David entertained and instructed in many ways, as this two-part example of his programming shows. -------------------------------------

Programmes can be made in many ways, of course, depending on local conditions and needs: but one rather nice model is to have a more-serious first half, w ith the emphasis on the Renaissance and excursions into the Middle Ages and the Baroque, and after a break a more informal second half with folk music, including songs and the opportunity to join in for those who would like to sing themslves. If there's coffee in the interval, David can pick up the second half round the coffee tables.

Here's one possible programme, with about 40 minutes in each half:

Early Music:

  • Cassandra - Mr. Porter's Delight - Lady Sand's Delight
  • An Italian Ground (improvised)
  • John Dowland
    • Now oh now I needs must part
    • Almayne - Lady Rich's Galliard - Mistress Winters Jumpe
    • Come Again, Sweet Love doth now invite
  • Alfonso el sabio, Rosa das Rosas
  • Pass' e mezo moderno (improvised)
  • Chr. W. Gluck, Dance of the blessed spirits
  • "Vem kan segla förutom vind?" (traditional Swedish

Folk Music:

  • England
    • When shall we get married John?
    • Lavender's Blue
    • One Man Shall Mow My Meadow
  • Wales:
    • Watching the wheat
    • The Ash Grove
    • Cwm Rhondda
  • Scotland
    • "The Dark Island" (Hebrides)
    • "My Love is like a Red, Red Rose" (Lowland)
    • Reels (Shetland)
  • Ireland
    • Si beag Si Mohr
    • Carolan's Concerto
    • Kilkenny Races
  • Finale: Coming Round the Mountain