Night of Songs

On February 24-25th, 2006, with funding from a University of California Humanities Research Initiative (UCHRI) Grant and co-sponsorship from UCSB’s Early Modern Center and other departments, programs, and divisions, EBBA launched a two-day international and interdisciplinary conference titled "Straws in the Wind Broadsides and Ballads, 1500-1800" [link to conference website].

As part of that extraordinary event, which featured both distinguished and up-and-coming scholars working on broadsides and broadside ballads, we hosted an interactive evening of ballad song and performance. The event was enjoyed, as befitted early modern ballad culture, amidst good drink, good food, and good companionship.

Below is the schedule of events for the evening, including live recordings of the Welcome and by Patricia Fumerton (English, UCSB), the keynote lecture/performance, "Fighting and Sailing Women in Folksongs in History," by Dianne Dugaw (English, University of Oregon), with an Introduction to Professor Dugaw by Stephanie Tcharos (Music, UCSB; "Anne Wallens Lamentation," performed Rebecca Mounts (undergrad alumnus, UCSB), with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "This Maid Would Give Ten Shillings for a Kiss," performed by Katherine Meizel (Music, UCSB), with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "Battle of the Birds," performed by Revell Carr (Ethnomusicology, UCSB), with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "Chevy Chase," performed by Ruth Perry (Literature, MIT), with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "Yankee Doodle," performed by Revell Carr accompanied by Rob Wallace (English UCSB) on the drum, with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "To Anacreon in Heaven," performed by Judith Nelson (professional seventeenth-century vocalist), accompanied by Jennnifer Dean Bowen (Music Alumnus, UCSB) on the harpsichord, with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "The United Lovers," performed by Judith Nelson and accompanied by Jennifer Bowen, with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "Fair Flower of Northumberland," performed by Ruth Perry, with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "Innocent Shepherd and the Crafty Wife," performed by Revell Carr and Katherine Meizel, with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; "The Cunning Age," performed by Dianne Dugaw, Katherine Meizel, and Ruth Perry, with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton; and "The Husbandman’s Delight," performed by Revell Carr accompanied by Jennifer Bowe on the harpsichord, with Introduction by Patricia Fumerton.

Night of Songs

Chase Palm Park Center

Friday, February 25, 2006, 4:30-9:30 pm.

4:30-5:30 Reception
The beautiful, beachside Chase Palm Park Center grants an amazing sunset view for this wine and beer reception.
5:30 Welcome
Patricia Fumerton, Director of the Early Modern Center and Pepys Ballad Archive
[Live Recording (mp3 file)]
5:30-6:30 Lecture-Performance
Introductory Remarks: Stefanie Tcharos (Music, UCSB)
[Live Recording (mp3 file)]
Dianne Dugaw (English, University of Oregon), "Fighting and Sailing Women in Folksongs and History"
[Live Recordings (mp3 files): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11.]
6:30-8:00 Dinner
Between performances attendees enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Brouillard's.
8:00-9:30 Night of Songs
- Anne Wallens Lamentation, performed by Rebecca Mounts [Intro | Performance]
- This Maid Would Give Ten Shillings for a Kiss, performed by Katherine Meizel [Intro | Performance]
- Battle of the Birds, performed by Revell Carr [Intro | Performance]
- Chevy Chase, performed by Ruth Perry [Intro | Performance]
- Yankee Doodle, performed by Revell Carr with Rob Wallace (on the drum) [Intro | Performance]
- To Anacreon in Heaven, performed by Judith Nelson with Jennifer Bowen (on the harpsichord) [Intro | Performance]
- The United Lovers, performed by Judith Nelson with Jennifer Bowen (on the harpsichord) [Intro | Performance]

BREAK

- Fair Flower of Northumberland, performed by Ruth Perry [Intro | Performance]
- Innocent Shepherd and the Crafty Wife, performed by Revell Carr and Katherine Meizel [Intro | Performance]
- The Cunning Age, performed by Dianne Dugaw, Katherine Meizel, and Ruth Perry [Intro | Performance]
- The Husbandman's Delight, performed by Revell Carr and Jennifer Bowen (on the harpsichord) [Intro | Performance]