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BIRKIN TREE - A Cheap Present
BIRKIN TREE
A Cheap Present

Fy 8009
8021750800926
Dunya Records
Italia
 
1 CD

Three years after their successful debut with Continental Reel (Newtone Records - Nt 6753) the BIRKIN TREE are back in the studio to record their new album A Cheap Present.
In the hiatus between the release of their two CDs, the BIRKIN TREE have gone even further out on their unique musical limb, becoming the leading exponents of Italian Celtic music as well as one of the most interesting examples of a non-Irish Celtic group.
This new CD sees the BIRKIN TREE after almost twenty years of activity going from strength to strength and continuing to expand their musical horizons. Along with a plethora of traditional material the group have gathered from time spent hanging out with Irish folk musicians, the album also has room for several original compositions. So as well as the kind of well known songs one is likely to hear during a typical live session, some numbers will likely sound completely unfamiliar to the local players.
The group’s instrumentation revolves around four musicians who alternate between soloing and collective playing. The result is a tight, cohesive sound to which is added the fifth voice of a harp. The vibrant rhythms and harmonies come from both harp and guitar picking, as well as percussion and keyboards.
Another aspect of the Birkin Tree’s originality comes from their arrangements. The group have always made a point of respecting the spirit of tradition; None the less, the virtuosity of the musicians along with their own cultural roots gives the sound a flavor all its own, a sound whose harmony has a touch of the Mediterranean about it which inflects all the songs present on the album. All of which was highly appreciated when these songs were road tested the last time the band toured Ireland.
In the album sleevenotes Martin Hayes, a virtuoso of the Irish fiddle, writes: "The group’s interpretations show that the music can be transmitted even at the highest levels outside the cultural context of Ireland…Thanks for the great work you’re doing for the music lads".

Biography

Formed in 1982 by Fabio Rinaudo e Daniele Caronna, the BIRKIN TREE embarked on a serious and impassioned study of the Irish folk repertory which involved visits to Ireland. Over the years the group have played with some of the most important voices in Irish music such as John Martin, Tommy Peoples, Seamus McGuire and Martin Hayes; They have also accompanied the celebrated piper Liam O'Flynn and the duo Martin Hayes/ Dennis Cahill on their Italian tours..
THE BIRKIN TREE have taken part in numerous TV and radio programmes for Rai, TeleMontecarlo, RTS Svizzera, Radio Capodistria, Telepiù, RTE (Irish National Radio), Radio Kerry e Radio Clare.
I BIRKIN TREE are the only italian group to have officially toured Ireland twice (in 1997 and 1998) participating in several local festivals (Feakle, Glencolumbeille, Caberciveen, Granard, Keadue).
Their first album, Continental Reel, released in 1996 was voted the best album of the period 95-97 by the Italian review, Folk Bullettin, and sold remarkably well.




BIRKIN TREE from Felmay Shop


 
 
 

Elena Buttiero aeolian harp
Daniele Caronna fiddle, guitar, bouzouki
Luigi Fazzo guitar
Carlo Galantini fiddle
Giorgio Profetto guitar, vocals
Fabio Rinaudo uillean pipes, whistles
Simone Sisani flute
Marcello Scotto bodhran, percussion

Guest Musicians
Devis Longo keyboards
Franco Temporiti percussion

 
 
 
 

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Festival arts de rues,
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25 August 2017
Bandakadabra
Festival arts de rues,
Aurillac


01 September 2017 - h:21.00
Liguriani
Palazzina Liberty
Stresa (VB) - Italy


02 September 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Piazza Battisti
Pavullo nel Frignano (MO) - Italy


03 September 2017 - h:21.30
Yo Yo Mundi
L'ultima luna d'estate
Villa Greppi
Monticello Brianza (LC) - Italy


03 September 2017 - h:21.00
Liguriani e Silvio Riolfo Marengo
"Musica e poesia ligure"
Oratorio di Santa Maria Maggiore
Via San Nicolò
Albisola Superiore (SV)
Italy


04 September 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
Carmagnola (TO)- Italy


07 September 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Oratorio di San Sebastiano
Quiliano (SV) fraz. Valleggia
Italy


09 September 2017 - h:20.45
I Violini di Santa Vittoria
Piazzale della Biblioteca
Preganziol (TV) - Italy


15 September 2017 - h:21.00
Yo Yo Mundi
Cool Tour
Rovato (BS) - Italy


16 September 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
Folkermesse
Casale M. (AL) - Italy



16 September 2017 - h:21.30
Yo Yo Mundi
II Festa Anpi
Pavia - Italy


17 September 2017
Quintetto Nigra
"Folkermesse Festival"
Casale Monferrato (AL)- Italy


30 September 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Forum Romeu Correia
Almada - Portugal


01 October 2017
Bandakadabra
Cherasco, fiera


12 October 2017 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Blaue Haus Doellnitz
Kasendorf - Germany



13 October 2017 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Kulturhammer e.v.
Thierstein - Germany


14 October 2017 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Gasthaus “Zum Roten Ochsen”
Rechberghausen - Germany


15 October 2017 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Dieselstrasse
Esslingen am Neckar - Germany


27 October 2017 - h:20.30
Liguriani
Rätschenmühle e.V. Geislingen Schlachthausstraße 22
Geislingen - Germany


28 October 2017 - h:20.30
Liguriani
Feuerschloesschen Bad Honnef
Bad Honnef - Germany


04 November 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
40 years anniversary concert
Teatro Ambra
Alessandria - Italy


04 December 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Cinema Teatro Don Natale Leone
Albisola Superiore (SV) - Italy


17 December 2017 - h:17.00
Tre Martelli
Auditorium Gambarina Museum
Alessandria - Italy


23 December 2017 - h:21.00
Liguriani & Mario Pirovano
“Invexendo de Natale”
Teatro Sociale di Camogli
Camogli (GE) - Italy


27 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Tivoli BBVA
Lisbon - Portugal


29 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Casa da Música
Porto - Portugal


 
 
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