NEWS & ORDERING INFO
A VARIETY OF CD’s AND JEW’S HARPS
Set up to inform you about the Dutch Jaw harp culture,
this website soon will be transformed into a world-guide for the Jew's harp
International Festival 2006 will be held in The Netherlands
The 5th International J-harp
festival will be held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in July 28th-30th 2006.
Hunderds of j-harp players,
professionals as well as amateurs, wil gather for three days to join in
concerts, workshops and lectures. The festival will be open for all of you who
are interested. It will take place at 'Het Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ', the new
Dutch Center for New Music. The Dutch organisation will coöperate with the
Board of the International Jew's Harp Organisation.
all info, jump to the special festival-website
woman at the 3th International Festival 1998 in Molln (Austria).
!!!! DOUBLE CD-BOX
(with informative booklet) !!!!
INTERNATIONAL J-HARP FESTIVAL MOLLN
Master-players of the 20th century jaw harp
renaissance, representing the leading J-harp cultures in Asian, European and
North American countries gathered at the 3th International Festival 1998 in
Molln/Austria. We can offer you a 46 track double-cd box with 2 hours and 18
minutes of the music that was brought on stage during the 9 festival-days. With
life-performances of more than thirty of the best J-harp players from all over
the world, this double cd gives a unique survey of the various styles. Never
before such a colourfull diversity of j-harps playing was recorded. Added to
this box is a full colour booklet (as well in english as in german language) of
18 pages with background info and photo's of all the musicians.
Featuring on this double festival cd-box are well known J-harp players as well
as important representants from leading cultures.
Price of this double cd-box: Euro 29 (+ 3
for shipping) / USD 38 (+ 5 for shipping)
For ordering or
questions: just mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
possible by Paypal, by Banktransfer or by sending cash (we will inform you how
Below photo's of some of the j-harp players featuring on this double
(photo’s © Henk Postma
available on request)
Robert Zagretdinov. Solo and with Rajap Vadutov on accordeon)
Sakha / Yakutia
Ivan Alexeyev, Spiridon Shishigin, Marfa Badaeva (also voice) and Kim Borisov.
Trio's and duo's with Dinara Kadyrkulova (also on flute and strings), Ainura
Arystanova and Rimma Madvarova (flute).
Bolot Bairyshev (also voice and top-shur).
Leo Tadagawa, Ainu - women Mukkuri Ensemble, Shigiko Teshi.
Tran Quang Hai
Duo Ramesh Shotham and Tobias Ott (shruti box, percussion)
Ensembles and solo's of David Holt (also harp, percussion and vocals), Gordon
Frazier, Mike Seeger (also banjo and vocals) and Wayne Hankin.
Anton Bruhin (also on water trump).
Duo Jocher Hans and Ramona Michael (drum).
Anon Egeland and Svein Westad from Norway
Tapani Varis with ensemble, munniharppuuna, fiddle, youhikko, flute, samples).
Duo Phons Bakx and Enno Meyers from The Netherlands
Gunter Arnold with Annelies Brandstatter (classic harp), Mittenwaldner
Duo Manfred Russman and Robert Russman (tuba), Jew's harp ensemble music
Duo Aron Szilagyi and Alexander Horsch (fujura, vocals).
Another cd from the Molln Festival: FREE HARPIN' with
the well known festival-harpists improvising in groups, trio's and duets.
ORDERING JEW’S HARPS
At the bottom of this website
you wil find possibilities to order some high quality jew’s harps from Norway,
Germay, Altai, Hungary a.s.o.
CD: DUTCH TRUMP-PIONEER Phons Bakx: A song for the jew’s harp
playing at all tracks with
Prof. dr. Fred. Crane (USA) wrote in his VIM6-issue: "A showcase of
Phons's outstanding trumping, but much more: a remarkable synthesis of the
music and playing of 18 musicians from many parts of the world."
Mark Poss, webmaster of the Jew's Harp Guild (USA) wrote:
"Wonderful variety, informative insert notes, well produced."
