Arts-Scène Diffusion

The Curious Bards

TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM THE GAELIC AND CELTIC WORLD

By Moonlight on the Green

Vocal program with Ilektra Platiopoulou (singing)

After a first vocal programme based on the most common song subjects (love, despair...) The Curious Bards include songs with various inspiration subjects. An irish drinking song, a hunting party or a text that delicately suggests what looks like frolics of love...

The singer Ilektra Platiopoulou also interprets two songs in the gaelic language, based on texts of typical 18th century irish poetry ( poems called aisling)

Amongst these airs, you will listen to instrumental pieces essentially based on very specific types of dance of these two celtic countries. The scottish strathspey, with its strong character that reminds us of the particular style of scottish dance, the irish slip jigs with their racing rhythm or the hornpipes, dances particularly loved and used by Handel himself!

A new programme that will bring you even closer to the gaelic and celtic soul.

 

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

 

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)

KATERINE OGGIE
(Scottish song from Music miscellany: A select collection of the most
approved Scots, English and Irish songs, J. Brown, 1786)

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)

TEARS OF SCOTLAND
(Scottish song from Land of cakes-Containing six songs set to musick in the true Scots taste, 1750)

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)

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

FANNY DILLON 
(Irish song, from A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes, John & William Neal, 1724)

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)

BY MOONLIGHT ON THE GREEN  
(Scottish song from Wit and mirth, or, Pills to purge melancholy, William Pearson, 1719)

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

ONE BOTTLE MORE 
(Irish song from A Favorite Song adapted for the Voice, Mc Goun, 1799)
Tears of Scotland (Scottish song from Land of cakes-Containing six songs set to musick in the true Scots taste, 1750)

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)

MABLE KELLY
(Irish song, from A Collection of the Most Celebrated Irish Tunes ,, John & William Neal, 1724)

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)

OLD TOWER
(Scottish song from Musical repository, A collection of favorite Scotch, English, and Irish songs, set to music, Alex. Adam, 1799)

Press

Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde, Octobre 2017

Entres rythmes de danses, mélodies addictives et complaintes d’amour, ­Ilektra Platiopoulou (…) et The Curious Bards s’en donnent à cœur joie.

Gérard Viel, 5 planètes, Novembre 2019

Il est très rare de rencontrer des musiciens de formation en musique ancienne, interprétant le répertoire traditionnel et capable de le faire « sonner » comme les musiciens de tradition orale. Leurs arrangements sont innovants, ils sont en perpétuel recherche des racines de ces musiques gaëliques et avec un souci d’approche du public. La musique doit être accessible à tous quel qu’en soit le répertoire savant ou populaire, The Curious Bards donne une lecture personnelle d’une musique ancienne composée pour apporter du plaisir, de la bonne humeur, parfois de la nostalgie voir de la tristesse, mais toujours au service de la vie et du lien social. Leur album « Ex-Tradition » Harmonia Mundi (http://www.harmoniamundi.com/ ) est à écouter entre amis pour danser et rêver.

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