MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS TRIO MEDIAEVAL ON TOUR 8 – 15 APRIL

28 February 2013

 

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28 February 2013
MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS TRIO MEDIAEVAL ON TOUR 8 – 15 APRIL
“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.
Programme:
Anon. Worcester, England C13/14 / Norwegian and Swedish folk songs 
Salve Mater Miscericordie
KYRIE   
GLORIA 
Benedicta / Virgo dei genitrix 
CREDO (2008) * - Gavin Bryars (b. 1943)
Felix namque
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 ödet skulle 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 details at www.musicnetwork.ie 
For Listings Editors
Music Network presents
Trio Mediaeval (Norway)
Classical Tour 8-15 April 2013
Anna Maria Friman, voice
Berit Opheim, voice
Catherine King, voice 
Monday 8th April, Navan
Solstice Arts Centre, 8pm
Tickets €16 / €12
Booking Tel. No. 046 9092300 or www.solsticeartscentre.ie
Promoted by Solstice Arts Centre
Tuesday 9th April, Dublin
St. Audoen’s Church, Cornmarket, 8pm
Tickets €15 / €10 /€40 (Family)
Booking Tel. No. 01 6719429 or online at www.musicnetwork.ie
Promoted by Music Network
Thursday 11th April, Cork
Triskel Christchurch, 8 pm
Tickets €14 (early bird) / €16 (standard)
Booking Tel. No. 021 4272022 or www.triskelartscentre.ie
Promoted by Triskel Arts Centre
Friday 12th April, Dundalk
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, Church Street, 8pm
Tickets €10
Booking Tel. 0818 205205 or www.centralticketbureau.com
Promoted by Louth Contemporary Music Society
Saturday 13th April, Belfast
Upstairs, The MAC, 8pm
Tickets £9.50
Booking Tel. No. 028 90235053 or www.movingonmusic.co.uk or www.themaclive.com
Promoted by Moving on Music in association with the MAC
Sunday 14th April, Clifden
Church of Ireland, 8 pm
Tickets €12 / €10 (on the door)
Tel. No.  095 21147 (info only)
Promoted by Clifden Arts Society
Monday 15th April, Castlebar
Linenhall Arts Centre, 8 pm
Tickets €16 / €14
Booking Tel. No. 094 9023733/www.thelinenhall.com
Promoted by Linenhall Arts Centre
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For media queries and photographs, please contact: Louise Walsh, PR & Marketing Manager, Music Network: (01) 671 9429 or pr@musicnetwork.ie

“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.

Programme:

Anon. Worcester, England C13/14 / Norwegian and Swedish folk songs 

Salve Mater Miscericordie

KYRIE   

GLORIA 

Benedicta / Virgo dei genitrix CREDO (2008) * - Gavin Bryars (b. 1943)

Felix namque

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.