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The Curious Bards

TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM THE GAELIC AND CELTIC WORLD

The Bard's Pocket Companion

Instrumental program

After a first instrumental programme based on the most known dances (jigs and reels), The Curious Bards now introduces a new programme that takes interest in dances that are less known, but have still resisted time.

The scottish strathspey, with its strong temperament, the raging irish slip jigs or the hornpipes, very appreciated by Handel himself!

Moving ballads will embellish these suites of exalting dances.

With these airs, the Curious Bards invite you to discover their music “bedside book”, like the irish and scottish travelling musicians of the 17th and 18th century.

 

Distribution:
Alix Boivert baroque violin
Sarah Van Oudenhove viola da gamba
Bruno Harlé flutes
Louis Capeille harp
Jean-Christophe Morel cister

 

SUITE OF 3 IRISH TUNES 
Robbin Powers Fancy (O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Union Pipes, 1804)
Miss Douglas Brigton's Jigg (A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances, John Bowie, 1789)
Cosey's Jigg (A collection of favorite Irish Tunes, William Jackson, 1790)

SUITE OF 4 SCOTTISH TUNES 
Scots lament (The Caledonian Pocket Companion, James Oswald, 1747)
Miss Preston Ferntons Reel (A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances, John Bowie, 1789)
Miss Johnstons Reel (A Collection of Strathspey Reels, Malcolm Macdonald, 1788)
The Countis of London's Reel (A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances, John Bowie, 1789)

A BOTTLE OF CLARRETT
(A collection of the most favorite Irish tunes, giggs & planxtys, Denis Courtenay, 1782)

FY GAR
(A Collection of the Best Scots Tunes, Alexander Munro, 1732)

JACKIE LATIN
(A Collection of Favorite Scots Tunes with Variations, Charles Maclean, 1773)

JOHN HAYS BONNY LASSIE
(A Collection of the Choicest Scots Tunes Adapted for the Harpsicord or Spinnet
and within the Compass of the Voice Violin or German Flute, Adam Craig, 1730)

SUITE OF 3 SCOTTISH TUNES 
The Honorable Miss Rollo's Reel (A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances, John Bowie, 1789)
Drunken Friday (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels, Robert Petrie, 1796)
Kelo House (Thirty New Strathspey Reels, Abraham Macintosh, 1792)

MISS NOBLE
Turlough O'Carolan (A Favorite Collection of the so much admired old Irish Tunes, John Lee 1780)

SUITE OF 3 SCOTTISH TUNES 
Miss Clementina Sarah Drummond of Perth (A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances, John Bowie, 1789)
The Marquis of Huntley's Farewell (Napier's selection of dances & strathspeys, 1795)
Mr Moore's Strathspey (A collection of slow airs, reels, & strathspeys, Duncan Macintyre, 1794)

SUITE OF 3 SCOTTISH TUNES 
Mr Hogert's Hornpipe (A Collection of Marches & Quicksteps, Strathspeys & Reels, Thomas Calvert, 1799)
The Captain sha'nna 'get thee (Collection of Scottish airs, with the latest variations, David Young, 1743)
Glenurchy Reel (Collection of Scottish airs, with the latest variations, David Young, 1743)

SUITE OF 3 IRISH TUNES
Huntingtone Castle (A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances, John Bowie, 1789)
I have a Wife o 'my ain (The Caledonian Muse, Samuel Thompson, 1790)
Hey me Nancy (Forty Eight Original Irish Dances Never Before Printed, 1795)

SUITE OF 3 IRISH TUNES
Morepeth Rant (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels, Robert Petrie, 1796)
The Cruskeen Lawn (Collection of Old Established Irish Slow & Quick Tunes, Smollett Holden, 1805)
N ° 2 (A collection of strathspey reels, gigg's, Charles Stewart, 1799)

SUITE OF 2 SCOTTISH TUNES
The Humor of Ballinamult (O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Union Pipes, 1804)
Hopetoun House (The Caledonian Muse, Samuel Thompson, 1790)

SUITE OF 3 SCOTTISH TUNES
The Pertshire Hunt (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs, Abraham Mackintosh, 1797)
Mrs James Erskine of Kirkwall's Reel (A collection of slow airs, reels, & strathspeys, Duncan Macintyre, 1794)
Mrs Gillespies Reel (New music for the piano forte or harpsichord, James Johnson, 1785)

SUITE OF 2 SCOTTISH TUNES
Mari nighean Deorfa [Mary the daughter of George] (A collection of Ancient Scots Music, Daniel Dow, 1775)
Bonny Lad lay your Pipes down (The Caledonian Pocket Companion, James Oswald, 1747)

SUITE OF 2 SCOTTISH TUNES
The Highlander's farewell (A Collection of Reels, Alexander McGlashan, 1786)
The Isla Reel (A Collection of Reels, Alexander McGlashan, 1786)

SUITE OF 2 IRISH TUNES
Helvic head (O'Farrell's Pocket Companion for the Union Pipes, 1804)
The Irish Washerwoman (Collection of Old Established Irish Slow & Quick Tunes, Smollett Holden, 1805)

SUITE OF 3 SCOTTISH TUNES
Miss Rose of Tarlogie's Reel (Collection of strathspeys, reels, jigs & c for the pianoforte violin & violoncello, Donald Grant, 1790) Colonel Mc Beans Reel (Choice collection of Scots reels or country dances & strathspeys, Robert Ross, 1780)
Mr Reid's Reel (Collection of strathspeys, reels, jigs & c for the pianoforte violin & violoncello, Donald Grant, 1790)
Anonymous (Scottish airs Manuscript, William Young, 1741)

Folders

The Bard's Pocket Companion
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