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We're very pleased to announce that our first full-length CD is now available. Some samples will be available here soon.

Semi-transparent A la Carte logoA la Carte CD cover"A la carte" (TOUR02, 2013)
16 tracks
for only £10 (12€) +p&p.

Please order via our Contact page

Traditional dance music (and some songs) from all over France, from Brittany to Provence
and many points in between, plus a few from elsewhere (Scandinavia; the Basque country; even from England: those marked* are by our hurdy-gurdy player Terry Warrington).

Full track listing: ghost image of Cafe de France alleyway

1: La Bistanflù
2: Scottish des Framboises* / Danse des Sorcières*
3: Quadretta / Les Gars d’Plaimpied
4: Laridé
5: Rondeau de Bordeaux / T’as Perdu ta Queue mon Renard
6: Carnaval de Lantz
7: Branle du Maître de Maison
8: Polka-Mazurka (En Montent la Costa Vielha)
9: Four part andro
10: Valse pour Bas* / Valse du Cèdre*
11: Tourdion
12: New French Scottish / Schottis från Haverö
13: Mazurka du Limousin #1 / Mazurka du Limousin #2 / Mazurka de Lapleau
14: La Sauvaterrata
15: La (Complainte de la) Blanche Biche
16: Fransk Dans

 

 

Meanwhile, while you're waiting…

cover of Tourdion CD "Hors d'oeuvres"

…try some tasty morsels from "Hors d'oeuvres" (TOUR01, 2011)
our 6-track sampler CD, still available for only £5 + p&p.


Full track listing:
1: Le tiu-tiu de la mama / Les cloches    2: La valse des roses    3: Ai vis lo lop
4: Bourrée de Thiers    5: Les filles de mon pays    6: Scottish à Virmoux / Ganivelle

 

ThumbTourdion (full track; from A la Carte)

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Our theme tune! Terry and Florence have been performing this ancient drinking song (first published by P. Attaignant in 1530) as an a cappella duet for many years. Now the band joins in the four-part harmonies, for our new arrangement.
ThumbLe tiu-tiu de la mama / Les cloches (full track)

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Two lively polkas, the first is traditional (we believe) and the second is by Jean Blanchard, a fantastic bagpipe player from near Bourges in central France.
ThumbLa valse des roses (clip)

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A lovely gentle waltz from Alsace; we learnt it from Sylvain Piron and Catherine Piron-Paira. (Trad. arr. Tourdion)
ThumbAi vis lo lop (clip)

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"Ai vis lo lop" (I saw the wolf) is a satirical song from the Languedoc, dating from the 13th century, sung in Occitan by Terry and Florence. (Trad. arr. Tourdion)
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Also known as "Adieu les filles", this is a nostalgic farewell march from the Morvan, stirring yet wistful. (Trad. arr. Tourdion)
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