Cantlos singing one of Robert Burns’ most well-known songs, Ye Banks and Braes, from 1792, in the Great Hall at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire:
Cantlos finishing off a recent concert at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, with The Boar’s Head Carol from 1521, a secular Christmas carol which was probably well-known to King Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth. The instrument James is playing is a cittern, invented in Italy around 1500, while Kirsty is playing the Irish bodhrán or frame drum:
We’ve begun to include instrumentals for Celtic harp and guitar in our concerts, and this is The Moon of Beltane by American harpist and composer Janet Lanier, performed (as you can see, under stage lights!) at Winslow Public Hall in Buckinghamshire:
Copyright © 2006 Janet Lanier (www.janetlanier.com). Used by kind permission.
This is Austin John Marshall’s evocative anti-war song Dancing at Whitsun, written to the tune of the broadside ballad The Week Before Easter from 1663, also from our Winslow Public Hall concert:
Melody: Traditional (1663). Lyrics: Copyright © 1968 Austin John Marshall.
And this is The Marigold, a 17th Century seafaring song from Cornwall:
Cantlos singing the mystical medieval carol Down in Yon Forest at our concert Cast Off Winter’s Mantle at the Radcliffe Centre, University of Buckingham, England:
……and the Elizabethan song Serving Girl’s Holiday at the same concert:
Cantlos performing Greensleeves, Scarborough Fair, The Fields of Athenry and Just As the Tide Was a’ Flowing at the Radcliffe Centre, University of Buckingham, England:
Melody and Lyrics of The Fields of Athenry: Pete St John/Saint Music © 1975 (MCPS 073249278). Used by kind permission.
Cantlos performing The Skye Boat Song in Great Horwood Village Hall, Buckinghamshire:
Cantlos performing Sydney Carter’s mystical Carol of the Universe at the City Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes, England:
Cantlos performing the Manx Gaelic lullaby Little Red Bird in English translation at Woolstone Community Centre in Milton Keynes:
Live recordings of Cantlos performing at Woolstone Community Centre in Milton Keynes:
- Scarborough Fair
- The Fields of Athenry
- The Water is Wide
- Scarborough Fair