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Lord Gallaway's Delight: Dances & Gaelic Laments from the 16th & 17th centuries / Les Witches; Siobhán Armstrong: Irish harp

Album Summary

>Traditional, Scottish : She Rose and Leit Me In
>Traditional, Irish : The Ragg Set by a Gentleman (a.k.a. "Irish Rag")
>Traditional, Scottish : Lord Galloway's Lamentation
>O'Carolan, Turlough : Sir Ulick Burk (Ulliac Burca)
>O'Carolan, Turlough : O'Carolan's Favorite Jig (a.k.a. "Mary O'Neill")
>Anonymous, English : On the cold ground
>Anonymous, English : Bellamira (from The English Dancing Master)
>Traditional, Irish : Molly Halfpenny (a.k.a. "Molly O'Hailpin")
>Anonymous, Irish : The Lament for Limerick (Limerick's Lamentation)
>Traditional, Scottish : I Loved Thee Once
>Traditional, English : Siege of Limerick, dance melody (from John Playford's "The English Dancing Master")
>O'Carolan, Turlough : MacDonogh's Lamentation (attr.)
>Traditional, English : Jenny's Whim (a.k.a. "Role the Rumple Sawny")
>Traditional, Scottish : Lads of Leight
>Traditional, English : Johney Cock Thy Beaver
>Playford, John : The English Dancing Master
>Lyons, Cornelius : Miss Hamilton
>Book, Anonymous, W. L. : Da miche manum, for lute
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Notes & Reviews:

Expedition Audio Recommended
Lord Gallaway's Delight from Alpha Productions is, as the album's subtitle states "An Excellent Collection of Dances & Gaelic Laments" as performed by the early music ensemble Les Witches with guest Irish harpist Siobhán Armstrong Listening to this is rather like listening to folk music from centuries ago. It is characteristically Celtic sounding, undemanding, and very enjoyable to be around.... read more ...

A collection of dances and Gaelic laments from the 16th and 17th centuries

Les Witches continue their exploration of the music of the British Isles in the 16th and 17th centuries. This series, successfully launched with the disc Nobody's Jig, sheds new light on songs and dances at the intersection of the art music and folk music repertories. Siobhán Armstrong, a talented harpist specializing in the Irish repertory, joins our team of witches. Together, they recount an alternative history of Great Britain and Ireland, discovering with delight the treasures each of them has in store: spellbinding melodies and vivid titles which, in their evocation of people and places, bring the pages of history back to life.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012).



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Works Details

>Traditional, Scottish : She Rose and Leit Me In
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.

>Traditional, Irish : The Ragg Set by a Gentleman (a.k.a. "Irish Rag")
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.

>Traditional, Scottish : Lord Galloway's Lamentation
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.

>O'Carolan, Turlough : Sir Ulick Burk (Ulliac Búrca)
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>O'Carolan, Turlough : O'Carolan's Favorite Jig (a.k.a. "Mary O'Neill")
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous, English : On the cold ground
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.

>Anonymous, English : Bellamira (from The English Dancing Master)
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.

>Traditional, Irish : Molly Halfpenny (a.k.a. "Molly O'Hailpin")
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.

>Anonymous, Irish : The Lament for Limerick (Limerick's Lamentation)
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.

>Traditional, Scottish : I Loved Thee Once
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, English : Siege of Limerick, dance melody (from John Playford's "The English Dancing Master")
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Written: by 1651

>O'Carolan, Turlough : MacDonogh's Lamentation (attr.)
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Traditional, English : Jenny's Whim (a.k.a. "Role the Rumple Sawny")
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.

>Traditional, Scottish : Lads of Leight
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.

>Traditional, English : Johney Cock Thy Beaver :: A Scotch Tune to a Ground
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.

>Playford, John : The English Dancing Master
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Lyons, Cornelius : Miss Hamilton
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Book, Anonymous, W. L. : Da miche manum, for lute
  • Performer: Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
  • Ensemble: Les Witches
  • Notes: La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) (03/20/2012-03/23/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque