A Valley Fair
Pastance's most recent offering is a delightful collection of traditional, original, and early music for Celtic harp, recorders and voices.
Pastance's most recent offering is a delightful collection of traditional, original, and early music for Celtic harp, recorders and voices. The compositions by Alex Cronin were inspired by memorable places visited while touring with Pastance. The album also includes two medieval dance tunes, a haunting arrangement of Josquin's In te Domine and traditional Irish, Scottish and Welsh music.
Multi-instrumentalist Alex Cronin trained as a lutenist in Australia and Holland. As a lutenist and guitarist he has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Brandenburg orchestra, Opera Australia and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Pastance came together in 1993 to perform Mediaeval and Renaissance music. Pastance has performed for the early music fraternity but also for a wide range of audiences, from folk festivals and formal concerts to schools, corporate feasts and open air markets.
High Country / Helping Hands (Alex Cronin)
The Minstrelsy of Chirke Castle (Welsh, 1791)
Eileen Aroon (Irish, trad.)
La Seconda Estampie Royal (French,13th century)
Dragons Breath (Alex Cronin)
Cumberland River (Alex Cronin)
Durme (Sephardic, 15th century)
Flowers of Edinburgh (Scottish, trad.)
Saltarello (Italian, 14th century)
In Te Domine (Josquin, 1500)
Almond Tree (Alex Cronin)
Three by Three (Alex Cronin)
Forgotten Valley (Alex Cronin)
Slipping Away (Alex Cronin)
Farewell to Music (T. O'Carolan)