First, 2 links mentioned in the aricle on Matusewitch in this issue:
Gregory Matusewitch – Czardas by V. Monti [Provided to YouTube by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]
Contralto Vera Smirnova sings a two-part Potpourri of Russian Songs / Popurri iz Russkich piesen / Попурри изъ Русскихъ пъсенъ in this recording made in New York in June of 1927. The excellent accordion accompanist is unfortunately unidentified. From the original 78rpm disk
The Vox Hunters “Golden Victory” Traditional ballad – this version was collected from Christina Henry in Providence in 1945 for the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection. Delightful Old Time from East coast USA.
First an exciting sneak preview of next spring’s planned tour on the Peterloo massacre. Featuring two concertina players and a melodeon squeezer (tho all are multi-instrumentalists). So plenty to interest CW readers:
Brian Peters – “Kersal Moor” Broadside ballad written in 1838 about the great Chartist meeting at Kersal Moor, Salford, set to a tune written by Brian. Live performance at the Bridge Folk Club, Newcastle, November 2018. The song features in ‘The Road to Peterloo’ concert performance featuring Brian Peters, Pete Coe and Laura Smyth.
Prof. MacCann – A Frangesa March (Concertina Solo, 1901. The first successful design for a Duet concertina was patented in 1884 by a young performer, “Professor” John Hill MacCann, who is most likely the person playing here.
Many thanks to reader Steve Taggart who has found a trio of unusual concertina-related clips: Cicco Camelio on Clarinet and Foley Fettucini on Concertina Concertina qui pleure, clarinette qui rit, paris qui dort (2/2)
Music experiment with the 16mm silent movie “Paris qui dort” (France, 1925), also known as “Le rayon de la mort invisible” featuring experimental random rumours by the incredible randolfinarium and linacinemarinio show.