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Gurrumul and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Gurrumul and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to announce the release of ‘His Life And Music’. Recorded Live at the Sydney Opera House in May 2013 as part of the Vivid Festival.
The live recording features Gurrumul as you have never heard him before, in a world-first collaboration with The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, performing a collection of songs from his award winning albums.
Read the entire press release here.
Mercan Dede says he’s like a vagabond reed flute
Turkish DJ and reed flute player Mercan Dede released “Dünya,” his first studio album in six years, this month.
DJ Arkin Allen, aka Mercan Dede, is back in the limelight with a new album following a six-year break since his last studio release.
Full interview here.
A Tribute to the Music of Gráinne Yeats by Mairéid Sullivan
Legendary Irish harper, singer and historian Gráinne Yeats passed away on April 18, 2013. The Irish Times published her death notice here: https://notices.irishtimes.com/26035391 Gráinne Yeats was the first professional musician to revive and record the ancient Irish wire-strung harp.
Her beloved husband Michael Yeats (son of W.B. Yeats) died in January 2007. Their daughter Síle (journalist and producer at RTÉ) died in September 2007. She is survived by 2 daughters, Catriona and Siobhán, her son Pádriag, and grandchildren.
I had the great honour of conducting extended interviews with Gráinne on two occasions. First in March 1999, for my book Celtic Women in Music (1999). Gráinne was in her mid 70s when I interviewed her again at her home, in Dundalk, Ireland, in October 2000. This YouTube video is a short (1:22) excerpt from the October 2000 interview.
Full feature here.
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