Dé Danann was an Irish folk band from which several successful soloists like Maura O’Connel, Mary Black, Caroline Lavelle and Dolores Keane (US Americana & Country star Nancy Griffith: “Dolores Keane, the queen of the soul of Ireland”) emerged. In 1976 the five Irishmen from County Galway were in the studio of Conny Plank in Wolperath near Cologne (Germany) to produce their album (more…)
Without any doubt, the trumpeter Manfred Schoof belongs to the first generation of jazz musicians in Germany, who very early developed a very own European signature in this form of music and thus no longer simply emulated American models. The rich fund of church scales was just as essential for him as influences from the so-called New Music. Schoof had already been active (more…)
In 2010, aged 63, Kate McGarrigle sadly died of sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
On Monday, April 22, 2005, Kate and Anna McGarrigle performed at Radio Bremen’s broadcast hall. Anna remembers:
“Our second French record “La vache qui pleure” had just been released in Europe and we were touring in support of it. At that time, the core group consisted of Kate (more…)
Two who searched and found each other:
Nash Albert and Georgian singer, actress and model Musia Totibadze (75k followers on Instagram) harmonize wonderfully with their voices on the acoustic duet – version of the track “Marabella” from Nash’s current album “Yet”:
Musia comes from a family of artists, she is the niece of the famous Georgian painter and illustrator Gogi Totibadze, his brother (more…)
Well this is a nice surprise!
Harvey Summers and M.i.G. are very honoured and very excited to announce that “Moon” has won the award for ‘best electronic album’ in the One World Music Album Awards!
Congrats harvey, it is a big pleasure working with you.
You can listen to the award ceremony here: https://harveysummers.lnk.to/owmraward
Show Of Hands are at the forefront of the UK folk/roots scene by virtue of hard work, consistent touring and memorable songwriting. That their popularity reaches far beyond their native shores is hardly surprising for this is an act that tries its utmost to make every single gig a truly special event lingering long in the memory of those attending. The story of (more…)
With the re-release of the albums “Acoustic Guitar Scene & Acoustic Guitar Festival” (orignally released 1975 and 1979) on CD and digital, M.i.G. makes a deep reach into the history of the popular acoustic guitar scene especially in Germany. As Manolo Lohnes, Germany’s best-known flamenco guitarist of the 1970s and 1980s, says in the album booklet of the original vinyl-release:
© Claus Cordes
“”Acoustic Guitar Festival” (more…)
Finally the time has come – after 41 (!) years Wolfgang Bock’s masterpiece of the Berlin School, “Cycles”, is rereleased on CD and digitally. Polydor had released the album produced by Klaus Schulze in 1981, on vinyl only. As a bonus to the original album, the rerelease will come with the track “Wir fliegen ins All”, which Wolfgang Bock aka Peter (more…)
On March 25th., 2022, we will continue the series “OMEGA – The Bacillus Years” with the next edition. This time the two albums “200 Years After The Last War” (originally released in 1974) and “The Hall Of Floaters In The Sky” (1975) influenced by Progressive Rock and Space Rock will be released in a gatefold digi with booklet including liner-notes and original artworks. (more…)
© Adam Piggott
“I’ve always been very visually inspired, it’s one of the reasons I love composing for film, along with my desire to tell a story with my music. I’m always looking for a narrative, a journey or adventure to explore with music and sound. Above all, I want to capture some magic; that child-like sense of wonder which can be so elusive”.