Tuesday, 20 December 2011

***Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band -A Tapestry of Carols(1987) -gorgeous old worlde folk, must listen!!***

Note: Maddy & band have done about 5 Christmas albums like this, so do check them out if you like Olde Worlde folk! it's great stuff!!

From Wikipedia:
A Tapestry of Carols is an album by Maddy Prior. It is a collection of ancient carols from across Europe, played by The Carnival Band on replicas of medieval instruments. It was recorded at The Quaker Meeting House, Frenchay, near Bristol and released in 1987.


Maddy Prior – vocals
Bill Badley – baroque guitar, guitar, gittern, banjo, mandolin, mandocello, cittern, vocals
Andrew Davis – double bass
Charles Fullbrook – tabors, basel trommel, glockenspiel, bells, wood blocks, triangle, cymbals, vocals
Giles Lewin – violin, recorders, vocals
Andrew Watts – Flemish bagpipes, bassoon, curtal, clarinet, recorders, shawm, vocals
Arrangements by Andrew Watts
"Angels From The Realms Of Glory" arranged by Andrew Watts and Giles Lewin.

Track listing

"The Sans Day Carol" (Traditional Cornish)
"In Dulci Jubilo" (German 14th Cent)
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (Traditional English)
"It Came Upon The Midnight Clear" (Tune trad Eng, words EH Sears)
"The Holly and the Ivy" (Traditional English)
"The Coventry Carol" (English 16th Cent)
"Ding Dong Merrily On High" (Tune trad French 16th Cent, words GR Woodward)
"The Angel Gabriel" (Tune trad Basque, words S Baring-Gould)
"Angels From The Realms of Glory" (Tune trad French, words J Montgomery)
"Infant Holy" (Traditional Polish)
"A Virgin Most Pure" (Traditional English)
"Unto Us A Boy Is Born" (German Medieval)
"Rejoice And Be Merry" (Traditional English)
"Joseph Dearest" (German 16th Cent)
"Personent Hodie" (German 14th Cent)
"On Christmas Night" (Sussex Carol) (Traditional English)