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BROCELIANDE
Magical CD of Celtic, Renaissance and Medieval music by acoustic quartet Brocelïande! Featuring Margaret Davis (vocals, Celtic harp, flute, recorders), Karl Franzen (octave mandolin, guitar, vocals, whistle, harmonica, melodian, hand-drum), Kristoph Klover (vocals, guitars, octave mandolin), and Kris Yenney (cello, viol, vocals, percussion). Broceliande's debut recording includes original arrangements of traditional and Early music and ranges in feel from driving, danceable Celtic and Medieval beats to haunting, atmospherically lovely ballads to the exciting 4-part vocals of a capella Renaissance madrigals. Fans of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Alan Stivell, and Clannad will enjoy this exciting recording!


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DULAMAN (384K)
BROOM O'THE COWDENKNOWES (324K)
CANTIGA MEDLEY (330K)
AS I ROVED OUT (280K)
MY HEART DOTH BEG YOU'LL NOT FORGET (286K)

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TRACK LIST:
1.AS I ROVED OUT
(Trad. Irish)
2.THE JOY OF MY LIFE/OUT ON THE OCEAN/
STAR ABOVE THE GARTER
(Trad. Irish jigs)
3.SANTA MARIA, STRELA DO DIA
(Court of Alfonso X, 12th c.)
4.DULAMAN
(Words by Christy Martin, music trad. Irish)
5.SARABANDE FROM SUITE FOR CELLO IN G/
CENTURY HOUSE
(J.S. Bach/W. Kristoph Klover)
6.HAL-AN-TOW
(Trad. Cornish)
7.THE BROOM O'THE COWDENKNOWES
(Trad. Scots)
8.CANTIGA MEDLEY
(Court of Alfonso X, 12th c.)
9.BLACKWATERSIDE
(Trad. Irish)
10.IL EST BEL ET BON
(Pierre Passereau, 16th c.)
11.HERE'S TO THE MAIDEN
(Thomas Linley, 18th c.)
12.MY HEART DOTH BEG YOU'LL NOT FORGET
(Orlando di Lasso, 16th c.)


BROCELIANDE MEMBER BIOS:

Margaret Davis
Photo by Michael Jhon

Vocals * Celtic Harp * Flute * Recorders
Margaret grew up in Illinois where she was classically trained as a flutist and recorder player and received her degree in Music from Knox College. She studied voice with vocal coach Lillian Loran and performed for 6 years as singer and harper with the Medieval band Gai Saber. A life-long interest in her Scots Celtic ancestry led to work with the Celtic bands Magic Fire, Four Shillings Short and Avalon Rising, with whom she has recorded the albums Magic Fire, Now, Avalon Rising, and The Starlit Jewel. Her solo album, Princess of Flowers, features the other members of Brocelïande on backups. She co-runs Flowinglass Music with her husband Kristoph Klover.
Karl Franzen
Photo by S. Knight

Octave Mandolin * Guitar * Vocals * Whistle * Harmonica * Melodian * Hand-drum
Karl is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with deep roots in the folk tradition. He started playing music at age 8 on harmonica; he learned guitar from singing nuns shortly thereafter, then sang and played guitar in folk-masses and with friends in Massachusetts. He began playing Irish music in college and taught himself mandolin at that time. Karl played guitar with a progressive band at MIU in Iowa and continued with folk music in California with Carol Hunner, First of May, Four Shillings Short, and Mr. Barky. He currently plays with Harmon's Peak and Nancy Cassidy. He has appeared on the albums For Earth and Her People, Up From the Bog, Incantation and many others.
Kristoph Klover Photo by Kallan Nishimoto
Vocals * Guitars * Octave Mandolin * Oboe
Kristoph is one of the lead vocalists of Brocelïande, plays guitar, octave mandolin, and oboe, and writes original music performed in the band. After studying vocal technique with James Schwabacher and Edwin Barlow and appearing with the Marin Opera, Kristoph co-led the bands Magic Fire and Avalon Rising, with whom he sang and played lead guitar. Kristoph's original music has been recorded on the albums Magic Fire, The Starlit Jewel, and Avalon Rising, and he has worked with women's music artist Cynthia McQuillin as co-producer, arranger and performer on her album This Heavy Heart. He co-owns and operates Flowinglass Music with his wife Margaret Davis, of which he is the recording engineer.
Kris Yenney
Photo by Glenn Matsumura

Cello * Viol * Vocals * Percussion
Kris Yenney is a cellist, composer and educator. She received her Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and has also studied at Julliard, Stanford, Tanglewood, and the Chisti Sabri School of Classical Indian Music, among others. She performs with Trio Con Brio and the Gryphon Allstars in addition to her work with Broceliande, and she is a past member of the New England String Quartet, the Palo Alto Sunrise Quartet and Four Shillings Short. She teaches cello and chamber music privately and directs the orchestras of Woodsite Priory School and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra's SuperStrings and Preparatory groups. She has appeared on numerous albums, ranging from classical to Celtic to jazz. Kris has recorded on three jazz albums by the great pianist Fred Hersch, including the Grammy-nominated Short Stories, featuring Janis Siegal of Manhattan Transfer.


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