and Turututela - Turututela: Canzoni Popolari
Italian harmonica, melodeon player and singer tackles classic songs with a new energy

Ewa Lindahl and Birger Bjornerstedt - Klimakterietango
Swedish songs performed by BjŲrnerstedt and Lindahl on guitar, harmonica, fiddle, accordion, clarinet, flute, nyckelharpa, and piano. It's a relaxed mix of folk songs, pop tunes and jazzy cabaret styles.

Hazmat Modine - Extra-Deluxe-Supreme
This NYC bad of brass, harmonica, guitars and rhythm defies easy description wit their original blend of American roots music with whatever crosses their path. Give it a listen! A RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' recording.

Livio Guardi and Wilson Montuori - Diomedee
Guitar and vocal duo from Florence mixes Tuscan roots with many contemporary guitar styles, accompanied on some tracks by percussion, flute, bass, harmonica, mandolin and bouzouki

Svšng - Schladtzshe
The Finnish harmonica quartet strikes again. "Schladtzshe!" is both a swear and a toast. The band explains it: "Brothers! Let us make our mistakes with pride, for life otherwise is a mere collection of irrational occurrences. Let us empty our abundant, if sometimes bitter, drink with joy!" You'll just have to listen.

Lunau - NŚr engle danser
Danish folk-rock and acoustic pop with a little edginess, played by Katrine Munk Rasmussen on cello, Peter Sund on acoustic guitar, dobro and harmonica and Trine Lunau on accordion and vocal.

Ruthie Dornfeld, Joel Bernstein, Keith Murphy - Ways of the World
Folk tunes from Appalachia and Texas played by Ruthie Dornfeld -fiddle, viola; Joel Bernstein -harmonica, banjo; Keith Murphy -guitar, vocals

Lydom, Bugge and HÝirup - Gangspil
Sonich Lydom (accordion and harmonica), Kristian Bugge (fiddle) and Morten Alfred HÝirup (guitar and vocal) play in a straight ahead style with traditional melodies and great musicianship as the central goal. They call it 'extreme luxury folk.'

Villu Veski and Tiit Kalluste - Sounds of the Nordic Islands II (Pohjala saarte haaled)
Saxophonist Villu Veski and accordionist Tiit Kalluste (both from Estonia) explore jazz and folk music through original compositions and improvisation. They are joined on this second expedition by Raimonds Macats (harmonica, vocals and keyboards), 'Mamba' Abdissa Assefa (percussion) and Taavo Remmel (bass)

Henrik Jansberg - Omnivor
The young Danish fiddler comes to 2007 with a full band and an insatiable appetite for new musical idea. Joined by his own tourning band of violin, viola, guitars, mandolins, banjo, drums, percussion, nyckelharpa, dobro and doublebass with guests Christopher Davis Maack on violin and Sonnich Lydom playing harmonica and diatonic accordion.

Maja & David - CPH-Cafe-Yul
The second meeting of the Danish and Quebecois fiddlers. After many return trips across the Atlantic Ocean between Denmark and Quebec, Maja Kjśr Jacobsen and David Boulanger have merged their Danish and Quebecois traditional music syles into their own seamless blend of new folk music, using their fiddles, hardanger fiddles, foot stomping and harmonica.

various - Pizzica Taranta: Le Tradizioni Musicali In Puglia, Vol 3
Recorded in Lecce (with a few from Brindisi), this edition from the Ethnica series looks at the social, spiritual and dance music of the region. The pizzica pizzica, pizzica tarantula are performed the tools most expected for this music: vocals, percussion (tambourine, castenets and friction drum), harmonica and organetto. Quadrilles, schottishes, polkas, and marzukas are offered on mandolin, violin, and guitar.

Svang - Svšng
Svšng offers a fresh and unusual take on Finnish folk and popular styles like the tango, and on Balkan, Swedish and completely original folk music, by using only the mouth harp, the harmonica, in forms small and large, the chromatic, diatonic, harmonetta and bass. The members of the ensemble are all well respected in various musical worlds in Finland. The music runs the gamut from moody to raucous, from the sumblime to the comical, from the subtle to the outright jaunty.

