Sit Down Beside Me
In its inimitable style, Pastance again brings together music from the folk traditions and the early music world.
In its inimitable style, Pastance again brings together music from the folk traditions and the early music world. Played with flair and grace, there are well known songs to sing along with, new compositions for harp by Alex Cronin, hauntingly beautiful Sephardic songs and a couple of up-beat Renaissance dance tunes to get your toes tapping.
The title refers to the chorus from the song "The Next Market Day". It's also an invitation to set aside the pressures and stresses of modern life and be transported by the music.
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.
1 Wild Mountain Thyme - Scottish, trad.
2 Morena - Sephardic, 15th century
3 Fireflight - A. Cronin
4 Next Market Day - English trad.
5 The Lonesome Boatman - F. Furey
6 Skye Boat Song - Scottish trad.
7 O'Carolan's Concerto - T. O'Carolan (1670-1738)
8 Row Weel - Scottish trad.
9 Stella Splendens - 14th century
10 Sumens - J. Dunstable (d. 1453)
11 Roma Mail - A. Cronin
12 Sentomi la formicula - Italian, 16th century
13 Chacona - Juan Aranez, 1624
14 Clement's Squirrel / Packington's Pound - English, 17th century
15 Come Away - J. Dowland (1562-1626)
16 Puncha - Sephardic, 15th century
17 Tamlin's Fancy - A. Cronin
18 Tamlin - words trad. music A. Cronin