Interviews

Kevin Linscott: Klezmorim Interview

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Klezmorim Interview    Judging from the response at the Lark Music Celebration and feedback from our customers, Klezmer music has been arousing a lot of interest in the musical community recently. The Lark's March was able to glean more about this exciting genre during an interview with Kevin Linscott, a member of the band "Klezmorim". LM: Could you explain a little bit about how Klezmer music started? KL: Okay, the actual beginnings of it are lost in the mists of time; the earliest references that we've uncovered about it have been literary references. Authors have mentioned the traveling Yiddish bands...

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David Page: Master Uilleann Piper

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An Interview With David PageMaster Uilleann Piper by Astra Thor   Dave Page is an old time master uilleann piper now living in Southern California. He is helping to keep Irish traditional music alive and flourishing there by encouraging many young musicians. He was born in 1906 of plain Irish folk living in Dublin. Life there was slower than now. Everyone was relatively poor but no one starved. Progress had not yet arrived in the form of electricity and most households cooked over a peat fire in the fireplace. People went to the neighborhood pub in the evening for a...

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Colin Dipper: Interview With A Concertina Maker

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by Mickie Zekley   MICKIE Colin, how did you get into making concertinas? COLIN It's a long story. I bought a couple of crashed Jeffries concertinas when I was 14 and started working on them and managed to get them together in some form or another. And a lot of dealings with Crabb’s early on made me want new instruments. I wanted an Anglo built to my specifications and they didn't feel they could do it at the time, so I went about making my own, and several other people wanted a similar thing. I soon found I had 4...

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