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Brocelïande is Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover, and Kris Yenney. Brocelïande plays Celtic music from the British isles and the Medieval and Renaissance music of the European courts and countrysides, with an emphasis on music inspired by or traditionally performed during each of the four seasons. Featuring stellar vocal and instrumental harmonies, their entrancing sound is built on the interweaving of up to 3-part vocals with the lyrical music of the Celtic harp, octave mandolin, cello, 12-string guitar, recorders, flute, gamba, whistle, percussion, and more!

Their seasonal repertoire includes original arrangements of traditional and Early music and ranges in feel from upbeat Irish dances to beautiful ballads to exciting a capella madrigals. Their evocative lyrics, including some in Medieval French and Portuguese, speak of love and longing, quests and revels, magic and transformation.

Brocelïande has performed throughout the West Coast for the past decade, giving performances in concert series, at club venues, festivals, house concerts, colleges and universities, as well as live radio performances and private functions. Their delight is -- through evocative and sometimes obscure historical -- to uplift their audiences and provide a sonic sanctuary for a time, to themselves and others. They specialize in seasonal fare, honoring the elements of Nature and celebrating the human experience. Broceliande is well suited to intimate, acoustic live performances as well as larger shows requiring amplification.

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SOUNDCLIP DEMO:
The Band of Shearers (Trad. Scots)
Aye Wakin' O (Trad. Scots)
Broken Pledge set (Trad. Irish)
Margot Labourez les Vignes (French - Arcadelt)
Holly and the Ivy (Trad. English)

It Was a Lover and His Lass (English - Morley)   

Lay of Nimrodel (J.R.R. Tolkien/Davis)

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VENUES WE HAVE PLAYED

Freight & Salvage Berkeley, CA
Seventh Avenue Performances, San Francisco, CA
Lick Observatory’s“Music of the Spheres” Concert Series
East/West Bookstore Mountain View, CA
Painted Sky Series Cambria, CA
Bing Music Series Stanford, CA
Don Quixote’s Music Hall Felton, CA
Little Fox Theatre Redwood City, CA
Cal Tech Folk Music Series Pasadena, CA
COPIA Center for the Arts Napa, CA
Kindred Arts Concert Series Manteca, CA
Pacific Grove Art Center Series Pacific Grove, CA
Fiddling Cricket Series Santa Clara, CA
Black Diamond Mines Series Antioch, CA
Sounding Board House Concerts Cupertino, CA
Palo Alto Performances Series Palo Alto, CA
Lompoc Music Series Lompoc, CA
Festival of Harps Rohnert Park, CA and Piedmont, CA
Official Showcase, FAR-West Conf. Woodland Hills, CA
Brown Bag Concert Series Palo Alto, CA


Academy of Sciences Series San Francisco, CA
Noe Valley Ministry San Francisco, CA
LOV-Newark Concert Series Newark, CA
St. Alban’s Church, Co-sponsored by Hausmusik. Albany, CA
Van Nuys Celtic Center Van Nuys, CA
Robins/Jhon House Concerts Berkeley, CA
Ardenwood Christmas Celebration, Fremont, CA
Greyhaven House Concerts Berkeley, CA
Noble House Concerts Van Nuys, CA
Coalesce Bookstore Morro Bay, CA
Montclair Presbyterian Church Oakland, CA
Palo Alto Unitarian Church Palo Alto, CA
San Geronimo Valley Com. Center San Geronimo, CA
Pantheacon Convention San Jose, CA
Arena Theatre Point Arena, CA
Eugene Unitarian Church Eugene, OR
Diane Arney’s House Concerts Corvallis, OR
Artichoke Music Backstage Portland, OR
Sausalito Art Festival Sausalito, CA

Live performances on KALW, KPFA, KKUP, KUSP, West Coast Live, and others

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Of Sir Christèmas:
"Brocelïande is a very capable four-piece ensemble in the early-music/Baroque/Celtish mold. On this Christmas recording, the players cover a very broad range of music from Western Europe, everything from an interesting hymn in Middle English to French carols, English wassails, Bach tunes, and even familiar Christmas songs. Margaret Davis has a high, clear voice and considerable talent on the harp. A pleasant blend of guitars, cello, oboe, flute, and so forth combine with some fine harmony singing to make this an enjoyable CD to put on while trimming trees, baking cookies, and all those other midwinter tasks. The CD booklet also includes a recipe for wassail punch. --Dirty Linen