Per Gudmundson - Sakpipa
Swedish folk music played on the bagpipe. The bagpipe is not well known in Swedish folk, but Gudmundson plays a type not too uncommon in the late 19th century and early 20th. He is joined by an ensemble of vocalists (Agneta Stolpe), violin, the lira, zither and harmonica played by Magnus and Ola Bäckström, Jan Winter and Erik and Ingrid Ingels. Heady stuff, originally recorded in 1982 and quite radical at the time.

Svobsk Kvartet - Bjergtaget
SvÝbsk grows from a duo to a quartet on their 2013 release, with Maren Hallberg on accordion; JÝrgen Dickmeiss on violin, vocal, mandolin, guitar, jaws harp and harmonica; Theis Langlands on piano, jaws harp; and Simon Buskon percussion. The musicians draw on a wide range of musical expressions while united in their deep respect for the Danish tradition. Interesting acoustic music with a flair for the new and a love of the old. Highly recommended!

Habadekuk - Hopsadaddy
The idea of fusing a brass section to a folk group is hardly a new one - think New Orleans street bands, Balkan brass, Hazmat Modine's NY harmonica and tuba blues, Sweden's Filarfolket or British folk-brassers Bellowhead. But this is as fine an example as any of them, the Danish roots flowing naturally into not only a traditional dance band sound, but also into rock and jazz and R&B. Modern dance music from ancient roots? Their motto is "We blow you away." Indeed. Highly Recommended!

Woetmann - Nogne Fodder
The mandolin is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think Danish music, but Brian Woetmann and his band bring it to the front on 'Nøgne Fødder' (bare feet). A quartet named after the leader, Woetmann features mandolin (and its kin bouzouki and mandola), guitars, percussion, harmonica, accordion, cello and bass. Woetmann provides vocals on some tracks in Danish and English, and the whole thing wanbders through Danish folk, Irish dance tunes, and a good bit of American influences on a set of original and traditional songs.

Mats Eden, Daniel Sanden-Warg, Leif Stinnerbom, Magnus Stinnerbom - Anno 2010
An award winning album of folk fiddling from Sweden by a quartet of masters. Andrew Cronshaw wrote in his fRoots review: 'For some they play all together, for some they split into duos, trio or solo, on fiddles, the sympathetic-stringed viola d'amore and violin d'amore whose incorporation into Swedish folk music have stemmed largely from the work of these musicians, or adding in moraharpa, diatonic accordion and harmonica. No bass instruments, just the dense textures of all those harmonising and droning bowed strings and wheezing reeds, and massive drive.'

Fabrizio Poggi and Turututela - La storia si canta
Singer, guitarist and harmonica player Poggi is back with new of songs, accompanied by Roberto G. Sacchi on accordion, Marco Rovino on guitar and mandolin, backing vocalist Odette Lucchesi and a great group of guest musicians, , offering an homage to rice pickers, factory workers, migrants, soldiers, the people who built 20th century Italy but whose names are absent from the history books. In reworking standards such as 'Bella ciao' (orignally dedicated to female rice pickers), 'Saluteremo il signor padrone' or 'Mamma mia dammi cento lire,' he helps rediscover the spirit of a time gone and forgotten. It's as romantic as it is determined. Listen

Sonnich Lydom and Morten Alfred Hoirup - Svip Svap Svovlstikke
Lydom (1 and 2 row diatonic accordion, harmonica) and HÝirup (guitar/vocals) are both veteran performers on the Danish folk scene. They have each traveled the world with their music, recorded a number of albums and received a combined 9 Danish Music Awards. The album is named for an old dance tune from the island of FanÝ. Lydom culled much of the music on the album from old tune collections and from archives at the Danish Institute of Folklore, music that has never before been recorded or published. Also on the album are three original tunes by HÝirup, and three Danish songs. They are joine by Danish klezmer queen Channe Nussbaum on vocals, American fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld, Finnish jews harpist Tapani Varis and Danish fiddler Peter Gorm SÝrensen, amongst others.

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