“A Ship, an Isle, a Sickle Moon"
Tales of Gloriana and the Spanish Main
Mary Muckle, harp & harpsichord
Julie Leduc, harp
Doug Brierley, violin
Loyda Lastra, flute
Marilyn Jenkins, voice
The Ottawa Youth Harp Ensemble.
Admission by donation.
A Ship, an Isle, a Sickle Moon is a concert of music from Renaissance England and Spain and of music inspired by extraordinary figures of that period. The program features lute songs, court dances, English country dances and Spanish dances originating in the New World and the Canary Islands. Compositions refer to Elizabeth I, England’s mistress of the seas, to Sir Francis Drake, hero of the 1588 defeat of the Spanish Armada, to Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen of Galway( who challenged Elizabeth I), and to Irish noblewoman, Princess Sheila Na Geira Pike, an early settler of Carbonear, Nfld.