The Banshee’s Wail

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Program: #03-10   Air Date: Mar 10, 2003

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Hesperus Ensemble shares their latest recording, tracking relationships between medieval and Irish traditional instrumental music.

NOTE: All of the music on this program is from
the recording The Banshee's Wail featuring our guest
Scott Reiss and the Hesperus ensemble. The co-director
of the ensemble, Tina Chancey, performs on gamba,
vielle, and lyra, and produced the recording. also featured
were Glen Velez, percussion, and Zan McLeod, guitar and mandolin.

The recording is on Golden Apple and is catalogue number GACD7553.
For information about the ensemble, you may contact them at:

1). The Banshee's Wail/Trotto (after Martin Hayes/14th c. Italian).
2). Como poden/Kid on the mountain (13th c. Spanish/trad. Irish).
3). Crowley's Reel (after Tommy Potts).
4). A virgen/Jenny's Chickens (13th c. Spanish/trad. Irish).
5). Kilfenora Jig/Elizabeth Kelly's favorite (trad. Irish).
6). The Dear Irish Boy (after Willie Clancy).
7). Douce Dame/Toss the Feathers (Guillaume de Machaut/trad. Irish).
8). Paddy Rafferty's Favorite (after Matt Molloy).
9). Lamento di Tristano/Brian Boru's March/Rota/The Queen's Polka
(14th c. Italian/trad. Irish).
10). Caoineadh an Spailpin (after Willie Clancy).
11). Saltarello (14th c. Italian).
12). Ay Mi! (Guillaume de Machaut--1300-1377).
13). Langstrom's Pony/Saltarello (trad. Irish/14th c. Italian).
14). Lucy Farr's (trad. Irish).

Composer Info

Guillaume de Machaut--1300-1377, Martin Hayes, Tommy Potts, Willie Clancy, Matt Molloy

CD Info


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