MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS TRIO MEDIAEVAL ON TOUR 8 – 15 APRIL
28 February 2013
“If you could bottle the joie de vivre that comes from the members of Trio Mediaeval you could probably sell it not just as a pick-me-up, but as some form of basic life-force.” Michael Dervan, The Irish Times
Join vocal ensemble Trio Mediaeval as they take us on a journey from spine-tingling 13th-century polyphony and Scandinavian folk songs to contemporary works on a Music Network tour from 8 - 15 April. Don’t miss these musicians whose extraordinary sound has been described as “beguiling”, “intoxicating” and “mesmerizing”. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland. This tour is presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm and the Norwegian Embassy. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or www.musicnetwork.ie.
Trio Mediaeval is a Norwegian ensemble that has captivated audiences worldwide with a songbook spanning medieval music, traditional Norwegian ballads and contemporary works. The three unique voices blend together with seamless and unnerving accuracy, but for all the hauntingly pure harmonies and vocal finesse, the trio deliver songs from a bygone era with a tenderness that melts away the centuries. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "Singing doesn't get more unnervingly beautiful...to hear the group's note-perfect counterpoint - as pristine and inviting as clean, white linens - is to be astonished at what the human voice is capable of."
Founded in Oslo in 1997, the group’s first album, Words of the Angel, immediately reached Billboard's Top 10 Bestseller list, while Folk Songs, an intimate collection of Norwegian folk songs, won a Grammy nomination in 2008. Trio Mediaeval's latest recording, A Worcester Ladymass, was elected as one of the Best of New Releases 2011 by the German Record Critic's Award (Preis der Deutchen Schallplattenkritik). While spreading the a capella gospel, the ensemble has performed in cathedrals, monasteries, farms, and industrial spaces as well as prestigious halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London's Wigmore Hall and the Vienna Konzerthaus.
Anon. Worcester, England C13/14 / Norwegian and Swedish folk songs
Salve Mater Miscericordie
Benedicta / Virgo dei genitrix CREDO (2008) * - Gavin Bryars (b. 1943)
SANCTUS AGNUS DEI
Benedicamus Domino (2008)* - Gavin Bryars
Det lisle bånet - Trad. Norway. Arr Tone Krohn
Huldremarsj fra Rivedal / Two trad. Norwegian fiddletunes. Arr. Friman/Opheim
Hullaslag fra Bjerkreim
Springdans - Trad. Norway. Tone Krohn
Lewis bridal song - Celtic folk song. Arr. Friman/King
Greensleeves - Trad. England. Arr. Friman/Opheim/King
Sven svane - Trad. Norway. Arr. Friman/Opheim
Brureslått - Trad. Norway. Arr. Berit Opheim
Om ödetskulle skicka mig
Three Swedish folk songs Arr. Anna Maria Friman
Ja, dina ögon mig dårat
Jag haver ingen kärare
Solbønn - Trad. Norway
Lova Line - Trad. Norway. Arr. Linn Andrea Fuglseth
* composed for Trio Mediaeval
On Tour: Monday 8 April NAVAN (Solstice Arts Centre, 8pm), Tuesday 9 April DUBLIN (St. Audoen’s Church, Cornmarket 8pm), Thursday 11 April CORK (Triskel Christchurch, 8pm) Friday 12 April DUNDALK (St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, 8pm), Saturday 13 April BELFAST (Upstairs, The MAC, 8pm), Sunday 14 April CLIFDEN (Church of Ireland, 8pm), Monday 15 April CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8pm)
Full tour details here.