Belinda Sykes & JOGLARESA

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Belinda Sykes voice, bagpipes
Sianed Jones voice, electric fidel
Ruth Fraser voice, percussion
Tim Garside percussion, voice, citole
Jean Kelly electric harp
May Robertson fidel
Stuart Hall electric bass
Angela Hicks voice

"I was blown away by their charm and originality"
The Scotsman

 

 












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Nuns & Roses

Ballads of illicit love and villainous seducers (including a racy C13th cantiga about a nun getting pregnant), subversive re-workings of hymns by errant monks, and lots of noses-thumbed at authority - all delivered with Joglaresaís inimitable energy, irrepressible cheeriness, rebellion and, above all, FUN!

This programme can also be electro-medieval for arts centres and outdoor festivals..

Tracks:
1. Ire si vis (military subversion)
2.
Co la madre (female bishops?)
3.
Magno (toppling kings)
4
Lay of the Shepherdess (seduction)
5
Bella doman (romantic subversion)
6.
Floret fex Favellea (political subversion)
7.
O admirabile (sexual subversion)
8.
Orientis partibus (lovesong for a donkey)
9.
Crucifigat/Curritur (ecclesiastical subversion)
10.
Cuncti simus (ecclesiastical subversion)
11.
Sinfonye for the Devil (melodic subversion)
12.
Beata divites (ecclesiastical subversion)
13.
Veritas (political subversion)
14.
Salve Virgo (a nun sings about a rose)
15.
Santa Maria amar devemos (a nun gets pregnant)
16.
Virgen (adulterous lovesong/Virgin lovesong)

"magic and menace"
The Times


"compulsive rhythmic energy"
The Telegraph