The Rowallan Consort - Notes of Noy, Notes of Joy

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An album of Scottish early music featuring lute, clarsach and voice, this release was a first for Temple Records; the label being known mainly for its emphasis on traditional Scottish music. It is also the recording debut for The Rowallan Consort. Formed in 1994 by Robert Phillips and William (Bill) Taylor, they uniquely combine the sound of the lute and the wire-strung harp (clarsach) to beautiful effect. With guest singers Mhairi Lawson and Paul Rendall, they have researched and perform songs and music dating from 1400-1700.

"The playing is masterly throughout and captures the spirit of both the joyful and the sad music"

"What a find. In magical combinations, the lute and harp-playing by Robert Phillips and William Taylor produce the most ravishing, resonant sound. A must for folk as well as classical fans, and anyone remotely interested in Scottish culture"

Track list:
1. Come my Children, dere - Joy to the personne of my love
2. Canaries - A Port - A Daunces: Grein Greus ye Rasses - I long for they virginitie(lute solo - I long for they virginitie (clarsach solo) - The Canaries
3. Defiled is my name (Robert Johnson) - In Nominie - Com palefacea death
4. The Lady Louthians Life - Ladie Laudians Lilte - My Ladie Laudians Lilt
5. Lyk as the lark - Lyk as the dumb solsequium - Depairte, depairte - For love of one
6. Ane Exempil of Tripla - Ane lessone upon the first psalme - Ane Lessone upon the secund psalme
7. Gypsies Lilt - Corne Yairds - (A Scots Tune)

Artists on this album:
The Rowallan Consort
Robert Phillips / MacKillop
Bill Taylor
Mhairi Lawson
Paul Rendall

Further Information:
Label: Temple Records
Released: 1995

Temple Records Catalogue Number: COMD 2058 

Produced by Robin Morton


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