Black Market Tune – Drifters & Vagabonds (Galileo MC GMC076, 2017)
Black Market Tune is an Austrian world music groupled by fiddler Paul Dangl. Although Black Market Tune performs Celtic music on many tracks, the band also features Swedish music and Austrian tunes from the Alps along with jazz elements and a handle of electronics.
The band members include Austrians Paul Dangl, Christian Troger and Johanna Kugler; and Scottish accordionists Colin Nicholson and John Somerville.
The fiddlers do an outstanding job at switching from Scottish /Irish to Nordic styles of fiddling and providing superb interplay with the accordionists. On the vocal side, there is a fine balance between the male and female vocals and also an ability to switch from Celtic to Tyrolian vocals.
Personnel: Paul Dangl on fiddle and vocals; Colin Nicholson on accordion and bodhran; John Somerville on accordion; Christian Troger on guitar, mandolin, electric guitar, effects; and Johanna Kugler on fiddle, viola, and vocals.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.