No Coward Soul (2010)

by Northern Harmony

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Northern Harmony's 2010 tour included two weeks of performances on the East Coast of the US, five weeks in the UK and three weeks in France, Switzerland and Germany.

Northern Harmony's goal is to present vibrant and informed performances—with close attention to vocal timbres, inflections and styles of ornamentation—of ethnic polyphonic singing traditions. Members of this group have traveled regularly to study and collaborate with traditional singers in the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria and South Africa. Our album offers a sampling from these diverse traditions.

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released November 10, 2014

Directors: Larry Gordon & Patty Cuyler (accordion)
Singers: Isobel Arthen, Mia Bertelli, Lizzie Henle, Joel Knopf, Ned Milly, David Ree, Ruby Ross, Will Thomas Rowan (chonguri), Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Ben Sachs-Hamilton, Julie Shapiro (violin), Adam Simon (tambura, harmonica)

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Northern Harmony Vermont

First formed in 1993, Northern Harmony has since gained a wide reputation thru concert tours across the US, the UK and western Europe. The ensemble is part of Village Harmony, a Vermont-based world music organization that sponsors domestic & international performance singing camps, workshops and tours. ... more

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Track Name: Ngaphanzi kwe ngazi
I remain under the protection of the blood; Satan shall not shake me!
Track Name: Morning
He dies, the friend of sinners dies,
Lo, Salem’s daughters weep around;
A solemn darkness veils the skies,
A sudden trembling shakes the ground
Track Name: Sadghegrdzelo
Let us make a toast, and drink to a long and happy life!
Track Name: Bindisperia sopeli
The twilight of this earthly plain grows darker every day
The light of life is fleeting as the sun's last fading ray
What is this life that, like a bird, will soon from us have flown?
Track Name: Stani bre sine / Stojne
-'Get up, Stojan, and have a look at the dance line; your Rada has two handsome bachelors next to her.'
-'Don't worry, Mother, I am going to marry her younger sister!'

Stoyne, black-eyed calendula flower, pour us some wine, or maybe we shoud go home, so that the dogs don't bark and the villagers won't say there is a vampire running around the village. Stoyne, your mouth is like a box of sugar, your forehead is like a gold coin.
Track Name: Bail Betkil
Bail-Betkil, you poor wretched one!
Jump into the dance circle, dance for the gods!
The villagers are here for you, follow your destiny!
Track Name: Agideli
Oh basket, oh red grapes!
Hosts, break open the vats of last year's wine
so that we can toast God, Son and Holy Ghost!
Track Name: Chuli se sa male
The Pirin rebels have blocked off the Pirin Mountain pass.
A young foreigner dared to cross
and the rebel leader shot him through the heart.
Track Name: Mesechinko lyo grelivka
Oh moon that shines over the entire world, so high and far away.
Do you shine above our village, do you see it?
Did the girls get together to work? And who is sitting next to my beloved?
Track Name: Mŭr Stojmeno / Ogrejala mesechina
On her way to gather some grass for her horse, little Stojmena comes across a young man grazing his horse. She catches her dress on a bramble. The young man laughs and says, 'Hold on, blackberry bush, don't let go! The grass, my wild horse, is for you; but the girl is for me!'

The sweet moon is shining. Oh, my dear, honey-sweet, cherished one! It wasn't a sweet moon, but a beautiful girl who awoke early to fetch cold water!
Track Name: Egalile
Jesus said to his disciples, 'We shall meet in Galilea!'