A CD recording with a lively collection of familiar and unusual traditional songs and dances from the middle ages that celebrate the winter season and its associated festivals and holidays. Songs from the British Isles, Ireland, Germany, France, Poland and Sweden blend medieval and renaissance tonalities with a festive folk energy that awakens the spirits of past ages. Beth and Barry's robust voices combine with a wide array of rustic and refined musical instruments reaching back to medieval times.
Barry and Beth Hall: voice, vielle, lute, dulcimer, viola, violin, mandolin, guitar, sitgar, flute, recorders, French horn, herald trumpet, doumbek, tar, bodhr?n, tabor, tambourine, cymbals, bells, African drums, and other percussion instruments.
"Barry and Beth Hall are folk musicians who play medieval music with exuberance."
- Tom Manoff, Classical Music Critic for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered"
More about Barry and Beth from recent media: Music from Christmases Past and Westborough Musicians are 'Olde' School