Album: The Dublin Drag Orchestra, Motion of the Harvest/¡Viva Frida! (Heresy)

Anna Picard
Saturday 16 June 2012 20:12
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It takes chutzpah to programme Hank Williams alongside William Lawes.

Harvey Brough's Richard Hawleyish arrangement of "Cold, Cold Heart" for madrigal consort and viols is, like Clara Sanabras's Tiger Lillies-esque setting of Frida Kahlo's "La Vida Callada" aimed at the Late Junction listener. Elsewhere, the 17th-century fantasies, lute songs, dialogues and dances in this half-English, half-Mexican double-album should tickle the fancy of any Early Music purist.

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