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Selections from our current repertoire..
All recordings ©2000-2012 Banquo Folk Ensemble; all rights reserved.

Gower Wassail

"Gower Wassail" is a Welsh wassail song, traditionally sung to the health of the company, and also to the apple trees to ensure there will be plenty of cider in the coming year.

 

Sample from our CD "So Gracious Is The Time"

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Personent Hodie

"Personent Hodie" is an anonymous Christmas carol which appeared in Piae Cantiones, a Finnish collection of Latin songs published in 1582. The melody is much older, possibly going back to the 1300s.

 

Demo recording

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Jean De Nivelle / Tourdion

Jean de Nivelle is a French song full of ribald double-entendre. We follow it with Tourdion, a lively medieval dance tune.

 

Sample from our CD "Things That Do Sound So Fair"

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A Scots Rant / Why Grucchen We?

"A Scots Rant" is an English country dance tune from the 17th century. The second melody is an original composition by Eric; the title is from Chaucer's "Knight's Tale," and means "Why do we grumble?"

 

Sample from our CD "Things That Do Sound So Fair"

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Bring Us In Good Ale

A 15th century English carol praising the virtues of ale. :)

 

Live-to-stereo demo recording

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Mandolinata / (Untitled)

Mandolinata is a nice 19th Century Dutch tune we learned from a recording by Törf. We follow it with an as-yet-untitled composition of Eric's. The bagpipe here is Eric's version of the "Hummelchen," a 17th century continental smallpipe.

 

Live-to-stereo demo recording

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E Dame Jolie

A lovely 12th century French trouvere song.

 

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