About this title: This charming collection Renaissance songs and dance tunes followed on the heels of a similar collection of Scottish music from the same period (On the Banks of Helicon), and was itself followed some years later by The Mad Buckgoat, which focused on early music in Ireland. Of the three albums, the Scottish one is the best, but Watkins Ale is a close second. The program draws on material both familiar ("There Were Three Ravens," "Green Sleeves") and obscure, and juxtaposes melancholy consort music by John Dowland and Thomas ...
Tracks on this album
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