Ex-Tradition - Scottish & Irish Airs, Reels, Jigs, Dances & Variations

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Ex-Tradition - Scottish & Irish Airs, Reels, Jigs, Dances & Variations
The Curious Bards, with Platiopoulou Ilektra (Mezzo-soprano)

[ Harmonia Mundi / Harmonia Nova Series / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 6 October 2017

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An album at the intersection of the art music and traditional repertories of Ireland and Scotland, performed by five instrumentalists trained in the Early Music departments of the prestigious conservatories of Lyon, Basel and Paris. Here are modern-day bards, passionately following a path based on primary research and giving pride of place to innovation and creation.

The harmonia#nova series is conceived to offer young artists singled out for their exceptional talents a technical, editorial and promotional showcase that lives up to the high standards of harmonia mundi's classical productions. While those standards remain identical across a very wide range of repertories, the recording philosophy governing this series is rather different, since it is produced above all by the musicians themselves.


1. A Set of 3 Scottish Airs:
The Lads of Elgin (reel)
The Highlandman kissed his mother (reel)
The Fyket (reel)

2. A Set of 3 Irish Airs
Sr. Ulick Burk (reel)
The Soup of Good Drink (jig)
The High Road to Dublin (jig)

3. Rakes of Westmeath (Irish tune with variations)

4. Since Sounding Drums (Irish Air)

5. Highland Battle

6. A Set of 3 Airs From Ireland and Scotland
Lady Herriot Hopes (reel)
Sir Adam Ferguson's reel (or Lads of Laois)
Bonny Lads (reel)

7. A Set of 2 Irish Airs
John Nugent (jig)
Bumper Squire Jones (jig)

8. The Duel
Rakes of Mallow (Irish tune with variations)
Reel of Tulloch (Scottish tune with variations)

9. A Set of 3 Irish Airs
Mary O'Neill (jiig) - The Lads of Dunse (jig)
Port Patrick (jig)

10. Kilkenny is a handsome place (Irish song)

11. A Set of 3 Airs from Ireland & Scotland
Raddire en Ougnish - Marquis of Huntly's strathspey
Mr Jo Reid's reel

12. King of the Blind

13. A Set of 3 Scottish Airs
Miss Loraine of Kirkharles (reel)
Fight about the Fire side (reel)
Lochailis away to France (reel)

14. Lady Anne Bothwell's lament (Scottish song)

Watch a promo video via Youtube