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Celtic Roots in Galecia, Spain
A little twist on Celtic Traditional Music
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January 15, 2021 - 10:48 pm
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I've mentioned Galicia's strong Celtic roots in other threads.  The language is galego, a precursor to Portuguese, but they are in Spain. 

You'd recognize many of the tunes as traditional Irish and Scottish.  Some of their music evolves from the additional influence of Spain and further south, Morrocco.  

I found a wonderful group, "Luar Na Lubre" - they perform unique music besides many common Celtic tunes. 

Here's one of their mesmerizing, evolved tunes I think anyone could learn by ear & enjoy playing.  I can't tell if it's about a Miller's wife or not(?)

"La molinera" (on my list!).  Check out their YouTube site for other tunes. 





Had a hard time deciding where to best share this tune... I still hear quite a bit of Celtic here, but maybe it could end up in an International Folk Music genre(?)

- Emily


August 13, 2021 - 12:00 am
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Stopped in at thesession.org and happened upon something pretty special there! 

Jean posted that he recommended using some Galician tunes in sessions (I think it's a great idea, of course).  He didn't take his fiddle, but recorded a series of videos played on a ukulele (tuned GDAE), while on a trip to Galicia.  

There are Celtic roots in Galicia, but I was very excited to find these tunes have a nice feeling of the surrounding area (Portugal & Spain)!

Here's the YouTube video playlist:

Galician Tunes on the Uke

For more info at The Session:

Galician Tunes for Irish Sessions

Jean also plays the Violin and several additional instruments - find his other music at his YouTube site (vor sonnenaufgang), link from the playlist. 



He plays some very beautiful little tunes! 

...haven't decided just how many to learn, yet. 🤔

- Emily


August 20, 2021 - 1:20 am
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💖 Tunes in minor keys - just wanted to share another great one, on my list to learn! 

"O Son do Ar" is a waltz in Dm by Bieito Romero, of the Galician band "Luar Na Lubre".  Here's a Live performance (luarnalubregaliza). 

O Son do Ar - Luar Na Lubre

Rolling sheet music video arranged by Isabel de la Puente - in the original key of Dm.  Also available at musescore.com 

O Son do Ar - Sheet Music (Dm)

The Session has a version of sheet music in Em. 

O Son do Ar - Sheet Music (Em)

Here's a little Video Tutorial from Adela la del violin, that might help out. 

O Son do Ar - Tutorial (Em)



...a little like something from one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films?  Just a little familiar.

- Emily

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