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Branslez! 1450-1750
"Courtly & Country Instrumental Music for the Dance"

from France, England, Ireland, Brittany, and Flanders.
Millefolia Music

Track Listing
  1. Courante
  2. The Cuckoo
  3. Allemande & Nachtanz
  4. Premiere Suyette de Bransles d"Escosse
  5. Allemande & Nachtanz
  6. Fayne I Would
  7. La Magdalena
  8. Sword Dance Tune
  9. Neptune's Horses
  10. En Avent Deux Travers
  11. En Avant Deux Plouec/Le Turlubino
  12. Over Many Miles
  13. Intrada
  14. Sailing into Walpole's Marsh
  15. Carolan's Draught
  16. Meillionen, or The Clover of Merioneth
  17. La Grande/Drops of Brandy
  18. La Grande Ourse/Boeing Sept-Quatre-Sept

Artists & Instrumentation
    Sondra Bromka on hammered dulcimer, Celtic harp, recorders, crumhorns, button accordeon, psaltery, field drum, and bodhran

    John Bromka on lute, hurdy gurdy, recorders, fiddle, Irish cittern, mandolin, mandocello, shawm

    With Guests Alexander Raykov on bass viol da gamba, and Scott Robinson on English concertina





Wassail! Yuletide Music of Yore

A Celebration of the Christmas season with music reaching back into the centuries. Includes English folk Wassails and Medieval Carols, portent legends set to haunting melody, and lively French Dancing Carols. Here is a link to our WASSAIL! CD LINER NOTES
Millefolia Music

Track Listing
  1. Drive the Cold Winter Away    Preview
  2. Pat-a-Pan
  3. Gabriel Fram Even King/Angelus Ad Virginem
  4. Good King Wenceslas
  5. Melchior et Balthazar
  6. Lullay, Lullay; Als I Lay on Yoolis Night
  7. As It Fell on A Holly Eve    Preview
  8. Make We Merry, Both More or Less
  9. The Boar's Head Fanfare
  10. Masters in this Hall
  11. Heigh Ho Holiday
  12. Somerset Wassail    Preview
  13. Gower Wassail    Preview

Artists & Instrumentation
    Sondra Bromka on hammered dulcimer, Celtic harp, recorders, button accordeon, soprano and sopranino shawms, pennywhistle, and bodhran

    John Bromka on hurdy gurdy, Irish cittern, lute, guitars, viol de gamba, alto and tenor shawms, portative organ, recorders, gemshorn, mandocello, and curtal

    With Guests Cynthia Skafidas and Ruth Lord, both on harpsichord; Richard Sherman on violin; Gayle Ross and Phil Eisenman on Boar's Head vocals.





Seasons & Lovers

In this our first recording, we present an almanac for the year, our young hearts and passions expressed through a cycle of traditional music from the Celtic and British lands, to reveal untold mysteries.
Millefolia Music

Track Listing
  1. Nonesuch/Gathering Peascods
  2. North Hill May Song/The Primrose Blooms
  3. John Barleycorn    Preview
  4. Upon A Summer's Day/A Trip to Paris     Preview
  5. All of A Row
  6. Parson's Farewell
  7. Green Grow'th the Holly
  8. Fast Roger
  9. Greensleeves & Pudding Pies
  10. The Unfortunate Tailor
  11. The Whistling Thief/The Gentleman Thief
  12. Mayden Lane    Preview
  13. King Willie/Son Ar Chistr (Breton Cider Anthem)
  14. Hare's Maggot

Artists & Instrumentation
    Performed by Sondra Bromka and John Bromka on recorders, bouzouki, psaltery, concertina, fiddle, button accordeons, guitar, mandolin, pennywhistle, and Breton bombarde



Ayres & Graces

In this our most recent recording, we present our old hearts and passions, to reveal new mysteries. Here's a sample of what is soon to be released. It's a dance air from Brittany, France, on harp and recorder.
Millefolia Music

Track Listing
  1. La Ridee    Preview
  2. The Britches Maker
  3. Marche du Sebrevet
  4. Constantine in Carria
  5. Lady Athenry
  6. Jenny Plucked Pears
  7. Planxty Burke
  8. Galician Suite
  9. __
  10. Wilde Hills of Wannies Suite
  11. Thomas Rhymer and the Queen of Elfland

Artists & Instrumentation
    Performed by Sondra Bromka and John Bromka on an assortment of their favorite instruments, featuring a foundation on harp and hammered dulcimer, colored with recorder, guitar, Northumbrian smallpipes, and hurdy gurdy.

    Click here to send an email to Bells & Motley, asking to be notified when this new recording is available.




RESOURCE BOOKS FOR EDUCATORS, COMMUNITY PROJECTS

1. "Faires & Festivals:
Renaissance & Medieval Guidebook for a Successful Event"

100+ pages of information for school and community projects on a multitude of useful topics, including costuming, music, dance, and much more. "Faires & Festivals" Book is $25 plus $2.00 shipping (media rate).

See the entire "Faires & Festivals" Table of Contents by clicking here.







2. "Geoffrey Chaucer's Chanticleer's Tale"

A Pageant of Music and Theater for children's performance, specially scripted by Sondra Bromka. Complete with extensive teachers' guide, scripts, more. Currently available in conjuction with a Bells & Motley scheduled arts-in-education residency, at no charge. For more information, contact artists.


3. Bells & Motley Catalog of Arts Enrichment programs for schools and communities

Free with order of "Faires & Festivals" book, by request.
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