Iestyn Davies - Dowland Mini Concert

Morrissey of Elizabethan England

Both fans, a reader and I agreed that the music of John Dowland is more suitable for the darker, colder months; it's melancholy, introspective stuff. The lyrics of Dowland's songs would have Morrissey sharpening his pompadour in envy.

As if on reflex to the shortening days, I sought out the mini Dowland concert (below) from one of our favourite countertenors Iestyn Davies this morning.

Eric Clapton of the Lute

Iestyn Davies performed the concert for NPR with lutenist Thomas Dunford, dubbed the 'Eric Clapton of the lute' — absolutely exquisite singing and playing; and perfect for small, intimate settings like the pages of The Tweed Pig.

You can download the audio here.


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