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Celtic Music: Norman/Greenberg Duo and Concerto Caledonia

A new recording of Celtic music from the 18th Century with flutist Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg, and a classic one with Concerto Caledonia.

Norman/Greenberg Duo

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Chris Norman and David Greenberg in performance.

Norman/Greenberg Duo: Let Me In This Ae Night

Flutist Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg have collaborated as a duo for over a decade. The fruit of their labor can be heard in a new Boxwood label recording of Celtic music from the 18th Century, which combines traditional and baroque works from Scotland and Ireland, some by way of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The Duo’s performance is beautiful, spirited, and intense.

Concerto Caledonia: The Red Red Rose

Concerto Caledonia has been exploring 18th-century Scottish music for many years. Their 2004 Delphian release entitled The Red Red Rose is one their finest. It features composers such as Robert Bremner and James Oswald who were known for their songs as well as instrumental works. Concerto Caledonia’s performance is wonderful on many levels and worth returning to, time and time again.

Music Heard On This Episode

General John Reid: Andante from Solo VI
Chris Norman, flutes, Scottish small-pipes, and voice, and David Greenberg, violins — Let Me In This Ae Night (Boxwood, 2010)
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General John Reid: Andante from Solo VI
Chris Norman, flutes, Scottish small-pipes, and voice, and David Greenberg, violins — Let Me In This Ae Night (Boxwood, 2010)
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Traditional Scottish: Bonnocks of Beer Meal –song and variations
Chris Norman, flutes, Scottish small-pipes, and voice, and David Greenberg, violins — Let Me In This Ae Night (Boxwood, 2010)
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Robert Mackintosh: Miss Carnegie’s Minuet, Allegro
Concerto Caledonia/David McGuiness — The Red Red Rose: Songs and Tunes from 18th-century Scotland (Delphian, 2004)
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Robert Mackintosh: Miss Burnett of Monboddo’s Reel and Mrs. Richard of Walpole’s Reel
Concerto Caledonia/David McGuiness — The Red Red Rose: Songs and Tunes from 18th-century Scotland (Delphian, 2004)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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