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Family Elan session on MAK's show

PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:16 pm
by Chris P
Chris Hladowski with sister Stephanie & friends aka "The Family Elan". Based up North in England (Bradford or Sheffield, I think), they are playing music with Central Asian, Turkish & Greek roots, but adding their own refraction & creativity.

Here's Chris with Hanna Tuulikki & Patrick Farmer playing in a Sheffield pub a couple of years ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBNXtq8CTtc

It's a vunnerful fing that British born musicians (I think) can be playing music like this

Re: Family Elan session on MAK's show

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:33 pm
by Oilrig
This was a disarmingly charming session - thanks to Trikont's man in Hebden Bridge, Christoph Wagner, for pointing us in their direction!

Re: Family Elan session on MAK's show

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:57 am
by kas
Thanks for the word, Chris. They sound pretty good. I cheked up Hanna Tuulikki (as the name looked typically Finnish).

Another distuingished expat: potographer, graphic artist and (folk/experimental) musician.
I can't resist adding that the name of their other band Nalle means "little bear" in Finnish.
This is a live clip by them - "Voi Ruusua" is an old Finnish trad tune I think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ua5M_GO ... re=related