Secular Music from the court of Alfonso the Wise
Nearly all early music enthusiasts are familiar with the Cantigas of Santa Maria of Alfonso the Wise, those delightful 13th century pieces describing the miraculous intervention of the Virgin in healing all kinds of human ailments and misfortunes. But did you know that a collection of secular music may also have existed at Alfono's court? The Dufay Collective have done exhaustive research on the instruments of the day and the secular styles then in vogue andhave put together a program of secular music that very well may have existed at the court. Hear some of these pieces on Friday's Distant Mirror. Join Allan Kelly at 10pm.