Mittwoch, 30. März 2011

FC 14 - this Friday

Nächster Termin / Next Meet:
01.04.2011 “Singers’ Night”
19:00 Uhr bis 22:00 Uhr / 7 pm until 10 pm

(For English scroll down)

Liebe "Folkers!"

In März veranstalteten wir wieder einen sehr erfolgreichen Folk Club Meet, und mit weit über 60 Leuten war der Abend trotz Karneval gut besucht. Mit "nur" acht verschiedenen Auftritten, war es etwas übersichtlicher als die letzten zwei Treffen. Endlich hatten wir auch "real" unsere lang ersehnten "Pipes and Drums":

Zur Krönung der ersten Hälfte mit "Gaitas" aus Galizien in Nordwest - Spanien, mit Eva und Ana und zur Krönung der zweiten Hälfte mit den Uilleann Pipes aus Irland, gespielt von Tom Kannmacher.

(Hier ist einen Link zur WDR3 - Tom Kannmacher's Sendung vom 15.03.11 wo die Leute die nicht dabei waren, unter anderem auch einige Stücke von den letzten Folk Abend nachhören können :)

Sehr viel Stimmung und Melodien, die einfach unter die Haut dringen und auf dem Weg zum Gehirnzentrum die Seele sanft berühren.

Ein wieder sehr breites und buntes musikalisches Spektrum beinhaltete, zusätzlich zu den atlantischkeltischen Folkmelodien auf den Pipes auch, damit jeder auf seinen Kost kam, Lieder von, unter anderem: Robert ("Barbecue Bob") Hicks, Mance Lipscomb, Lead Belly, Ulli Langenscheidt, Jagger/Richards and Ralph McTell und Neil Young um nur ein Paar zu nennen.

Fotos vom letzten Abend kann man hier auf dem Blog sehen:

und noch manche teilweise erstaunliche Statistiken über das erste Jahr Folk Club Bonn:

John Hurd, roving reporter und Hoffotograf extraordinaire vom "Bonn English Network" war wieder dabei

Ein Bericht auf englisch und unten auch sehr viele schöne Bilder, unauffällig und ohne Blitz aufgenommen.

Es gibt auch ein Bericht über den letzten Abend auf deutsch aus Detlefs Sicht:

Im April am Freitag, den 01.04.11 haben wir wieder eine "SINGERS' NIGHT", zwar ohne "featured instruments" aber dafür eine solche Vielfalt an angemeldeten Instrumenten, dass man fast meinen könnte, im April würde jedes denkbare Instrument, außer Pipes and Drums, "gefeatured".

Dieses Mal haben sich schon zusätzlich zu den beiden "Resident" Stamm-Musikern:
Barry L. Roshto (USA) Klavier und Gesang und
John Harrison (GB) Gitarre, Dobro, Blues Harp, Gesang

viele verschiede Gruppen angemeldet, unter anderem:

"Happy Hunting Grounds"
"The Old Time Youngsters"
"Half a Curragh" Ralf & Ellen
"Half a Meoneo" Werner sans Claudia
"Saraghina Combo"
Andreas Gruner

und dank der neuen Statistik stellen wir eine neue "Folk Club Premiere" für die folgenden Instrumente im April fest:

Dulcimer, Banjo, Saxophon, Kontrabass, Akkordeon & Flöte
und immer noch alles ohne elektrische Verstärker, damit man diese schönen Instrumente, auch schön akustisch, total unverstärkt und naturel erleben kann.

Wir wünschen viel Spaß an die Musik und freuen uns, bis bald,

John Harrison & Barry L. Roshto et al.
-Folk Club Bonn-

"Folk is great - Bier ist gut - and people are crazy"

“Nichts was nicht denkbar ist, ist undenkbar …“

PS Autofahrer vom Süden und Osten: Bitte hier schauen wegen Verkehrsänderungen in der Estermannstraße!

( E N G L I S H )

Dear Folkers,

in March we had another successful folk club meet, which despite being held in the middle of Carneval, was well attended with over 60 people in the hall at the back of the "Gaststätte zum Schützenhaus" in Graurheindorf. With "only" eight different acts this time it was, however, somewhat less hectic on the stage than the previous two meets. Moreover, we finally managed to have our long awaited evening of "Pipes and Drums", this time with real "Pipes and Drums" instead of virtual ones:

To crown the first half of the evening we had the jet black pipes of the "Gaitas" from Galicia in north west Spain expertly played by Eva and accompanied by Ana on the drums. To crown the second half we had the Uilleann (literally "elbow") pipes from Ireland, played by Tom Kannmacher.

