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Lord Gallaway's Delight - An Excellent Collection Of Dances & Gaelic Laments / Les Witches

Les Witches / Armstrong
Release Date: 03/05/2013 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 534   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalTurlough O'CarolanAnonymousJohn Playford,   ... 
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Witches continue their exploration of the music of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth 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. Our team of witches is joined here by Siobhán Armstrong, a talented harpist specialising in the Irish repertory. Together they recount an alternative history of Great Britain and Ireland, following the tunes as one goes up the course of a river, 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. The Witches continue their exploration of the music of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth 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. Our team of witches is joined here by Siobhán Armstrong, a talented harpist specialising in the Irish repertory. Together they recount an alternative history of Great Britain and Ireland, following the tunes as one goes up the course of a river, 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
She Rose and Leit Me In by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2.
The Ragg Set by a Gentleman (a.k.a. "Irish Rag") by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3.
Lord Galloway's Lamentation by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Sir Ulick Burk (Ulliac Búrca) by Turlough O'Carolan
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Mary O'Neill's by Turlough O'Carolan
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Period: Baroque 
Written: Ireland 
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
6.
On the cold ground by Anonymous
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
7.
Bellamira (from The English Dancing Master) by Anonymous
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Molly Halfpenny (a.k.a. "Molly O'Hailpin") by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
9.
The Lament for Limerick (Limerick's Lamentation) by Anonymous
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
10.
I Loved Thee Once by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
11.
Siege of Limerick, dance melody (from John Playford's "The English Dancing Master") by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Written: by 1651 
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Moc Donogh's Lamentation by Turlough O'Carolan
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13.
Lads of Leight by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
14.
Johney Cock Thy Beaver: A Scotch Tune to a Ground by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
15.
The English Dancing Master: Newcastle by John Playford
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1651; England 
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
16.
Miss Hamilton by Cornelius Lyons
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Period: Classical 
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
17.
Jenny's Whim (a.k.a. "Role the Rumple Sawny") by Traditional
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
18.
Da miche manum, for lute by Book, Anonymous, W. L.
Performer:  Siobhán Armstrong (Irish Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Witches
Venue:  La Courroie (Entraigues sur la Sorgue) 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 

Sound Samples

She Rose and Leit Me In [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
The Ragg Set by a Gentlemen [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Ld Gallaways Lamentation [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Sr Ulick Burk [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Mary O' Neill [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
On the Cold Ground [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Bellamira [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Molly Halfpenny [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Limbrick's Lamentation [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
I Loved Thee Once [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Siege of Limerick [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Counsellor Mc Donoghs Lamentation [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Jennys Whim, Role the Rumple Sawny [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Lads of Leight [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]: Lads of Leight [16th-17th Century]
Johney Cock Thy Beaver: A Scotch Tune to a Ground [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Kings Hornpipe, Newcastle [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Miss Hamilton [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]
Da Mihi Manum (Tabair Dom Do Lamh) [Gaelic, 16th-17th Century]

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