Monday 3 December 2007
St George's, Bristol

Carols and Capers 2007

Maddy Prior and Carnival Band

ANDY WATTS shawm, curtal, bagpipes, recorders
GILES LEWIN violin, recorders
JUB DAVIES double bass
STENO VITALI guitar, mandolin
STEVE BANKS percussion, violin

A unique celebratory show of Christmas music. Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with The Carnival Band, who mix Renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour. Together they put their inimitable stamp on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare, from favourites like The Holly and the Ivy and I Saw Three Ships to secular carols such as The Boar’s Head, dance tunes, and specially composed songs from their latest album.

'Maddy’s voice is clear as a bell. It actually sounds as if there's a celebration going on.'