Music in European style
(folk, medieval, new music, but also influences from Siberia, Indonesia and
North-America. Solo, in duets, but mostly in combination with instruments such
as clarinet, recorder, bambooflute, reedflute, accordion, percussion, guitar
and/or vocals. Featuring Scottish storytellers male and female singers,
different j-harp players, and musicians from Indonesia, and the Dutch region
Price euro 15 / USD 19 (shipping included)
OTHER INTERESTING CD’s
Below you will find a (growing) list of cd's on which
the J-harp can be heared, as well in contemporary as in traditional music. You
can order this cd's by sending an email to paclax@zeeland net.nl Paying is possible by Paypal, by Banktransfer, or by sending
CD Spiridon Shishigin (Yakoetia) -
Soul of Yakutia
(as reviewed in the new
HIGH QUALITY MEDITATIVE J-HARP MUSIC
How do you recognize the greatness of a Shishigin improvisation?
One can appreciate the technical
mastery, and also the structure...
Picture the tundra as you listen, or
the white horse or the dancing shaman.
As well a joy for music listeners,
j-harp lovers, as for meditative purposes. Euro 19 /USD 25
CD Svein Westad and others (Norway)
- Munharpass Verden
(as reviewed in the new VIM magazine)
HIGH QUALITY NORWEGIAN + SOME TRACKS
FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. An
exemplary record, very cleanly performed and recorded. And beautifully-it's
a cast of world-class players. But Svein is the central character. He plays
munnharpe solos on 13 tracks, mostly traditional tunes in the distinctive
Norwegian style, and is joined by other instruments on five tracks. John
Wright, Trân Quang Hai, and Tadagawa Leo each have several solo tracks, and the
of the 29 tracks (totaling a generous 73 minutes) is a collective
improvisation by the four stars. Everything is tiptop,
and I particularly recommend this
record. Euro 19/ USD 25
Crack (Germany) - Die Maultrommel minicd
(as reviewed in the new VIM magazine)
DJ Crack is evidently a prominent
Düsseldorf-based Hip-Hop + R&B + Reggae
group. The record consists of four different mixes (4 to 6 minutes long) of
material that includes a persistently pulsing bass-drum sound, and much of
the time variants and long repetitions of a short trump riff.... euro
8 / USD 12
CD Opus 111 OPS 30-122. Pierre
Hamon, Lucente stella
(as reviewed in the new VIM magazine)
Recorder-family instruments played
by Hamon are featured in music from the
MIDDLE AGES, 20th-century Japan, and
the Navajo. On two of the tracks,
estampies from an Italian manuscript
Hamon is joined by John Wright on trump..
Although the melodies are not what
would be thought of as trumplike, John evidently
follows them in virtuosic accuracy, as far as can be heard, anyway, as the
trump is much softer than the flute.. euro 21 / USD 28
CD Khomus -
J-HARP MUSIC OF THE TURKIC PEOPLES (Siberia)
A diversity of musicians from Yakutia, Kyrgyzstan,
Tuva, Bashkortostan and Gorno - Altai, playing 33 (!) tracks (66'03 minutes) of
traditional and modern songs and improvisaions. Informative booklet (8 pages)
in English language about history, construction and playing in Siberia. Euro 17 / USD 22
Karnataka College of Percussion - RIVER YAMUNA (South-India)
According to the specialists one of the best
recordings of J-harp playing in South India. With morsingist M. V. Sampathkumar
on 9 of the 12 tracks, sometimes in the backfront but often in the front.
