Here's a few songs from The Dance Goes On album.
Filmed at a stories-and-songs evening at Milgi's Yurt, The Four Seasons traces the year's round through the changes experienced by the woodland.
Ode To Brigid, a traditional Irish song honouring the Celtic goddess and saint. St Brigit's feast-day on 2 February is the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, celebrating the birth of Spring.
There's something faintly mindblowing about singing a song written seven hundred years ago, and by someone whose name and life we know, not just an anonymous traditional number, recreated countless times via the 'folk process'.
The clip below is Ahi! Amours by Conon de Bethune, poet-statesman-soldier of 12th century France, in the duo's own arrangement. It features Mike on laùd and Blanche on bowed psaltery.
The laùd is a Spanish/Portuguese twelve-stringed instrument which seems to suit mediæval songs. The bowed psaltery, on the other hand, isn't actually mediæval at all (though the plucked psaltery is thousands of years old) but looks the part and its unusual sound adds an interesting texture to the music.
This is Douce Dame Jolie by Guillaume de Machaud, a song in the tradition of courtly love, written in the early 14th century.
Most of our material is backed by strings, but some feature the traditional sound of two unadorned voices, as in the video clip below. This is Go From My Window, from our first album Sorta Kinda.
And lastly, here's a bit of silliness written with two friends, to celebrate the season of feasting. Steeleye Span fans will recognise this one instantly!