Oro Mhor a Mhoirin (song)
The Morning Star
The Country Girl’s Fortune (reel – danse)
David Murphy (early 17th century)
Lord Mayo (song)
Soggarth Shamus O’Finn (Lament)
Variations de James Oswald (1710 – 1769) & Turlough O’Carolan (1670 – 1738)
When she cam ben, she bobbit
Kitty’s Wishes (reel – dance)
Thomas Connellan (C. 1650)
Celia Connallon (song)
Turlough O’Carolan & Neal ms.
Sir Arthur Shaen (Air)
Colonel Irwin – Clonmell Lassies – The scolding wife (reels – dances)
Turlough O’Carolan (1670 – 1738)
Sir Ulick Burk (song)
Edward Corcoran (planxty – homage)
O’Neill’s riding (march)
Barrack hill – Petrie n°94 (Slides)
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Do Chuirfinnse Féin Mo Leanbh a Chodladh (I would put my own child to sleep) (lullaby)
The Banks of Barrow (Air)
Lady Wrixon (planxty – homage)
John & William Neal
King of the Blind (1724)
The Drummer (song)
John Peacock (1756 – 1817)
Cuckold come out the Amery
The High Road to Kilkenny (slip jig)
Toss the Feathers – The Mill Stream – Money Musk (reels – dances)
Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien
Robert Getchell, tenor
François Lazarevitch, flutes, smallpipes & direction
David Greenberg, violin
Bill Taylor, Irish harp
Valentin Tournet, viola da gamba
Éric Bellocq, lute & orpharion
Romain Falik, theorbo & cittern
The High Road to Kilkenny
Gaelic songs and dances of the 17th & 18th centuries
Wednesday August 2nd, 21:00 – Valloire church
Embodied in a language, dances and iconic instruments, Irish music bears the imprint of insular poetry and tumultuous events. This is the substance of this exhilarating, enthralling programme, for which François Lazarevitch surveyed original texts and collections from the 18th and 19th centuries. Varied couplets, lullubies, bards’ songs and odes to nature recount and dance love, disloyalty, the seasons, but also occupation and exile.
Shunning clichés and sclerotic codes, Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien find their inspiration in the art of phrasing and ornementation, as taught by numerous baroque handbooks, boosted by the energy and poetry of period instruments and the diversity of musical sources and traditions. Their quest leads them to yet another encounter with one of their faithful partners: tenor Robert Getchell, a recurrent figure of the baroque lyric stage, also an avid fan of Irish music in all its forms.
Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien
Driven by the intimate belief of the founder of their ensemble, flautist and researcher François Lazarevitch, Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien have always travelled the paths of baroque music freely, mixing their oral and written sources, ever since 2006. Their mutual affinities with traditional musicians and repertoires nurture their first projects, echoing a whole musical archipelago of scholarly early and baroque works – same invention in colours, same energy buoyed by danced movement, same poetic sensitivity. Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien retrieve musical archives from oblivion, not exclusively, though, in an approach altogether erudite, intuitive, rooted in popular practices, minutely sifted through an exacting, virtuosic and passionate process of appropriation.
A flautist by training, François Lazarevitch takes a fresh, singular look at a whole chapter of our musical history, giving priority to rhythm, this impulse born from dance which calls more on feeling than music notation, and should, according to him, suffuse all music.
Today, he divides his time between the flute and the musette which he plays with equal virtuosity, the pastoral timbre of the latter being now iconic of Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien. Artistic director of the ensemble, he conducts it at French and international music venues, and records innovative programmes for Alpha Classics, with unfailing acclaim. He also teams up with such prestigious ensembles as Les Arts Florissants, Le Concert d’Astrée, Les Talens Lyriques.
A passionate collector of period instruments and researcher, he publishes music scores he has unearthed.
Finally, he teaches both baroque flute and musette at the Versailles conservatory, eager to pass on that “freedom of breath, in the service of listening, understanding and energy”.
Co-production Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, the Irish Cultural Center in Paris.
This program was created with the help of Spedidam.
Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien are supported par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – DRAC de Normandie, and la Région Normandie.
La Caisse des Dépôts is the main sponsor of Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien.
Musiciens de Saint Julien‘s web site : www.lesmusiciensdesaintjulien.fr