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Sunday 28 December 2014

Magnificent melodies with 'Trio Mediaeval'

Published 10/04/2013 | 05:20

An evening of spine-tingling 13th-century melodies, Scandinavian folk songs and contemporary works takes place on Friday April 125th when Trio Mediaeval give a concert in the beautiful surroundings St Nicholas Church of Ireland (the Green Church).

Trio Mediaeval is a Norwegian ensemble that has captivated audiences worldwide with a songbook spanning medieval music, traditional Norwegian ballads and contemporary works. The three unique voices blend together with seamless and unnerving accuracy, but for all the hauntingly pure harmonies and vocal finesse, the trio deliver songs from a bygone era with a tenderness that melts away the centuries.

Founded in Oslo in 1997, the group's first album, Words of the Angel, immediately reached Billboard's Top 10 Bestseller list, while Folk Songs, an intimate collection of Norwegian folk songs, won a Grammy nomination in 2008. Trio Mediaeval's latest recording, A Worcester Ladymass, was elected as one of the Best of New Releases 2011 by the German Record Critic's Award.

While spreading the a capella gospel, the ensemble has performed in cathedrals, monasteries, farms, and industrial spaces as well as prestigious halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London's Wigmore Hall and the Vienna Konzerthaus.

This concert is promoted by Music Network and Louth Contemporary Music Societ and is presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm and the Norwegian Embassy. Tickets are priced €10 which includes a glass of wine in the Wellington Hall, are available by calling 0818 205205 or online at www.centralticketbureau.com. Ahead of the performance, Trio Mediaeval will also give a school's workshop in St.Vincent's Secondary School Dundalk.

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