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Maddy Prior 2007
The Carnival Band

NEWS: Carol & Capers tour dates announced. See news for dates and venues.

Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band first combined to present five carols for Radio 4 in 1982. They have become over the years stalwart performers of the carol tradition, seeking out obscure and ancient versions and delighting people with their energetic take on more familiar material.

They have also looked at other areas of music, like 18th century drinking songs, and their varied and non-rarefied approach has gained them an enthusiastic audience.

With 2007 being the tri-centenary of Charles Wesley's birth there was great interest in the hymns he and his family wrote and so Maddy and the Carnivals toured in May 2007 with an unusual outing of hymns, playing unlikely venues.

There will be the latest annual tour in December 2008.

The Carnival Band also work as a unit in their own right and details of touring and CDs can be found on their website

Maddy and the Carnival Band Paradise Found

Maddy and the Carnival Band put a CD together of Charles Wesley's hymns, for the tour in May. Andy spent several days in the British Library looking up tunes of the time and has found some lovely ones. As always there is the vitality of the original intention, with some subtle and gentle pieces too.

Carnival Band 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discography

Paradise Found Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band CD (2007)

An Evening Of Carols And Capers Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band CD (2005)

An Evening Of Carols And Capers Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band DVD (2005)

Gold Frankincense and Myrrh Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band CD (2001)

Hoi Polloi The Carnival Band CD (1999)

Carols At Christmas Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band CD (1998)

Live - Jump for Joy The Carnival Band CD (1994)

Hang Up Sorrow & Care Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band CD (1993)

Carols And Capers Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band DVD (1991)

Sing Lustily & W ith Good Courage Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band CD (1990)

A Tapestry of Carols Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band CD (1987)

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