InMartha traveled through parts of France and Spain on the Camino de Santiago—an ancient pilgrim road leading to Santiago de Compostela, the resting place of St. From 12th century dances to 16th century courtly songs, to spirited renditions of Celtic music from all eras, the sounds produced by this band help set the stage for festivals all over the country. Cantiga is also the core of the popular recording group The New World Renaissance Band, with Owain Phyfe interpreting ancient songs from many cultures. Malcolm Smith Memorial Site. He plays flute, fife and specializes in the ancient instruments of the recorder family. Martha Gay is the backbone of the band, providing the steady chords and rhythms that lay the framework for the improvisational brilliance of the other players. Encountering fellow pilgrims from many lands, she followed in the footsteps of those much earlier musicians who also shared the cantigas on the Camino.
She brings an intense love of history to her music, a love which formerly led her to Oxford University where she studied Archaeology.
He also plays with the the Houston Ballet and enjoys all kinds of music. He works behind the scenes producing Cantiga's recordings. The spirit of Malcolm's music lives on in Cantiga. InMartha traveled through parts of France and Spain on the Camino de Santiago—an ancient pilgrim road leading to Santiago de Compostela, the resting place of St. He has a highly contagious performance style infecting audiences with his talent and passion. SICK is a musical jack-of-all-trades with over 25 years on the violin, 15 years on guitar and a knowledge in composition and arrangement with training in music theory.
Alfonso X is remembered for bringing musicians from all over the world to share in an exchange of music. Cantiga Cantiga is the quintessential renaissance festival music group. Anyone who ever enjoyed the pleasures of a Renaissance fair would do well to purchase this recording and extend the pleasure indefinitely! Cantiga has released 3 critically acclaimed CD's: He has a highly contagious performance style infecting audiences with his talent and passion. He plays flute, fife and specializes in the ancient instruments of the recorder family. Bob has a large repertoire including European, Celtic and English Dance melodies.