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MAP#76 – Music inspired by Richard III and the Wars of the Roses

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We have a special episode today of medieval inspired music! Ian Churchward and his band The Legendary 10 Seconds write music about Richard III and the Wars of the Roses. Today we are showcasing one of their albums Tant le Desiree, the second album in the Richard III saga. You can find all their music…

‘Lost’ Medieval Music Performed for First Time in 1,000 Years

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The language of music is universal, but can be lost over time. After a 20-year reconstruction effort, a researcher and a performer of medieval music have brought “lost” songs from the Middle Ages back to life. The “Songs of Consolation” were recently performed at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Reconstructed from “neumes”…

Medieval Music: Metallica – One Cover by Stary Olsa

For some reason Metallica songs transfer well to medieval times. We’ve seen Medievallica cover a few of their songs. Now medieval folk band Stary Olsa cover One, the song that helped launch Metallica into the mainstream. Listening to the cover below, it’s hard to imagine the song with heavy guitar riffs and banging drums. It’s…

Metallica+Medieval=Medievallica

Have you ever popped onto Youtube for a quick look and the next thing you know you’ve fallen into the rabbit hole. Hours disappear, your eyes glaze over, and you swear this is the last video…well, maybe one more. No? Maybe it’s just me. Well I had a night like that and I found a…

CD REVIEW: Dowry of a Troll Woman by Perkelt

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I’ve reviewed a few CDs on the website before. There was the Medieval Christmas CD and the Medieval folk rock metal band out of Poland. Today I’m reviewing the CD Dowry of a Troll Woman by the band Perkelt hailing from the Czech Republic and recently relocated to the United Kingdom. They bill themselves as…

Vagarem – Medieval Music from France

Vagarem, Latin for ‘Wandering,’ is a trio of musicians traveling across France sharing their medieval music. Below is a video of their 2013 performances and what you can expect in 2014. If you live in France be sure to check them out! Or Buy their CD and you can enjoy them anywhere. Visit the Vagarem…

Medieval Metal: Pospolite Ruszenie CD review

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I am always on the look out for good medieval music. Last month I reviewed Moat Jumpers Christmas CD, Christmas At The Renaissance Fair. Recently I discovered a band out of Poland named Pospolite Ruszenie. Their latest album, I am stuck in my ways and still call them albums, not very 21st century I know!,…

Winter Harp features strange musical instruments from medieval times

Joaquin Ayala of Winter Harp performs on a menagerie of strange musical instruments from medieval times, and none is more archaic than the monstrous organistrum. Grandfather of the hurdy-gurdy, with the body shape of a guitar, the instrument is played by two musicians, one of whom turns a rosined wheel that rubs or bows the…

The Rose Ensemble makes sweet concert of St. Francis songs

The Rose Ensemble presented a spectacularly tight concert of music about St. Francis of Assisi in St. Joseph Chapel, which is both a great acoustic setting for Renaissance music and the home of the School Sisters of St. Francis. The Franciscan nuns in the audience were a reminder of the music’s sacred nature; so were…