Highland Ayres: Traditional Scottish Music Performed by Folger Consort Ensemble
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
Macbeth’s enchanted homeland has a fascinating musical tradition dating back to the Middle Ages. This trove of Scottish riches — traditional and courtly, simple and sophisticated — is explored with medieval accounts of battle, songs from the 16th and 17th centuries, distinctive Scottish music for pipes and fiddle, and music from the French allies of the Scots, preserved only in Edinburgh.
With baritone William Sharp and instrumentalists Robert Eisenstein, Christopher Kendall, Lily Neill, Webb Wiggins, Brent Wissick and Tom Zajac.
Folger Consort is recognized nationwide as a model chamber music ensemble, performing music from the 12th through 18th centuries. Artistic Directors and Founding Members Robert Eisenstein and Christopher Kendall form the core of the ensemble, having met when they played music as undergraduates at Antioch College in Ohio. They are joined by magnificent guest artists, both singers and instrumentalists. The ensemble has recorded two titles on cassette and twelve more on CD. The Folger Consort has performed for audiences all over the United States, with numerous national broadcasts on National Public Radio.
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