Here is a link to WDR3 Radio's transmission of Tom Kannmacher's music from 15.03.11, where the people who were not present last time can hear again on the internet some of the tunes he played in the folk club last time:

So we had a truly wonderful atmosphere and haunting pipe melodies, which crept under the skin, softly caressing the soul, on their way to the centre of the brain.
In addition to the wonderful Atlantic Celtic folk melodies a very broad and colourful musical spectrum meant once again that a wide range of differing tastes were catered for with songs from:
Robert ("Barbecue Bob") Hicks, Mance Lipscomb, Lead Belly, Ulli Langenscheidt, Jagger/Richards and Ralph McTell und Neil Young to mention just a few.....

Many pictures from the evening can be viewed here on the folk club blog:

and in addition some awesome statistics covering developments during the first year of the folk club.

John Hurd, roving reporter and attributed photographer extraordinaire to the courts of St. James, Johns & Barrys from the "Bonn English Network" was amongst us again, although one would hardly have noticed, as he moves so unobtrusively and without using a flash, until one reads his astounding report and marvels at his photographic masterpieces:

(Don't forget to click at the bottom of the page " MORE PHOTOS HERE " for a further treasure trove of photos.) - Do have a butchers at the "featured video" too while you are there on the BEN site, although it's a bit of a "mystery" to me.

We are most fortunate in having John Hurd amongst us, as in addition to the skills that you have just observed for yourselves, he is also one of the few people in the room who have had considerable first hand experiences of folk clubs in their youth and who thus fully understands our "mission" and is a great asset with his knowledgable contributions during the debates we continually have about improving the club during a period of quite phenomenal growth, whilst still holding true to our original founding principles. Thank you John!

Other than that, there is a report of the March evening in German from Detlef's view:
Danke schön Detlef!

We have always tried to keep the folk club blog as bilingually balanced as possible, but there is invariably an inherent tendency towards the English. However, we noticed at the very beginning, and this is continually reconfirmed to us as time goes by, what an exceedingly good command of English the vast majority of you have, so we try not to loose too much sleep over the slight imbalance.

This month though you are especially well blessed in having both John Hurd's report in English and Detlef's report in German. Both reports are very well written and well researched and both John and Detlef are excellent wordsmiths in their respective languages.

Going to the folk club is a bit like taking a long walk in the countryside through varied terrain, containing many differing types of flora and fauna, and then the following day in front of an open fire pouring over a detailed map with reference books at hand to see exactly where you were and what you passed by, and what passed you by.

If there was some particular music which you heard at the folk club which you liked, but were perhaps unfamiliar with, then use John or Detlef's report (or preferably both) as your detailed map to start from and then use Google and Wikipedia to research back into the roots of the particular music which you liked. You'll probably be amazed with what you find and it's probably a good idea to do it at the weekend rather than in the week!

If you have any questions, comments or queries of any kind you are most welcome to post these on the blog or on qype or simply by e-mail. We intend to have further "Singers' Nights" with the following featured instruments during the course of the year: Strings, Saxophones, Pianos, Harps, A Cappello. When we know the firm dates these will be posted on the blog. If you have any suggestions or comments on this topic, please post.

In April on Friday, the 1st of April, we have another "Singers' Night", as the stream of singers and musicians wishing to play is perpetually greater than the space available, this time without a particular "featured instrument", but with such a great variety of instruments lined up, that one could almost imagine that in April, every instrument imaginable, with the exception of Pipes and Drums, are "featured".
This time in addition to the two residents:
Barry L. Roshto (USA) Piano and Vocals and
John Harrison (GB) Guitar, Dobro, Blues Harp, Vocals

many varied groups have put their names down including:

"Happy Hunting Grounds"
"The Old Time Youngsters"
"Half a Curragh" Ralf & Ellen
"Half a Meoneo" Werner sans Claudia
"Saraghina Combo"
Andreas Gruner

and thanks to the new statistics now available we can signal a new "Folk Club Premiere" for the following instruments in April:
Dulcimer, Banjo, Saxophone, Double bass, Piano accordion & Flute
and as ever, without electrical amplifiers and totally unplugged in order that you can hear and enjoy these wonderful acoustic instruments in their full natural glory.

We wish you great pleasure with the music and look forward to seeing you (again) soon,

John Harrison & Barry L. Roshto et al.
-Folk Club Bonn-

"Folk is great - Bier ist gut - and people are crazy"

“Nothing which is not thinkable, is unthinkable …“

P.S. Motorists coming from the south and east: Please check the following link regarding traffic flow changes in the Estermanstraße!

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