UPCOMING GIGS

Bookings for further concerts:

FECHA / DATE CONCIERTU / CONCIERTO
CONCERT
LLUGAR / LUGAR
PLACE
Mon,
Mar 28

Easter Concert

Avilés ASTURIES
Sat,
Apr 2
La Flor Grau ASTURIES
Sat,
Apr 23

CONCERT FOR THE OFFICIAL STATUS
OF THE ASTURIAN LANGUAGE

Campus d'Humanidades
Uvieo ASTURIES
Sun
May 8
La Ascensión Uvieo ASTURIES
Thu,
Jun 2

Tobaksgaarden (Assens Culture House)

Assens DENMARK
Fri-Sun
Jun 3-5
Halkær Kro Festival 2005 Halkær DENMARK
Sun,
Jun 5

Bruunske Pakhus

Fredericia DENMARK
Mon /
Tue,
Jun 6-7
Bendstrup,Hillerød /
Säljeryd
Sjæland DINAMARCA
Säljeryd (Småland) SWEDEN
Wed,
Xun 8
The Inmigrant Center Växjö (Småland) SWEDEN
Thu,
Xun 9
20:00h
Hagges Muzik Pub Tønder DENMARK
Fri,
Xun 10
Ballerup Festival 2005 Ballerup, Copenhagen DENMARK
Tue,
Jun 21

world Day of the Music
Martyr Square (Beirut centro)

Beirut LEBANON
wed,
Jun 22
Concert at the Sea Castle Saidoon - Saida LEBANON
Thu,
Jun 23
Jounieh Festival Jounieh LEBANON
Fri,
Jun 24
San Xuan Festival Nava ASTURIES
Sat,
Jun 25
Llaviana festivities La Pola Llaviana ASTURIES
Fri,
Jul 1
Mendebala FESTIVAL Sopuerta (Bizkaia) EUSKAL HERRIA
Thu,
Jul 21
"Trobadors i Joglars" Festival Canovelles, Vallés Oriental (Barcelona) CATALUNYA
Sat,
Jul 23
Avilés Interceltic Festival Avilés ASTURIES

Sat,
Aug 6

ZAS Festival Zas, A Coruña GALICIA
Sun,
Ago 7
Pardiñas Festival Pardiñas, A Coruña GALICIA
Sat,
Ago 20
Candás Folk Festival Candás (Carreño) ASTURIES
Sat,
Sep 3
Folk night A Caridá ASTURIES
Thu,
Sep 8
La Virxen del Carbayu El Carbayu (Llangreo) ASTURIES
Sat,
Oct 8
Culture House Quirós ASTURIES



21/06/05
LEBANON 05
FELPEYU will bring Asturian music to Asian audiences, with the concert the band will perform at the World Day of the Music in Beirut (Lebanon) next June 21st 2005. After that the band will perform at the Sea Castle, in the millenium Phoenician town of Sidón-Saida, and one last concert at Jounieh Festival, between Byblos and Beirut.


2-7/07/04
TOUR POLACU 04

FELPEYU toured Poland the last July 2004. The main performance took place at Festiwal Celticky Dowspuda, in Dowspuda, north-east of the country, a natural space of incredible beauty. The band performed then at Skierniewice on the Ethnosfera Festival, one of the main folk/world music festivals in Poland. Finally, the band headed to Warszawa for two concerts, the most remarkable at Traffic Club hall, one of the most active concert halls in Warszawa. Our very special thanks from here to Piotr Fiedorowicz and the friends of The Reelium and Riméad, that made the tour possible for us.



23-27/03//04
GALICIAN TOUR 04

FELPEYU was touring Galicia March 23 to 27, for five promotional concerts to introduce Galician audiences to the new cd and repertoire. As usual there, concerts were very warm and enjoyable. We send all our best wishes and thank yous to the Galician audiences, as well as to the organisers and halls: Miudiño (Arcediagos, 13 Ourense), Clavicémbalo (Rúa Dos Paxariños, 23 Lugo), Estudio 3 at the Galician Radio (Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña), Sete Mares (Trv. Santiago de Vigo, 2 Vigo) y Outotono (Ponteareas, Pontevedra). Very special thanks to our tour managers Mare Producciones, for their great work and dedication.

Sete Mares Hall. Vigo, March 27 2004. The cast: Ruma, Fernando, Patricia, Lisardo, Jose, Diego; Xuan, Ígor, Carlos. Outotono Hall, Ponteareas (Pontevedra), March 28 2004.



