Indiscretion The Curious Bards

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: The Curious Bards

Composer: Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Anonymous:
  • 1Anonymous: Jigs "Robbin Powers Fancy - Miss Douglas Brigton's Jigg - Cosey's Jigg"04:03
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  • 2Anonymous: Strathspeys "Miss Clementina Sarah Drummond of Perth - The Marquis of Huntley's Farewell - Mr Moore's Strathspey"02:36
  • Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738):
  • 3O'Carolan: Song "Mable Kelly"04:16
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  • 4Anonymous: Reels "Miss Rose of Tarlogie's Reel - Colonel Mc Beans Reel - Mr Reid's Reel - Anonymous"03:45
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  • 5Anonymous: Air & 2 Slip Jigs "Huntingtone Castle - I have a Wife o' my ain - Hey me Nancy"05:27
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  • 6Anonymous: Lament "Daughters Lament"02:15
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  • 7Anonymous: Song "The Tears of Scotland"04:00
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  • 8Anonymous: Airs "And thou wert my own thing - John Hays Bonny Lassie"04:09
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  • 9Anonymous: Reels "The Perthsire Hunt - Mrs James Erskine of Kirkwall's Reel - Mrs Gillespies Reel"02:16
  • Turlough O'Carolan:
  • 10O'Carolan: Air "Miss Noble"06:18
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  • 11Anonymous: Song "By Moonlight on the green"03:39
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  • 12Anonymous: Variations "Jackie Latin"02:04
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  • 13Anonymous: Reels "The Honorable Miss Rollo's Reel - Drunken Friday - Kelo House"03:04
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  • 14Anonymous: Variations "Fy Gar"04:18
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  • 15Anonymous: Reels "Scots Lament by Mr Oswald - Miss Preston Ferntons Reel - Miss Johnstons Reel - The Countis of London's Reel"04:56
  • Turlough O'Carolan:
  • 16O'Carolan: Song "Fanny Dillon"03:38
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  • 17Anonymous: Hornpipes "Morepeth Rant - The Cruskeen Lawn - N° 2"03:30
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  • 18Anonymous: Song "Old Towler"03:00
  • Total Runtime01:07:14

Info for Indiscretion

Following on their impressive debut album [*Ex]tradition*, the Curious Bards—an early-music ensemble founded by violinist Alix Boivert in 2015—continue to explore material from the Scottish and Irish folk traditions preserved in 18th-century publications. This new collection of airs and dances is a chance to discover more of this fascinating repertoire, in which the distinctions between serious music and popular inspiration need no longer apply.

The Curious Bards:
Ilektra Platiopoulou, mezzo-soprano
Quentin Viannais, Bagpipes
Pierre Gallon, harpsichord
Samuel Serandour, Bodhran

The Curious Bards
Since 2014, The Curious Bards has united five musicians, who love Gaelic and Celtic traditional music. These five musicians had an early music education and have studied in prestigious institutions in Lyon, Paris and Basel. Their musical paths have integrated traditional Irish and Scottish practise for many years.

The ensemble claims to offer an innovative and creative insight to this repertoire guided by extensive research. They are “bards” of modern times, eager to discover and expand their knowledge, and always exigent with their practise.

The Curious Bards were chosen, in 2015, as a Young Ensemble in Residency in la Cité de la Voix in Vézelay. They have also benefited, since 2016, from the project EEEmerging carried out by the Ambronay Festival, which supports young early music ensembles under the Creative Europe program. Since 2020, The Curious Bards receives the support of Caisse des Dépôts, main sponsor.

They recorded their first album, which has been released in October 2017 under the label Harmonia Mundi.

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