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BBC Introducing

A live recording of Flatworld's performance for BBC Introducing at West Malvern Social Club on 30 March 2014.

This was recorded with the current line-up, so this is what we sound like today.



Flatworld BBC Introducing artwork


Purchase

BBC Introducing can be downloaded from Bandcamp. You can purchase the whole album or just individual tracks (75p each).



Flatworld Live

Our live album, of tracks recorded at Colwall Village Hall and Ludlow Festival Fringe, April and July 2008.

Performing with guest Georgina Clarke (violin), it captures the band in full flight, at the top of their game. The next best thing to having been there!



Flatworld Live CD Cover


Purchase

Flatworld Live can be bought as a CD from the band at gigs or downloaded from Bandcamp. You can purchase the whole album or just individual tracks (75p each).





BBC Introducing Tracks

A Night in the Garden of Eden
One of our favourite tunes, this was written by Harry Kandel in about 1923. He was an American band leader and clarinetist, born in Lviv, Ukraine.
Ajde Jano
A traditional song from Serbia. The lyrics mean, very roughly translated, "Come on Jane, lets sell the horse, sell the house, buy some wine and dance the kolo".
Opa Cupa
A traditional song from the Balkans.
Maseltov
A traditional klezmer tune, the one we most often close our shows with.


Flatworld Live Tracks

Kukush
A traditional tune, we believe, recorded by Nigel Kennedy and Kroke.
The Man in the Brown Hat
A tune written by hurdy gurdy player Chris Stapleton and most famously recorded and performed by English folk band Blowzabella. Like them, we've put it with the Swedish traditional Schottische från Haverö.
Sun
Jerzy BawoĊ‚, Kroke's accordionist, played this to Neil on the car stereo one evening as the band were packing up after performing at the Courtyard in Hereford. "Collected in a car park", as Neil likes to announce at Flatworld gigs.
Les Poules Huppées
Ex-band member Jonathan Penley collected this tune and the other we've put with it, Mazurka Limousin, on the circle dance scene in England. The first tune was written by French hurdy gurdy player Gilles Chabenat, while the second is traditional. We're very proud of the praise our video of this track received, from melodion.net, no less: "Frank cultural vandalism". We're so pleased they get it!
Khosid Dances
A couple of traditional Hungarian Jewish dance tunes, collected by Hungarian folk band Muzsikás from the Máramaros region of Transylvania.
Makedonsko Devojče
A Macedonian folk song, "Macedonian Girl". The chorus translates as, "Is there in this wide world, a more beautiful girl than a Macedonian? There isn't, there isn't, there won't be born a more beautiful girl than a Macedonian!" We suspect it may have been written by a Macedonian.
Nigun Atik
Perhaps the best-known composition by Israeli accordionist and song writer, Amitai Neeman. We've put it with the traditional wedding dance tune, Sherele.
Maseltov
A traditional klezmer tune, the one we most often close our shows with.