Excerpts from the Common Grounds Meeting House Concert North Port, Florida January 2017
This song was written in the 13th century by Martin Codax. It is sung in a language known as Galician. This video was taken by Starwind Evensong at the 2016 Florida Renaissance Festival.
THE HARPER AND THE MINSTREL LIVE AT THE FIREMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
"An Evening of Irish Music" at The Fireman Performing Arts Center Marion Massachusetts featuring excerpts from a performance by Jay and Abby Michaels - The Harper and The Minstrel.
"Down By The Sally Gardens" (Lyrics W.B.Yeats/Music Traditional)
Jay Michaels: Cláirseach, Vocals
Abby Michaels: Penny Whistle, Vocals
"Rosemary Faire" (Traditional)
Abby Michaels: Bowed Psaltery
Jay Michaels: Celtic Folk Harp
"The Session (Dreaming about Dublin)" (Jay M. Michaels Copyright BMI all rights reserved)
Jay Michaels: Vocals, Guitar
Abby Michaels: Vocals, Celtic Folk Harp
This Music is performed here on the Bowed Psaltery and the Cláirseach (the traditional wire-strung Gaelic Harp). The Rondeau was originally written for the court of Louis XV, King of France by Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738). It was used for many years as the theme for the PBS program Masterpiece Theater. "Rondeau" is part of Mouret's Symphonies and Fanfares for the King's Supper.
The Harper and The Minstrel perform Cantiga 166 also known as "Como Poden". This tune comes from 13th Century Spain. It is played here on Recorder and an Early Renaissance style wire-strung Gothic Harp. The Cantigas de Santa Maria are a collection of over 4oo works composed during the reign of King Alfonso X (1221–1284). The Cantigas were written in honor of The Virgin Mary.
The Harper and The Minstrel perform Cantiga 100 from 13th Century Spain, also known as Santa Maria. This piece is played on the Recorder and Bowed Dulcimer.
IF I WERE A BLACKBIRD
The Harper and The Minstrel perform IF I WERE A BLACKBIRD at the 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival, Deerfield Beach
THE HOBBIT DRINKING SONG
also known as "To The Pub & Back Again" & "Pour Me Another Pint"
Of the many songs played by The Harper and The Minstrel, The Hobbit Drinking Song is the one most requested. Written by Jay M. Michaels Copyright 2007 BMI. The song is performed here at the closing Pub Sing of The 2015 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire in Gainesville, Florida. Video by DarthAzzrael
WESTLIN WINDS by Scotland's Robert Burns sung By The Harper and The Minstrel at the 2014 Florida Renaissance Festival.
THE HARPER AND THE MINSTREL LIVE IN CONCERT FEATURING CELTIC MUSIC
From the Wepecket Island Records Concert Series at The Wamsutta Club, New Bedford, MA January 7 2012.