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Mood Music
« on: 2010-11-03, 19:25:41 »
I was wondering...do any of you Knights listen to some sort of 'mood music' to put you into the medieval frame of mind?  Looking for some good music to listen to that isn't contemporary, although I must admit, I just discovered Stone Temple Pilots and I'm kinda diggin that which led to this question.
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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #1 on: 2010-11-03, 20:10:19 »


That's a good question. I have a variety of CDs from the renfaires that cover a wide range of styles. I'll have to look at what I have. I definitely want to expand this to have more actual period music rather than being almost entirely renfaire music, if you know what I mean. Though I should mention that we have most of Owain Phyfe's albums. If you're not familiar with him, he's an extremely skilled performer, fluent in several languages, and performs period songs in a variety of languages. Like eight or more. I forget how many exactly.

What I've been listening to this afternoon is "The Celestine Prophecy" and "Epic" by Christopher Franke (the dude who did the soundtrack for the Babylon5 series). They're not medieval or period music, more like modern electronic music. But there's a sort of "peering back through time" sort of feel to them.

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #2 on: 2010-11-03, 20:13:25 »
I'll look him up, Owain Phyfe.  I'd be interested in both medieval and medievally-inspired music, to be frank. 
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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #3 on: 2010-11-04, 03:28:37 »
Conan the barbarian soundtrack
Excalibur soundtrack

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #4 on: 2010-11-04, 13:54:37 »
I'll look him up, Owain Phyfe.  I'd be interested in both medieval and medievally-inspired music, to be frank.  

Yep, he's a renfaire performer, but he rarely makes it over to MDRF. He's awesome.

From the renfaires I have a combination of:

Albannach,
Cast in Bronze (carillon),
Lunasa
Medieval Baebes,
Melissa Kacalanos (hurdy gurdy),
Owain Phyfe,
The Rogues,
Teribus,
Vince Conaway (hammered dulcimer).

I'll also mix in:

Secret Garden,
Loreena McKinnett,
Clannad,
Darby Devon,
Connemara,
Jared Denhard (Idylls of the King, Canterbury Suite),
Joanie Madden (Song of the Irish Whistle)

And that's just what I have bought/ripped into iTunes. Kat has so much more that I haven't had a chance to borrow from her. :) Always on the lookout for more too.

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #5 on: 2010-11-04, 16:07:03 »
Conan the barbarian soundtrack
Excalibur soundtrack

;)

Yea, both of those are epic.  I love the LOTR trilogy soundtrack too...need to get that one.  I like KoH's soundtrack too, come to think of it.

Sir Edward...you've got quite a collection already....awesome.
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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #6 on: 2010-11-04, 22:11:17 »
I have a wide range of Faire music and one period disc. The Period disc is called Songs From The Tavern but I have several discs from the Rogues, Scythian (some are sort of periodish), Clannad, Albannach, Corvus Corax, Medieval Baebes, Arcona Reel Band, Tartan Terrors, Clann An Drumma, and Wolgemut.

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #7 on: 2010-11-05, 01:50:58 »
lorenna mckennit and enya were some of my old favorites

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #8 on: 2010-11-05, 13:42:26 »
One of my favorites is Circa Paleo whose has Jenny O'Conner from the now defunct Emuseki
duet. If you can catch her act at a renfaire you can still purchase some of the Emuseki CD's from her.  ;)

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #9 on: 2010-11-05, 14:18:28 »
All good stuff, my thanks fellow knights, I have much to explore.
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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #10 on: 2010-11-05, 23:51:01 »
Medieval Baebes are a massive hit over here ( can`t understand why lol )

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #11 on: 2010-11-06, 00:43:24 »
I listen to Arcana as well as soundtracks for the Medieval Total War games. Heres Arcana http://www.myspace.com/peterbjargo It's basically dark wave music played with medieval instruments but it fits my mood enough for it.

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #12 on: 2010-11-06, 00:54:24 »
Medieval Baebes are a massive hit over here ( can`t understand why lol )

Oh yeah, no idea at all.  ;)  They've been over here to our local renfaire a few times. Always a huge hit when they visit.
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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #13 on: 2010-11-06, 02:38:34 »
I listen to Arcana as well as soundtracks for the Medieval Total War games. Heres Arcana http://www.myspace.com/peterbjargo It's basically dark wave music played with medieval instruments but it fits my mood enough for it.

hey thats not bad.  i've got it on in the back ground now

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Re: Mood Music
« Reply #14 on: 2010-11-08, 15:06:30 »
Medieval Baebes are a massive hit over here ( can`t understand why lol )

Oh yeah, no idea at all.  ;)  They've been over here to our local renfaire a few times. Always a huge hit when they visit.

You know, I've seen them...I get what the buzz is about.  LOL
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