A L'ENTRÈE DU TÈMPS CLAIR
Original Issue: 1979 Materiali Sonori (MASO 010) Buy it here!!!
Margot-meter: 5 moons / 5
from Abraxas Records:
England may have its Jacqui McShee (Pentangle), but France and Italy have its Véronique Chalot. For the past three decades Véronique has dedicated herself to playing, recording and researching medieval, renaissance, and early folk music from France and Italy, helping to save these musical forms from total obscurity.
This album, released in 1979 on the small Italian Materiali Sonori label, was recorded while Véronique was living and researching in Italy. Although it was only her second studio album Véronique’s immense talent and sensitivity was already extremely evident.
Here she sings and plays classical guitar (as well as the dulcimer and the hurdy-gurdy), backed by five Italian musicians playing a number of traditional instruments, including bouzouki, bagpipes, crumhorn, Bendhir and bodhran, making this album of early French traditional music an enjoyable discovery even almost three decades after its release.