Canty

Scotlandís only professional Medieval music group, comprises the regular female singers with Cappella Nova, Scotlandís leading early music vocal ensemble Yes this is the same

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Canty (Micaela Haslam, Anne Lewis, Rebecca Tavener, Joanne Wicks) was formed by Rebecca Tavener in 1998, the 900th anniversary of the birth of Hildegard of Bingen. As individuals, the singers bring to the group a wealth of experience, both as soloists and as members of other distinguished ensembles.  Together with regular collaborator, harpist William Taylor, they explore a unique repertoire combining Medieval music and contemporary works written specially for them, along with ongoing research and experimentation in performance practice for Medieval music from Celtic homelands.  

Cantyís debut CD, Wings of Wisdom, features chant by Hildegard von Bingen and from medieval Scotland and was released on the Dorian label.  Flame of Ireland (Sanctuary Gaudeamus), their second recording, features world premiere recordings of 15thc Irish chant for St Brigit of Kildare.  Their third disc, Felix Femina consists of medieval Scottish polyphony (Sanctuary Gaudeamus). A fourth CD, Apostle of Ireland, featuring Medieval Irish chant for St Patrick, has just been released on the Divine Art label. 

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