Royal Juillet Musical de Saint-Hubert

21 July 2024/20h00/ Belgium / Libin

Irish and Scottish popular music of the XVIIIth century

After a first vocal programme based on the most common song subjects (love, despair...) The Curious Bards include songs with various inspiration subjects. An irish drinking song, a hunting party or a text that delicately suggests what looks like frolics of love...
The singer Ilektra Platiopoulou also interprets  two songs in the gaelic language, based on texts of typical 18th century irish poetry (poems called aisling).
Amongst these airs, you will listen to instrumental pieces essentially based on  very specific types of dance of these two celtic countries. The scottish strathspey, with its strong character that reminds us of the particular style of scottish dance, the irish slip jigs with their racing rhythm or the hornpipes, dances particularly loved and used by Handel himself! A new programme that will bring you even closer to the gaelic and celtic soul.
Royal Juillet Musical de Saint-Hubert

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