Posted in Dirty Linen Magazine, tagged Dirty Linen, Frank Critelli, Genticorum, Ian McLagan, Jackie Greene, James “Iron Head” Baker, Jonathan Edwards, Missy Raines, Rose Polenzani, Susan Werner, The All New Electric Muse on May 18, 2009 |
The new issue of Dirty Linen was mailed to subscribers last week. It will show up on newsstands around June 9th.
Jackie Greene, Missy Raines, Genticorum, Susan Werner, Jonathan Edwards, Ian McLagan, Rose Polenzani, Frank Critelli, Unearthed: James “Iron Head” Baker, The All New Electric Muse, Wee Folk, Dirty Linen “Editor’s Choice” Sampler CD #5, concert review, recording reviews, book reviews, DVD reviews, news.
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Posted in Record Labels/New Releases, tagged Bodega, Bua, folk music, Genticorum, La Musgaña, Mad River Records, Malinky, Scottish music, Spanish music on December 13, 2008 |
Coming in 2009: New releases by Quebec’s Genticorum and Irish-American group Bua
(Redding, CT) – Mad River Records announces the release of new albums, including the 20th anniversary collection from Spanish folk stars La Musgaña, and two each from Scottish traditional groups Malinky and Bodega. The Connecticut-based label will also have new CDs in early 2009 by French-Canadian group Genticorum and Irish-American upstarts Bua.
Madrid’s premier traditional folk group La Musgaña celebrates two decades with the sumptuous new collection “20.” The album features songs drawn from their six albums (including their highly-praised last CD, Temas Profanos on Mad River), renowned guests Johnny Cunningham and Kepa Junkera, a 24-page full-color booklet, and two live bonus tracks recorded last year at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. “La Musgaña proves that music indeed can be a universal language,” says The Los Angeles Times (John Roos).
Two of Scotland’s best young traditional groups are out with their first American releases. Malinky with lead vocalist Fiona Hunter showcase their power and depth with Scottish song on Flower & Iron, their fourth album. The band will be touring in the US in January and March. Bodega‘s debut earned the (then) teenage quintet raves for its bright innovations; their follow-up Under The Counter is another burst of energy and eclecticism.
Mad River is also releasing both group’s prior albums: Malinky’s The Unseen Hoursand Bodega’s self-titled debut, Bodega. Malinky and Bodega were both finalists in last weekend’s Scots Trad Music 2008 Awards ceremony.
Coming out early in the new year will be a new CD from the celebrated young Quebecois group Genticorum, and the Mad River debut by Irish-American group Bua, based in Chicago’s fertile traditional-music scene.
Mad River Records is a three-year old label based in Connecticut, dedicated to recording and releasing creative roots music from around the world. The label has also released albums by Scottish band Back of the Moon, Irish artists David Munnelly and Aoife Ni Fhearraigh, Canadian folksinger Bob Snider, and Americana artist Liam Bailey (Rodney Atkins). Mad River is distributed in America by Burnside Distribution.
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