Louth Contemporary Music Society


Trio Mediaeval
Presented by Music Network. Promoted by Louth Contemporary Music Society.
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland Dundalk
Friday 12 April 2013 at 8pm.

“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 singing/melodies and Scandinavian folk songs to contemporary works in the beautiful surroundings OF ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH OF IRELAND ( THE GREEN CHURCH), DUNDALK ON FRIDAY 12TH APRIL. Tickets priced €10 are available by calling 0818 205205 or online at www.centralticketbureau.com. Don’t miss these musicians whose extraordinary sound has been described as “beguiling”, “intoxicating” and “mesmerizing”. Ahead of the performance, Trio Mediaeval will also give a school’s workshop in St.Vincent’s Secondary School Dundalk.

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.

This concert is promoted by Music Network and Louth Contemporary Music Society. 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. Louth Contemporary Music Society is financially supported by the Arts Council and Create Louth.

For more information go to www.louthcms.org
Anon. Worcester, England C13/14 / Norwegian and Swedish folk songs
Salve Mater Miscericordie
Benedicta / Virgo dei genitrix
CREDO (2008) * – Gavin Bryars (b. 1943)
Felix namque
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
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Music Network and Louth Contemporary Music Society presents Trio Mediaeval (Norway)

Anna Maria Friman, voice
Berit Opheim, voice
Catherine King, voice

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

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Eamonn Quinn, Louth Contemporary Music Society: 086 2632408 or exquinn@mac.com


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