Old New Year
Diane Taraz and Jonathan Gilbert rove through the centuries, putting their own delightful twist on songs and melodies that have been part of celebrating the turn of the year for a long, long time. Their voices blend beautifully, and their instruments are varied: guitar, recorders, dulcimer, flute, viola, and various rhythm-makers and accents, including bells, whistles, and coconuts! The mood ranges from festive and funny to serene and contemplative, and the languages include French, Latin, and Middle English from the 1200s. The modern era is not neglected, and some of Diane's compositions are part of the fun.