Music from Scotland – Martyn Bennett

Martyn Bennett (17 February 1971 – 30 January 2005) was a Scottish musician who was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He was influential in the evolution of modern Celtic fusion, a blending of traditional Celtic and modern music.

I choose this clip esepecially for Xandi , who is a great cyclist , hope he likes both , the music and the great pictures

Here is the song Firebird

Music from France – Indila

Indila, civil Adila Sedraïa (* probably 26 June 1984  in Paris, France) is a French R & B singer.  With “Derniere danse ” she was very famous in France , her video clip has already 127 MILLIONS views .

Her father is algerian , shes got also cambodian , egypt and indian roots , her artist name Indila reminds  to India .

Music from germany – Marius Müller Westernhagen

Marius Müller-Westernhagen (born 6 December 1948 in Dusseldorf), and later only Westernhagen , is a German rock musician and actor. With approximately 11.2 million records sold, he is considered one of the most successful German musician.

His song Freiheit (Freedom ) is beneath the song Wind of change of the Scorpion , a hymn regarding the reunion of East and West Germany on Oktober 3rd 1990 , 24 years ago . Today is day of reunion , a holiday in germany .

 

 

Music from the UK – Deep Purple & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

September 24th 1969 – 45 years ago ,together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  the rock group Deep Purple performs at the Royal Albert Hall  the classic rock composition “Concerto for Group and Orchestra” of Jon Lord.

 

Music of the UK – Kompendium

KOMPENDIUM is the title of a (probably) one-off project masterminded by Rob REED, the founder and keyboard player of Welsh Neo-Prog band MAGENTA.

The list of musicians contributing to the KOMPENDIUM project includes such Prog legends as Steve HACKETT (GENESIS), Francis DUNNERY (ex IT BITES), John MITCHELL (IT BITES, FROST*), Nick BARRETT (PENDRAGON), Nick BEGGS (STEVE HACKETT BAND, KAJAGOOGOO), Jakko JAKSZYK (20TH CENTURY SCHIZOID BAND), Gavin HARRISON (PORCUPINE TREE), Mel COLLINS (KING CRIMSON, CAMEL), Dave STEWART (HATFIELD AND THE NORTH, NATIONAL HEALTH, BRUFORD) and Troy DONOCKLEY (NIGHTWISH, BAD SHEPHERDS), with vocals provided by Welsh singer and songwriter Steve BALSAMO, famous for his lead role on the London version of Jesus Christ Superstar during the mid 1990s. There are also roles in the project for pedal steel guitarist B.J. COLE (ELTON JOHN, DAVID GILMOUR), opera singers Shan COTHI and Rhys MIERION, the ENGLISH CHAMBER CHOIR and choral group SYNERGY VOCALS.

Here is their song “Lily” featuring Steve Hackett , Robert reed and the voice of Angharad Brinn

Music from Canada – Happy birthday Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen,  (born September 21, 1934 in Montreal) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and writer. Today he is 80 years old.

Leonard Cohen became well-known with songs like Suzanne, Hallelujah, First we take Manhattan, Bird on a wire , the partizan and a lot of other great songs of his work.

The sisters of Mercy (band) has been named after a song of Cohen, Nirvana mentioned him in their song “Pennyroyal Tea”

the Partizan , le partisan was the favourite song of a friend on FB, Kurt Heering , a writer from germany , died one year ago, his FB account is still online , but not active anymore, the gap in my friendship list remembers me always on this song

Lyrics

I’m on my time with everyone
I have very bad posture

I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
Distill the life that’s inside of me
I sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea
I’m anemic royalty

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld
So I can sigh eternally