31/01/04
FELPEYU IN BRUSSELS

Last january 31st, FELPEYU was performing in Brussels for the Asturian community that is based there. The show was organised by the friends of
Radio Alma -the main radio broadcasting in Spanish language (and some Asturian too) on the Brussels area- together with the Centro Cabraliegu, the most active Asturian Center in the city. Apart of looking after us awfully well, this group works very hard on keeping in good health and spreading out Asturian culture, music and gastronomy in Belgium. The show took place on a beautiful hall in the city center, Baron Steels (Rue Haute n. 157 1000 Brussels). More than 350 people danced and enjoyed the music very much at one of the warmest concerts we have had lately. Thanks to everybody there indeed!



FELPEYU performing at Yá!'s opening show in Bruseles, Jan 31st 2004




Poster.



14/01/04
CELTIC CONNECTIONS 04

The last edition of the Scottish folk festival CELTIC CONNECTIONS took place in Glasgow the last month of January 2004. FELPEYU was somehow represented there: Ígor was asked to perform in Glasgow, as the bouzouki player of an international folk band that gathered there to support the festival opening show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Jan 14th 2004. The event happened to be simply awesome, and inspiring enough for Ígor to write a report of it for the Asturian news site Asturies.com. Here you have the report, as well as some pictures.

"HARVEST is a performance of original music by Donald Shaw and musicians from the major European Celtic Regions. More than 100 musicians were involved in the project - including 77 youngsters, the cream of the country's new generation mostly from the Fèisan movement. The young musicians, aged 13 to 21, will perform alongside some of the most respected musicians from the Celtic regions of Galicia and Asturies in Spain, Brittany in France and, of course, Ireland and Scotland."



Harvest rehearsal at the Main Stage, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Jan 14th.



26/06/03
OPENING SHOW

This is the poster of the last Yá! opening show which happened last Thursday June 26th at the Albéniz Hall (Xixón) which was full of Felpeyos: friends, ex-fellow musicians, people related to the band through the last years and such a warm and enthusiastic audience that was supporting us over up to two hours of music and fun. Thanks to all of you who've been there, you made that night really special and we only wish you had as much fun down there as we did up on the stage. also thanks to Xunta Pola Defensa de la Llingua Asturiana which help was essencial for the organization of the gig, and also to Llibrería Paradiso, Baruku, Café Trisquel and Ca Beleño Xixón/Uvieo for helping with previous ticket sales.







19/05/03
A NEW CD AT LAST!

You are surely aware that FELPEYU had just released their new album, Yá!, May 19 2003. It was recorded between February and November 2002, and all the production -either artistic, technical and executive- was developed by ourselves. Distribution will be in the hands of K Industria, with wich we expect to cover properly the whole country.

There are certainly some remarkable things from the recording. The technical factor was certainly important to improve our sound the way we did. The recording and mixing was developed at Sinergia Digital Studios in Madrid, and, apart of the well known quality of those studios, the essential fact was that Salva López -our sound engineer live- is working there at the moment; it was our intention to work with him, as he knows us better than any other engineer, and we think it definitely was the best thing to do as working together we reached a total control of the sound and what we wanted to get out of it.

On the musical side, on top of our usual line-up we counted one more time with the help of the other felpeyos. Elías played a few awesome fiddles; Boni provided us with more of those lyrics that only he can write, and Salva threw in one the Hammond organ we always require. Last, but not least, Fernando helped us hugely one more time on the language assistance. It is aalso a novelty that we finally felt able to write a couple of lyrics for both melodies of the album, which we find as a complicate step to take; we quite like the resaults, as we hope you will too.

We are also behing the graphics once again with another home made concept design. On this field it was essential to have the help of all the Motorvisión crew and their virtuosity on the Mac, and the work of such a top-quality manufacturer as Sony DADC Austria. At this point, we suppose nobody would be surprised about the regular visual ambiguity we like to show on our packagings, in another try to keep the Asturian music away from certain graphic icons of reiterative use that -in our modest opinion- make it too limited visually . That way, Yá! is probably the best example of our perspective about it all.

We realize that many of you were looking forward to this work. There are several reasons why its releasing had to be delayed this long; first, because from the beginning we were determined to reach the best quality we are able to give, with no time restrictions or hurries. Later on, because the executive production also took its time: these last months we gave birth to the new label Tierra Discos, with wich we are enthusiastic to do the best work we can for the Asturian folk music. Then, of course, because in the middle of it all came our third Australian tour -March and early April-, something that always takes a lot of time and effort. But oh, well: here is Yá! You can tell whether it was worth the waiting!


Presenting Yá! at the SGAE Asturies, May 22 2003


¡...AND SEE YOU SOON!

That's all by now. We will keep updating this place with fresh news from Felpeyu and its members. Thanks for being there, see you shortly!