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An Spealadoir

I'm baaaaaack! After quite a hiatus, during which much has happened, but myself and a friend were in the recording studio to make an album. Thought you fine folks would like a sample. This is a traditional song in the Irish language called "An Spealadoir", or the Hay cutter. My friend and I joke that of all the big songs in the Irish tradition about shipwrecks, wars, love lost and emigration, she managed to pick a song about cutting grass. Enjoy!
posted by LN on Sep 27, 2017 - 6 comments

Lullaby For An Insomniac

A sampling of my nightly anxieties set to some phony harp. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Oct 28, 2016 - 4 comments

76t Doomsday

Zombie Hymn. Tune arranged from Abraham Wood, 1789; words by Joseph Hart, 1762. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Oct 31, 2015 - 1 comment

Procession

I am aiming for "grand, yet subdued". I see all sorts of magnificent people and dignified creatures parading slowly by. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Oct 26, 2015 - 3 comments

Harp Song

Church music
posted by dagosto on Aug 5, 2014 - 3 comments

Bad Romance & Pisgah

For Valentine's Day, 2012, a ragtime arrangement of two unlikely bedfellows: Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and the 1817 JC Lowry tune Pisgah (58 in The Sacred Harp). [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 comments

That's the Way it Wiggles

I've been doing a lot of gigs lately, so why not post some of the music here, right? This one is from a jaw harp mini-festival I was part of on March 28, 2010. I'm playing the Vietnamese jaw harp called the Dan Moi, along with a bass line from my JUNO 60 analog synth. Video of this same performance can be seen at YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 30, 2010 - 9 comments

Little Bug on the Floor

This fast and dirty recording is from the mic on a Sony CyberShot camera. It's no audiophile's dream, for sure, but I just felt like getting some recent jaw harp tunes down to live video the other day, as I had a free hour in a big conference room. The room is definitely present in the recording. Anyway, video of this performance can be seen at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 comments

Only Passing Through

...we're all in Folsom Prison, but there ain't no Johnny Cash... Recorded live in performance at Nana Hari, Tokyo, on January 17, 2010. For this song I'm playing the Vietnamese jaw harp known as the Dan Moi. Video of this performance at YouTube and Vimeo. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 20, 2010 - 15 comments

Last Train (live)

Another live recording from the opening hours of January 1, 2010, coming at you from deepest Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. I'm playing the Dan Moi (Vietnamese jaw harp) here, and singing about the all-too-common concern of Tokyoites: missing that saishuu densha. Video of this same performance at YouTube or Vimeo
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 8, 2010 - 3 comments

Japonisme (2)

MeFiMu stalwart micayetoca asked me if there was anything else from the Japonisme project, so I dug up this other one that I'd done a while back. It's just a simple little ditty that uses an a cappella vocal (slowed down a bit) from a 7" record I picked up at a flea market, to which I've added a rhythm track and some bamboo jaw harp. I put it to some video footage I shot here in Tokyo, too, and uploaded it to YT earlier today. If you'd like to see it...
posted by flapjax at midnite on Apr 25, 2009 - 9 comments

the end

A "drifty" and atmospheric song about life and death and love, complete with harp. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Nov 24, 2007 - 4 comments

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