Ensemble La Cigale

UP IN THE MORNING EARLY

Audiences around the world enjoy traditional Celtic music, but many do not realize that the familiar sounds of this repertoire have been popular for centuries. With “Up to the Morning Early”, La Cigale invites audiences to discover the roots of Celtic music with a programme of Baroque music performed on period instruments. The programme features works by the great Irish harpist Turlough Carolan and the Scottish composers James Oswald, General John Reid and William McGibbon. The ensemble adds its own arrangements and improvisations on Welsh and Scottish airs to create a joyous fusion of popular and classical, ancient and modern styles.​

MUSICIANS

  • Madeleine Owen (lute and theorbo)
  • Sara Lackie (Baroque harp)
  • Marie-Laurence Primeau (viola da gamba)
  • Vincent Lauzer (recorders) and/or Sari Tsuji (Baroque violin)


AWARDS

  • Nominee – 2013 Opus Award
    Album «Tiorba Obbligata»​
  • Scot's Lament, Oswald
  • Anhawdd ymadael, Jones

  • Carolan's Concerto, O'Carolan

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