The Celtic Viol II (SACD)

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Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence-King, Frank McGuire

Jordi Savall (6 strings treble viol & lyra-viol), Andrew Lawrence-King (Irish harps & psaltery) & Frank McGuire (bodhran)

This second volume follows the critically acclaimed and best-selling Volume I, but is far from being only a continuation.

Thanks to different types of viol (treble and lyra) and particularly inspired rhythms coming from Frank McGuire on bodhran (an Irish frame drum), Jordi Savall has enriched his vision of this fascinating repertoire. Andrew Lawrence-King offers a perfect counterpoint on Irish harp and psaltery.

This album is organised in seven sets and enables us to discover many sides of a repertoire Jordi Savall explores with the steadiest and most respectful hand.

Booklet : English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Catalan, Gaelic


“Savall has traded the fiddle on the previous disc for a deeper-voiced, flexibly-tuned lyra viol while retaining the treble viol in the outer sets. Lawrence-King alternates between two harps and a psaltery, providing a rich variety of accompaniments...Mcguire neatly underscores and complements the energy inherent in the tunes.” - Gramophone Magazine