Margaret Davis :: Princess of Flowers

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Princess of Flowers

In the Celtic/Medieval genre, Margaret Davis stands out as an exceptional artist, because she strives to compose arrangements that have truly original medieval and Celtic sounds. She has been a solo performer since 1986, and also part of the Celtic group Brocelïande and the Celtic Rock band Avalon Rising. Princess of Flowers is her only solo album that I know of, and in my opinion, it is one of its kind — containing Celtic, Medieval and Renaissance musical performances with Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle, cello, recorders, flute, mandola, hurdy-gurdy, Middle-Eastern percussion, and the medieval vielle; not to mention the celestial voice of Margaret Davis!


The twelve tracks from Princess of Flowers are diverse in themes and ethnic origins. Douce dame jolie and Chanson de la mariée are medieval French songs about love and marriage, whereas Edi beo thu, the Rosebuds in June, and Thrice toss these oaken ashes are traditional English compositions. Margaret Davis’ Scottish heritage is reflected in the Celtic compositions of I once loved a lad, Tha mi sgith, and the Boatman. On the other hand, Reis glorios is an interesting devotional song in Provençal — a language spoken in Southern France. Childgrove/Parson’s Farewell/Bransle de chevaux and Bransle 3/Almande 2 are two refreshing instrumentals sandwiched between the songs.

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