Clarence Hall, Crickhowell

Friday 1st May at 7:00pm

Carnival Calender

Prepare to be entertained by one of the most original acts on the folk and early music scene. The Carnival Band take us through the year, imaginatively weaving folk, historical and contemporary strands from home and abroad into a rich tapestry of seasonal celebration. Themes of climate, nature, tradition, migration, love and loss are explored with catchy ballads, barn-storming dance tunes and settings of texts ranging from the Middle Ages to the present. This is an evening with something for everyone and sure to be enjoyed by all.

"The Carnival Band should be bottled and made freely available on the NHS...."

The Music




The Undefeated Sun Steno Vitale New Year
Alessandrina, Bransle Courans, Saltarello Italian trad. French 16th cent. January
Whither Must I wander R. Vaughan Williams February
St George's Commendation to All Soldiers anon. 17th cent. Syrian trad. March
The Cuckoo English trad. April
The Nightingale's Song anon.17th cent. May
Bridal Dance and Waltz Swedish trad. June
Bring Us in Good Ale Jub Davis and Irish trad. July
New Oysters Thomas Ravenscroft
Swimming Loudon Wainwright III August
La Mer Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry
Your Hay it Is Mowed, the Hobby Horse Henry Purcell, English trad. September
El Gamar Bidawi Sudanese trad.
Dratenik Czech-Texan trad. October
The Life of Man trad. English November
Blanket Fair anon 17th cent. December
The Human Seasons Steno Vitale The Round of the Year
The Months of the Year English trad.

Dratenik (Tinker's Polka)

The Months of the Year


Tickets: £10 - students and under 18s free