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The New Irish Girl and other folk songs and ballads to the Lute

Clara Sanabras

The New Irish Girl and other folk songs and ballads to the Lute

CKD 164 (Linn Records)
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$22.00

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FLAC 16bit 44.1kHz 285.1MB $13.00

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MP3 320k 44.1kHz 146.0MB $11.00
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Track Time Listen
1
The Magic Mist

The Magic Mist

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
4:26 Play $1.70
2
Fear a' Bhata

Fear a' Bhata

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
4:18 Play $1.70
3
The New Irish Girl

The New Irish Girl

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
4:21 Play $1.70
4
She Moved through the fair

She Moved through the fair

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
2:54 Play $1.70
5
The Three Ravens

The Three Ravens

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:52 Play $1.70
6
Go From my Window

Go From my Window

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:45 Play $1.70
7
The Scoulding Woman

The Scoulding Woman

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:07 Play $1.70
8
Green Bushes

Green Bushes

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
2:55 Play $1.70
9
The Green Fields of Gaothdobhair

The Green Fields of Gaothdobhair

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:44 Play $1.70
10
Slan chun Carraig an Eide

Slan chun Carraig an Eide

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:34 Play $1.70
11
My Lord of Deliam's Lamentation

My Lord of Deliam's Lamentation

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
4:27 Play $1.70
12
An Cronan Muillach

An Cronan Muillach

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
2:45 Play $1.70
13
I must live all alone

I must live all alone

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:11 Play $1.70
14
The Jug of Punch

The Jug of Punch

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:40 Play $1.70
15
Lord Rendal

Lord Rendal

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:36 Play $1.70
16
Bonny Swete Boy / Robin

Bonny Swete Boy / Robin

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
2:00 Play $1.70
17
Adieu, Dundee

Adieu, Dundee

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:23 Play $1.70
18
The good ship Planet / Blackbirds and Thrushes

The good ship Planet / Blackbirds and Thrushes

Composer Traditional
Soloist William Carter
3:29 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 63 minutes Purchase all tracks 
$13.00 
Prices shown in US Dollars
A selection of famous and lesser known folk songs, joyfully performed by Clara Sanabras and friends. 'Gentle early-morning music par excellence.' HMV Choice
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Clara Sanabras

Clara Sanabras

Anglo-Spanish singer and multi-instrumentalist. 'Sanabras has a voice that immediately seduces with its wily and occasionaly wilfully knowing ornamentation.... a tasteful and at times elegiac recording' (Classical Guitar Magazine).

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Pamela Thorby

Pamela Thorby

Always stylish in whichever repertoire she chooses, Pamela's wide appeal stems from an innate love of communicating through her playing, a natural, dynamic stage presence and a sophisticated and intelligent use of her virtuosic skills.
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William Carter

William Carter

William Carter is a founding member of the acclaimed Palladians and a virtuoso player of the baroque guitar and theorbo.
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Produced by Philip Hobbs

Clara Sanabras - voice, baroque guitar, lute

We were joined by some old friends from Palladians:
Susanne Heinrich - viola da gamba
Pamela Thorby - recorders
William Carter - lute, baroque guitar

and also the jazz group Field of Blue:
Jaqueline Dankworth - voice
Harvey Brough - voice

English folk music and the lute have been intimately bound up for as far back as anyone can determine and while solo lute music is filled with settings (some intricate, some simple) of folksongs and ballad tunes there are very few old vocal settings. There is a strong modern tradition (started by Alfred Deller) of performing folksongs to the lute in falsetto voice but why should countertenors have all the fun? Our idea was to look back to the 17th century when Charles II mistress Moll Davis' performance of "My lodging is on the cold ground" "raised her resting place from the cold ground to the royal bed" and Arabella Hunt sang Scots ballads with lute accompaniment to Queen Mary.

We've made our own version of each song and in general have tried to keep the harmonies simple although some are more elaborate than others and sometimes the simplest harmonies have led to interesting results.

The songs recorded here have come from a great variety of sources and we want to thank the staff at Cecil Sharp house (headquarters of the English Folksong Society) for their unfailing generosity and help. While some of the tunes came from crumbling library books others were learned in that most authentic folk method: off the radio and recordings. One song (I won't say which) was learned in a pub. But at the end of the day it doesn't much matter where exactly these songs are from; they come from everyone and belong to everyone as well. We only hope you will enjoy the listening as much as we did the recording.

William Carter. London 2002

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The Scotsman
Clara Sanabras imbues these Irish songs with a lilting charm
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HMV Choice
Gentle early-morning music par excellence
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The Consort
Sanabras sings with a clear, passionate tone and almost flawless intonation
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Classical Guitar
a tasteful and at times elegaic recording
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02 March 2014 to 02 March 2014
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Liederhalle 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe
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04 March 2014 to 05 March 2014
Europe
Meistersingerhalle, Nuremberg, Germany, Europe
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08 March 2014 to 08 March 2014
England
St Mary's, Ashford, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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01 May 2014 to 01 May 2014
England, London
St George's, Bloomsbury, London, England, United Kingdom
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03 May 2014 to 03 May 2014
England
Old St Mary's, Stoke Newington, England, United Kingdom
Clara Sanabras with Chorus of Dissent

13 May 2014 to 13 May 2014
England
Newbury Festival, Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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