For the sake of old decency

Artist: Hervé Cantal

Name: For the sake of old decency

Released: 1996

Label: Autoprod

Format: Cristal

Total playing: 48'00

Price : 12.50 €

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For the sake of old decency (Hervé Cantal)

Irish music has been adopted little by little over the past thirty years in France. The number of French musicians and interest in general are going from strength to strength. This music which was originally traditional and then passed through the "folk" stage has now become "world music" and is widely broadcast. Can we talk about Irish "traditional" music and what is more in France ? Having discovered this music through Planxty and the Chieftains, I was then attracted by what we call traditional musicians i.e. those who play at home daily, in the pub or wherever. They play on their own as well as with neighbours or people they have just come accross. So, a music which has been created over two centuries in Ireland and afterwards in other places (USA, UK...) is what we call "Irish traditional music". It is this approach to music rather than respect for a regional tradition which I wanted to talk about : instrumental solos and duets, sometimes accompanied. This is the reason why this CD is not a "flute record" but more so the presentation of tunes which come from counties and musicians that I like a lot. You will come across the counties of Clare and Galway as well as musicians like Lucy Farr quoted frequently.

I asked some musicians who have been playing for a long time to take part in this recording. Whether it be amateurs like me or professionnals we share the same feelings about Irish music.

I would like this record to give you the opportunity to appreciate a music which is both personal and faithful to a tradition in the broadest sense. I hope you get something out of it.

H. Cantal

Hervé Cantal - Musicians

  • Hervé CANTAL : fiddle, whistle
  • Denis KERSUAL : uilleann pipes
  • John MAGUIRE : vocals
  • Vincent BLIN : melodeon
  • Gérard TAUZIN : guitar
  • Jean-Christophe LEQUERRÉ : piano

For the sake of old decency - Sound extracts

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