Remarkable speed and rhythmic precision. Various instruments: percussion as
well as vina, violin, bamboo flute and voice. Also a track with a unique
morsing trio using J-harps pitched to different keys. Euro 15 / USD 22
Braten Berg a.o. - FROM SENEGAL TO SETESDAL (Norway-Senegal)
Musicians from Norway and Senegal with a very fine
and interesting cd, using the J-Harp ( munnharpe ) in combination with djembe,
kora and voice. Euro 19 / USD 25
Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval - TO A FINLAND STATION (USA/FINLAND/CUBA)
Dizzy Gillespie playing the J-Harp in JAZZ MUSIC. All
night session with Sandoval (trumpet) and Finnish musicians on piano, bass and
drums. Euro 16 / USD 21
Bruhun and Makigami Koichi - ELECTRIC EEL (SWITSERLAND / JAPAN)
J-Harp and voice. Avant-garde from the Knitting
Factory. Bruhin accompanying voice-master Koichi on j-harp and a self build
electric (water) jew's harp. Experimental music with a lot of variety. On 2
tracks the Japanese j-harp player Leo Tadagawa is joining. Also a tack with 2
very low-piched Szilyagyi-trumps. Euro 20 / USD 26
Russman a.o. – BRUMMEISEN (Austria)
Classic, Folkmusic, Improvisation and !!! 4
COMPOSITIONS FOR J-HARP FROM THE 19TH CENTURY COMPOSER J. G. ALBRECHTSBERGER
(CONCERTINO'S in D). J-harp virtuoso Manfred Russman from Austria with Mollner
Maultrommler Ensemble, Anton Bruhin, Chamber Music Ensemble, Viasteiga
Schwegler Trio, Herbert Walter. Brummeisen duets, and J-harp accompanied by
guitars, kontrabas, harp, violins and cello. Euro 19 /USD 25
players from Europe and Yakutia - MAULTROMMEL MOLLN
European folk-traditionals and improvisations. With
two guest-performances of the Yakutian masters Ivan Alexejev and Spiridon
Schischikin. Europeans: Hans Jocher (Tirol), Alexander Horsch (hungary), Fritz
and Helmut Mayer (Germany), Anton Bruhin (Schweiz), Vazlav Kovarik (Tsjech
Republic), Molner Maultrommler/Russman (Austria), Gunter Arnold and Annelies
Brandstatter (Germany), Ursula Leitner and Friends (Austria). Euro 20 / USD 26
Varis - Munniharppuuna FINLAND euro 19 /USD 25
CD Philippines - Palawan
Highlands Music € 19 / USD 25
CD Tran Quang Hai - jew's
harps of the world (Vietnam/World) € 15 / USD 20
CD Hallgrim Berg & Erik
Roine - munnharpa (Norway) € 19 / USD 25
CD Anton Bruhim - trümpi
(Switserland/yakutia/japan)) € 19 / USD 25
CD Thorleiv H & Hallvard
Bjorgum – Dolklaren (Norway) € 18 / USD 24
CD Kirsten Braten
Berg & Hallvard Bjorgum -Runarstreng € 18 / USD 24
CD Utom - Summounting
the Spirits (Traditional Philippines) € 19 / USD 25
I also have other
j-harp cd's in stock. Also a lot of different cd’s on which
the jew's harp figures in some of the tracks,
variating from modern Scandi-
navian Folk groups like Hedningarna, Garmarna,
as Sainkho, and the Austrian dance-group Attwenger.
IF YOU LOOK FOR A SPECIAL TITLE NOT
MENTIONED, PLEASE LET ME
Mind that shipping costs have to be added to the
(euro 3/USD 5 for a parcel of 1 up tot 4 cd's)
HOW TO ORDER AND HOW TO
If you want or order, simply send me an email with
your wishes, and I get in
touch with you. You can pay on different manners. I
prefer paypal. But you
also can pay by visa
cred card, banktransfer, money
order or cash. If you
order, please inform me how you want to pay, and I
will give you the instruc-
Gedachtenverdrijver (Thought's Dispeller). By
Phons Bakx. Standardwork about the worldwide history of the J-harp. Written in
Dutch language, but with a lot of pictures and more than 60 fine drawings of
harps and precursors from different parts of the world. Paperback, 170 pages.
Euro 15 / USD 20
"... this is a wonderful book. I urge all trump
fans to buy it; if you don't read Dutch, take a month or two to learn the
language and then savour De Gedachtenverdrijver." Prof. emer.
Frederick Crane, USA (VIM 4)
Choosing a good J-harp is not
easy. Do you want a high pitch, or a low one? A sharp or a dull sound? J-harps
are available in all kind of easures and weights. We sell a lot of different
types, imported from excellent j-harp makers in countries as Norway, Hungary,
Germany, Siberia, Nepal, Vietnam. Most of this j-harps are available in keys of
your choise. Prices range from USD 15 up to USD 100 / Euro 17 up to Euro 110.
My stock is changing regularly. Just contact us, if you are interested, and we
will sent you detailed info by email. Just send a mail to:
Some of the jaw harps we have in stock for selling. Above: morsing (India)
and morchang (Rajasthan). The smallest j-harp is a very special one from Altai
(Mongolia). All other types shown are from Hungary. Within a short time more
pictures will be added
These Jew's Harp Pages are produced by...
DeBard World Music Shop Bellamypark 37 Vlissingen
Mail-address: Breestraat 16; NL- 4381HZ Vlissingen(The Netherlands)
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