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CD WITH MUSIC FROM ADVENT TO EPIPHANY

Madlot "Ons is Geboren"

Madlot wants to render songs and dance tunes from the Low Countries in its own way, in order to continue passing down traditions and culture to present and future generations.

Teh Advent, Christmans and New Year songs on this cd are unmistakably part of the Dutch folk culture. The beautiful stories about those festive days do not all come from the bible: of the four official evangelists only Matthew and Luke tell the Christmas narrative. The sheperds appear only in the version from LUke, and only Matthew tells about the three kings. For a large part the Christmas stories rely on folklore. They have appeared in paintings, poems and in songs. These songs are part of a tradition of community singing and music making, baking waffles (nowadays replaced by "oliebollen", deep fried dumplings) and of going from door to door singing songs to beg, sometimes accompanied by "rommepotten" (rumbling pots, traditionally made from a stone jar with the top covered by a dried skin or bladder in which a stich is attached; by rubbing the stick sounds can be made). Madlot has selected relatively unknown songs, small jewels from sources from the 15th century, supplemented with material passed down by oral tradition which was contributed by the Meertensinstituut or from our own collection.

 

 

 

 

CD: ONS IS GEBOREN