Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tribute: Musiqu' à Deux

Myriam Lameyre and Jean-Yves
Lameyre: Musiqu' à Deux
Musiqu' à Deux is Jean-Yves Lameyre and Myriam Lameyre playing a panoply of trad France instruments -- violin, accordion, cornemuses du Centre Francevielle à roue, and voice. Each of their recordings presents solid traditional French music played in straightforward, light, delightful, and eminently danceable manner. Primarily this is music of their own regions, Auvergne and Limousin. Put together, their three recordings present the repertoire of the region with brilliant clarity and energy. Here's a classic set of mazurkas from their recording, En attendant l'orage.


Jour de Marché Vol. 2:
En attendant l'orage
The three recordings are available very inexpensively as downloads from iTunes, but also from their own website. The Jour de Marché recordings are wonderful, mixing tradFrench goodness with music from Italy, Ireland, England, Sweden, and other areas.  Their most recent recording, 2 Bals en poche pour danser du soir au matin , Limousin, Auvergne, is a two disc set (again, very inexpensive) that presents a "typical" set of dance music played at a bal from dusk to dawn. 

Here are some bourrées from 2 Bals.



Great to listen to, and great to learn "the repertoire" from.  Check it out.

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