Monday, August 22, 2016

Love in Spring: The Mediaeval Baebes and "Averil"



Today's random tune is called Averil and is performed by the Mediaeval Baebes. The Mediaeval Baebes began in 1996 when a group of friends led by Katherine Blake of Miranda Sex Garden broke into a North London cemetery and sang a capella in flowing white robes and leaf garlands. They soon became an ensemble, and their first album, Salva Nos, shot to number two on the classical charts. The group has since had many incarnations. They sing in an array of obscure and ancient languages, and have placed three albums in the top ten of the classical charts and participated in the BBC's television series The Virgin Queen. Averil is from their 2000 CD Undrentide and is a spring love song sung in Middle English.