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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.


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):


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.



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.


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