* Helene Dallaire - Voice
* William Coon , Guitar
* Patrick Binford , Cello
( assistant Concert Master Montreal Symphony Orchestra )
* Produced by : Peter Magadini
" Helene Dallaire employs tasteful liberties. She sings "God Rest ye Merry Gentleman" without words! She often imparts wonderful turns of phrase and musical touches that have to be heard. Her voice, at once original, lilting, somewhere between operatic and pop, is incredibly beautiful.
Performance style! This is no "historic taxidermy"
A Wonderful cd. Recommended ! "
- Greg LaTraille, Bayside Music Directory
" This disc features traditional French Christmas folk songs from the 15th,16th,and 17th centuries. The songs have been passed down through performers, as their composers have been long forgotten. Singer Helene Dallaire makes a lovely debut on these songs , most sung in their original dialects. THERE IS A WONDERFUL RENDITION OF GREENSLEEVES
Five stars " The focus on French Renaissance Music is perfect for vocalist Helene Dallaire, from Montreal. Her tone evokes a purity associated with a bygone era. You can escape into this music and relax . "...
Deanne Poulos - National Public Radio
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1. ( Fr.) Noel Nouvelet - ( Eng. ) A New Christmas
2. God Rest Ye ( an English carol )
3. Noel de l'oiselet - Carol of the Birds
4. La Legende de Saint Nicolas - Legend of St. Nicholas
5. Le Cure de Pleumeire - The Vicar of Pleumeire
6. Noel, Nous Voici Dans la Ville - In Bethlehem
7. NÃ¶el de Frere Jacques - Brother Jacques Carol
8. Greensleeves - Greensleeves
9. Les Buans de Noa ( Breton carol ) - Christmas Fogs
10. Le Jeu de la Boiteuse - The Girl With The Limp
11. La Cambo me fa Mau - Carol From Provence
12. Voici la Noel (Vendee) - Now This is Christmas
13. Guillo - Guillo Pick up your Tambourine
14. Tout le ciel reluit - The Heavens are Shining
15. J'ai un petit voyage a Faire-I have a Little trip to Make