Imagine yourself in a completely different world at Castlefest world music festival
The Fantasy festival of light in the Netherlands. A fest for young and old, where, as soon as you enter the gates, you find yourself in the Other World. Castlefest is a total experience with lots of music, fantasy writers, themed catering, medieval crafts and a large market which offers everything a fantasy fan is looking for.
Castlefest characterizes itself by a unique ambiance. This makes that regular visitors are looking forward to the next edition a year in advance. It creates a feeling where you find yourself in a completely different world, causing a daze and homesickness for weeks after the event took place.
We had an accident at a the na fir bolg festival with one of our instruments
We will record the first new Rapalje Show and while I’m doing that I also will repair
this instrument because something went wrong
I shot some video at a festival in Belgium called Na Fir Bolg..
ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH OUR INSTRUMENTS
Some problems with our instruments..
Geplaatst door Rapalje Celtic Folk Music op Vrijdag 1 juni 2018
Bart Peeters komt op de proppen met I’m into folk.
Tijdens een optreden van The Pogues op Pinkpop had Bart Peeters gezien hoe een duidelijk door de folk geïnspireerde groep als The Pogues het publiek kon begeesteren, beter nog dan de Red Hot Chili Peppers. Als het mij nu eens zou lukken, dacht Bart, al die folkclichés in één liedje te vatten. Hij ging op zoek naar een geschikt doordeweeks riedeltje op zijn gitaar, zo eentje, of het nu folk is, of flamenco of wat dan ook, dat vlot in het gehoor ligt. Daarmee zou de song moeten beginnen en dan zouden de clichés de revue mogen passeren. I’m into folk moest , dat wou Bart , cabaretesk klinken, grotesk zelfs. Het nummer werd uiteindelijk een pastiche, een doelbewuste slechte nabootsing van de oerdegelijke Ierse folkmuziek. Begin 1989 geraakten The Radios met I’m into folk tot in de staart van de BRT Top 30
We are playing our Celtic Folk Night in Losser (NL) this Friday the 13th of july, will you join us? Tickets available here Continue reading “Celtic Folk Night this Friday – Losser”
Oh no! We have come to our, for now at least, last video in this series!
But don’t feel sad; you can rewatch all videos as often as you want.
And of course we are ending this series with one of our, and I hope one of your, favorite songs: ‘Heart of Steel’. Enjoy!
“Amsterdam” is a song by Jacques Brel. It combines a powerful melancholic crescendo with a rich poetic account of the exploits of sailors on shore leave in Amsterdam.
Brel never recorded this for a studio album, and his only version was released on the live album Enregistrement Public à l’Olympia 1964. Despite this, it has been one of his most enduringly popular works.It was one of the songs Mort Shuman translated into English for the musical Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips; a place she had introduced him to in 1960. “It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o’clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion.
Originally the song was situated in Antwerp, but moved to Amsterdam as ‘Dans le port D’Anvers’ does not fit the meter. Noteworthy is that in modern Amsterdam there is still a port, but owing to widespread automation and decline in crew sizes, there are far fewer sailors on shore leave.
We are playing a very special Celtic Folk Night in our home town of Groningen (NL) on saturday the 29th of September, will you join us? Tickets available here Continue reading “Concert Preview – EM2 Groningen”
For the visitors who bought the first “Early Bird” Tickets
for Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival, we performed extra shows at a secret place outside from the festival. This is the first song we played on the Sunday: “Jock Stuart”
Yes!!! Finally the official aftermovie of the Rapalje Zomerfolk Festival 2018 is online: Have fun!
Today we play ‘The Stride’ for you.
This is one of my favorite pieces, because I can play my violin really wild.