Oikan Ayns Bethlehem / Hall, Bergeron, La Nef

Release Date: 9/5/2006
Catalog Number: ACD2 2365
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Number of Discs: 1

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Oykan ayns Bethlehem
CELTIC CHRISTMAS

Meredith Hall (soprano), La Nef (group)

Sylvain Bergeron: lute, Baroque guitar
Martine Chiasson: fiddle, nickel-harpa, vihuela
Patrick Graham: percussion
Robin Grenon: harp
Élise Guay: recorders and bagpipes
Betsy MacMillan: viola da gamba

"For me, it was the best Christmas gift to be able to collaborate again with the wonderful musicians of La Nef. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as we do." -- Meredith Hall

Oikan ayns Bethlehem (Birth In Bethlehem) Trad. (Isle of Man); Duan Nollaig Chanting of Duncan Macinnes (Écosse); Taladh Chriosta (Christ Child's Lullaby) Trad. (Isle of Barra) Port and Toys (instr.)Pickering Lute Book (var. d’après Allan Alexander) Drive the cold winter away (instr.)J. Playford (The English Dancing Master 1651) The Beggar boy (instr.)J. Playford (The English Dancing Master 1651) Granny’s delight (instr.)Playford (The English Dancing Master 1651) Ballulalow (Ane Sang of the Birth of Christ)Anon. (Écosse);Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child (The Coventry Carol)Anon. (Angleterre); Remember, O thou man T. Ravenscroft (1582-1635) Wat ye what I got late yestreen (instr.); Skene manuscript (Écosse – 1715) The Darkest Midnight in December Trad. (Irlande) The Seven Rejoices of Mary Trad. (Irlande) Noëls Bretons (instr.)Trad. (Bretagne) What child is this? (My Lagan love);Trad. (Irlande); Usheg Veg Ruy (Little Red Bird) Trad. (Isle of Man); Welsh Carol (instr.) Trad. (Pays de Galles) Scottish Reel (instr.)Trad. (Écosse) Gloucestershire Wassail Trad. (Angleterre); Please to See the King Trad. (Pays de Galles) The Wren Song Trad. (Irlande); Christmas in Kinsale (Jig)Tony O'Connell(Irlande) Christmas Eve (Reel)Tommy Coen (Irlande); A cogie of ale, and a pickle ait meal Robert Burns (1759-1796); The Wexford Carol Trad. (Irlande)

This album from La Nef, featuring soprano Meredith Hall, proposes a collection of Celtic music celebrating the Christmas season. Celtic Christmas is a musical journey through songs and instrumental pieces , secular and religious, coming from the Celtic countries such as Britany, Ireland, Scottland, Wales, etc.

Surronded by the superb musicians of La Nef, Merdith Hall sings with her pure, flowing voice these beautiful Irish and Scottish songs in Scottish dialect or in gaelic.
Works on This Recording
1. Oikans ayns Bethlehem by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
2. The Christ Child's Lullaby by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute), Meredith Hall (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
3. Drive the cold winter away by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Renaissance
4. The English Dancing Master: Beggar boy by John Playford
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute), Meredith Hall (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1651 ; England
5. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
6. Remember Thou, o Man by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
7. The darkest midnight in December by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
8. What Child is this? by Andrew Gant
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1991/2007 ;
9. The Gloucester Wassail Song by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
10. Duan nollaig by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
11. The English Dancing Master: Granny's Delight by John Playford
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1665 ; England
12. Balulalow by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
13. Wat ye what I got late yestreen by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
Written: 1715 ; Scotland
14. The seven rejoices of Mary by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
15. Port and Toys by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute), Meredith Hall (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
16. Noëls bretons by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute), Meredith Hall (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
17. Ushag Veg Ruy by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute), Meredith Hall (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
18. Welsh carol by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
19. Scottish reel by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
20. Please to see the king by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
21. The Wren Song by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
22. Christmas in Kinsale by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
23. Christmas Eve by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
24. A cogie of ale and a pickle ait meal by Traditional
Performer: Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
Period: Classical
25. Wexford Carol by Traditional
Performer: Meredith Hall (Soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (Lute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Nef
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