Of Brocelïande :
"The disc has tasty vocal harmonies in plenty, including two selections featuring some beautiful four-part a cappella singing. The vocal leads are full and strong, never fear, but it's the harmonizing that makes this so delightful to hear. In addition, each the band members is also a fine instrumentalist ... While the members are quite good individually, their true strength is in their ability to support and blend with each other. On every track, it's obvious that you are listening to a team..." --Green Man Review

Of Gathering May:
"...Such a hopeful season inspires bright cheer in any ear, and the playfulness of "It was a Lover & His Lass" or "The Helston Furry" will bring the smell of fresh earth and early flowers to the driest summer or the coldest winter ... Fans of French music will take delight in "La Rouse du Moy de May," the sad story of a green coat, and the bright "A l'Entrade del Tens Clar." Spanish and Italian tunes represent warmer climes with moving tunes like "Salterello" ... Though most of the album is taken by a cappella songs suitable for impromptu picnic sing-alongs, there are some intimidatingly complex ensemble pieces, with handfuls of singers and instruments layering their skills to produce a sound to please a king." --Rambles.net

Of The Starlit Jewel:
"...Brocelïande has captured the soul and spirit of these poems, like no one else. If you could only own one CD of Tolkien's works, this would be the one. I have listened to it almost non-stop since it was purchased. Bravo Brocelïande, and thank you for creating such a wonderful CD." -- Curucahm

Of one of their shows:
". . . They are hard to define but ultra artistic. If they come into your town, I urge you to hear them. They are masters of musical art and originality. I NEVER praise this way unless I mean it and I'm very critical... ...damn they are good . . ." -- Chiff and Fipple


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The Starlit Jewel - 1996
A collection of Tolkien's poetry set to music by Marion Zimmer Bradley and friends. FM007

Brocelïande - 2000
Debut 12 track asortment of Celtic, Early and Folk Music. FM006

Sir Christemas - November 2001
'Songs of the Season' Volume 1. A collection of Winter music. FM009

Gathering May - April 2003
'Songs of the Season' Volume 2. A collection of Spring music. FM010

Barley Rigs - August 2004
'Songs of the Season' Volume 4. A collection of Autumn music. FM012

Jig of Life - 2006
'Songs of the Season' Volume 3. A collection of Summer music. FM013


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DOMESTIC AIRPLAY:
Brocelïande's CDs have been heard on: KPFA 94.1 FM Hear and Now, Berkeley, California KALW 91.7 FM Folk Music & Beyond, San Francisco, California KALW 91.7 FM A Patchwork Quilt, San Francisco, California KPOO 89.5 FM La Verdad Musical San Francisco, California KKUP 91.5 FM Friday Folk Off, Cupertino, California KKUP 91.5 FM No Pigeonholes, Cupertino, California KKUP 91.5 FM New Wood, Cupertino, California KKUP 91.5 FM Don't Panic (It's Just Us Folks), Cupertino, California KUSP 88.9 FM The Open Road, Santa Cruz, California KUSP 88.9 FM Global Village, Santa Cruz, California KLAS 89.7 FM Radio Fandom, Los Angeles, California WGBH 89.7 FM Sound & Spirit, Boston, Massachusetts WXPN 88.5 FM Sleepy Hollow, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WDVR 89.7 FM The Mists of Avalon, Sergeantsville, New Jersey WDCE 90.1 FM All-Most Folk, Richmond, Virginia WRST The Christmas Show, Oshkosh, Wisconsin KBOO 90.7 FM Dharma Wheel, Portland, Oregon KBOO 90.7 FM The Celtic Hour, Portland, Oregon KRVM 91.9 FM Acoustic Junction, Eugene, Oregon

INTERNATIONAL AIRPLAY:
Brocelïande's music has been heard internationally at: CKJS Prairie Ceilidh, Winnipeg, Canada; Radio Centraal, Psyche Van Het Folk 106.7 FM, Antwerp, Belgium; Logatec; Livin' Folk; Slovenia Radio Galtee; Regan's Rambles, Limerick, Ireland; Folk Music Road, Torino, Italy

Contact Margaret: margaret@flowinglass.com (510) 409-6095

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