“A Roda” by A Roda - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1977Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

After playing as friends informally in the taverns, the Galician folk ensemble A Roda was formed in 1976 in Vigo. Eleven group members are quoted for their debut LP in '77: Luis Vaamonde (bandurria, vocals), Benino Méndez (bagpipes), Xoban Pombo (bagpipes), Miguel Angel Varona (bass), Xosé Pérez (tamboril drum), Francisco Fernández (cunchas), Roxelio Filgueira (cunchas), Antón Cabaleiro (pandeireta tambourine, pandeiro tambourine, vocals), Roxelio Filgueira (pandeireta tambourine), Xosé P. Mirón (pandeiro tambourine) and X. Susi (violin). Many friends add their vocals, including: Adolfo Domínguez, Alfonso A. Graña, Celso Prado, Lois Domíguez, Manolo Dosantos, Queno Cabrera, Ricardo Collazo, Xosé Luis Adalde. The record, featuring 13 traditionals, was a sales and critical success, going on to win the “Premios da Crítica de Galicia” award in 1978. Later, upon release of their third album in 1980, they began to make an impression further afield, touring far and wide in such countries as Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Great Britain and Belgium. After a several year hiatus in the 1980s, the group have been steady with a string of releases, the traditionals being interspersed with their own songwriting.

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A1 [01:28] 5.2.png A Roda - O Andar Mudiño (Traditional) Folk
A2 [03:14] 9.8.png A Roda - Pousa, Pousa (Traditional) Folk
A3 [02:41] 5.8.png A Roda - O Gato (Traditional) Folk
A4 [01:28] 6.9.png A Roda - Cantiga De Betanzos (Traditional) Folk
A5 [01:54] 6.4.png A Roda - Desfeita Galega (Traditional) Folk
A6 [04:12] 8.0.png A Roda - Cantiga De Montefurado (Traditional) Folk
A7 [00:58] 7.8.png A Roda - Cantinela Do Piepe (Traditional) Folk
B1 [02:41] 5.2.png A Roda - A Filla (Traditional) Folk
B2 [02:13] 6.7.png A Roda - Volta Da Festa (Traditional) Folk
B3 [03:25] 7.2.png A Roda - Cantinela De Fonsagrada (Traditional) Folk
B4 [02:26] 5.8.png A Roda - Foliada De Barroso (Traditional) Folk
B5 [02:36] 5.9.png A Roda - Levame (Traditional) Folk
B6 [02:52] 4.4.png A Roda - O Andar Miudiño (Traditional) Folk

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