Sunday, July 19, 2009

Episode 077 - feat. Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Trepanning Trio, Elias Kahila, and Claremont Trio

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - "It's All About the Rhythm of Her Toes"
Trepanning Trio - "Seven and Eight"
Elias Kahila - "Break Point"
Claremont Trio - Café Music (composed by Paul Schoenfield)

Hello everyone,
It feels good to be back. We've got a more efficient website, an incredible crew, and some great music.

Starting off the show is Dublin-based fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. With one foot in the Irish tradition and the rest of him wildly creative and innovative, he creates a thoroughly enjoyable sound. This cut is from his latest release, where the one-eyed man is king (note the au courant lower case letters). And I hope I pronounced his name something close to correctly.

Trepanning Trio is a group from my backyard, based for the most part in Cleveland. This group is the brainchild of David Mansbach, a local leader in avant garde music in northeast Ohio. Mansbach has invited fourteen musicians from all over the United States (and Ireland) to record using only classical, traditional and handmade instruments. And one of these musicians is my friend and longtime collaborator, David Badagnani. David appears on this tune playing accordion, oboe, english horn, fiddle and bass viola da gamba. David has also been a longtime fan of this show and has helped me connect with many of the stellar performers that have appeared on it. Considering his support of the program and his virtuosity on virtually every instrument imaginable, it is my pleasure to include his recorded work on this episode. This cut is the lead track from Trepanning Trio's latest recording, The Man Killed the Bird.

Elias Kahila is a cellist based in Jyväskylä, Finland. A relentless innovative performer, his work is all over the internet (check out his YouTube channel). This tune is the title track from his latest release, Break Point. He is able to emulate a credible rock attitude more than most in the rock cello idiom.

Closing out the show is New York's Claremont Trio. With twin sisters Emily (violin) and Julia (cello) Bruskin, augmented with pianist Donna Kwang, the Claremonts are devoted to performing the work of contemporary composers in the piano trio idiom. This piece is by composer Paul Schoenfield, a composer whose work combines exuberance and seriousness, familiarity and originality, lightness and depth. This is from their 2008 recording, American Trios. Enjoy!

Thank you for your continued support!

Mark Allender, producer-host
phone: 330-781-4387
skype: mark.allender

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