On A Cold Winters Day / Quadriga Consort

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1. A Wassail, a Wassail English traditional 2. ’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime Huron traditional 3. Th e Moon Shines Bright English traditional 4. Tune No 176 Turlough O’Carolan (1670–1738), Ireland 5. The Holly and the Ivy English/French traditional 6. A Naoidhe Naoimh Scottish traditional 7. To Shorten Winter’s Sadness Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623) 8. Don Oíche Úd I mBeithil Irish traditional 9. Christmas Eve – Christmas in Killarney – Christmas Day in the Morning – The Day before Christmas Irish traditionals 10. Pat-a-Pan English/French traditional 11. Tàladh ar Slànaighear Scottish Gaelic traditional 12. On a Cold Winter’s Day Irish traditional 13. A Babe is Born All of a Maid English traditional 14. This is the Truth Sent from Above N.Newerkla 15. Wexford Carol English/Irish traditional 16. Gower Wassail Welsh/English traditional 17. Drive the Cold Winter Away English traditional 18. Deck the Hall English traditional

QUADRIGA CONSORT presents long-forgotten carols and age-old tunes of the festive season. Early Christmas Music and Carols from the British Isles. Traditional melodies and songs played on historical instruments like Viola da Gamba flute, baroque cello, and harpsichord. Quadriga Consort is an early music band on an expedition to the origins of pop music: early ballads and tunes from the British Isles, ranging from rollicking dance music to the Celtic-Gaelic and the courtly song traditions. The archaic melodies provide the basis for authentic music of today and tomorrow, with interpretations so fresh, that they make many a pop song of today pale in comparison to the enduringly moving ancient songs of love, yearning, joy and sorrow. “… luminescently beautiful … utterly joyful” Gramophone

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