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30 September 2020

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Blue Peacock - thanks. That sent me back to the early Library of Congress recordings - then on to this, early(ish) recordings of the Louisville Jug Bands.

https://sundayblues.org/?tag=whistler-his-jug-band

From around 57 minutes some amazing fiddle playing.

Keith Harbaugh

For those not familiar with 17C music, it is hard to imagine a better introduction than the 8-minute piece starting here (Monteverdi's Beatus vir):

https://youtu.be/E1LWeA99Vhg?t=22m

different clue

Here is a Balinese Gamelan orchestra performing. The music seems new and original to me, not ancient and ritual. Music for the fun of doing it. ( I could be wrong about that).

Granted, it is not Western. But it is still music. And it is a very inspiring video of happy musicians happy in their work, as well as being very highly polished and crafted and full of musicianship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEWCCSuHsuQ

rjj

another uplifting tonic expression of the human spirit. I binge on these when I feel a case of The Stares setting in. Works every time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFCZyDCw-ao

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