Her holiday CD This Endris Night (an old term which means 'the other night') contains 12 of Heather's inventive arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance holiday songs. These lively renditions feature her versatility as both a vocalist and an instrumental performer; she performs everything on the album, including all vocals (in five languages), tin whistle, Irish and Middle Eastern percussion, and Medieval-style folk instruments such as the bowed psaltery and hammered dulcimer.
Inspired by her love of history, Heather set out to catch the holiday spirit from over 500 years ago. The CD mixes well-known carols (such as Good King Wenceslas, The Holly and the Ivy) with songs from even older times (Huron Carol, Veni Veni Emmanuel). "I wanted to express the strength of this common celebration," she explains. "The Midwinter season has always brought people together, no matter the details of their faith." This album is a truly unique and joyful exploration of Medieval music... for this Christmas and beyond!
Lots of additional info at HeatherDale.com, including Heather's research into these pre-1700AD carols.
Other albums by Heather Dale include: The Road to Santiago (2005), May Queen (2003), Call The Names (2001), and The Trial of Lancelot (2000).
Check out the artist's website:
1. Ave Maria
2. This Endris Night
3. Es ist ein' Ros'
4. I Saw Three Ships / Song of the Ship
5. Quem Pastores
6. Coventry Carol
7. Huron Carol
9. Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
10. In Dulci Jubilo
11. Good King Wenceslas / Flower Carol
12. The Holly and the Ivy