Kens New Album Outlaws And Bystanders Coming in July 2013!
Hi everyone! Ken is in the studio madly recording and producing the new album, called Outlaws and Bystanders, which will be out in July of 2013. Like the last album, Human History, this one will be filled with songs about historical characters from history (and in some cases, from legend) who were either declared or [...]
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The Boars Head Carol
The Boar’s Head Carol is the 13th of 15 songs on the winter holiday album The Gifts of Midwinter by Ken and Lisa Theriot. From the liner notes of the album: The Boars Head Carol Words: T.F. Dibdins Typographical antiquities, 1812 (based on Jan van Wynkens Christmasse Carolles, 1521) Music: traditional, Queens College, Oxford This [...]
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The Gifts Of Midwinter
The Gifts of Midwinter is the title track to the Christmas album by Ken and Lisa Theriot. The song was written by Lisa Theriot. And as today is the Winter Solstice – or Midwinter’s Day, it’s the perfect day to write about this beautiful song. Faith, hope and love are the powerful gifts that the [...]
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Cantique de Noel
Cantique de Noel is the French (and original) version of the popular Christmas carol, O Holy Night. The music was written in 1847 by Adolphe Adam, to go along with the poem Minuit, Chrtiens (which means Midnight, Chistians) written by Placide Cappeau. The song is on The Gifts of Midwinter, by Ken and Lisa Theriot. [...]
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Do You Hear What I Hear?
When Ken and Lisa’s Christmas album – The Gifts of Midwinter - was being planned, they asked friends and fans what songs they would like to have on the album. At the same time though, they wanted to make sure the songs were not just the same old tunes you hear on every Christmas album. [...]
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Riu Riu Chiu Adventures in Translation
Riu Riu Chiu appears on Ken and Lisa Theriot’s latest album, The Gifts of Midwinter. You can listen to the song below: Lisa Theriot researched and translated the song, the story of which follows: Adventures in Translation: Riu, Riu, Chiu by Lisa Theriot Personally, I would never sing a song if I didnt know what [...]
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How Far To Bethlehem?
How Far To Bethlehem? – from The Gifts of Midwinter Christmas album by Ken and Lisa Theriot, was a poem written in 1917 by Frances Chesterton, wife of author G.K Chesterton. She wrote it on a Christmas card to family and friends that year. Actually, the original title was How Far Is It To Bethlehem? [...]
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Gaudete is the 1st song on the Christmas album The Gifts of Midwinter by Ken and Lisa Theriot. A lot of people ask "what does Gaudete mean? Well, the word itself is Latin for "rejoice." [...]
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Personent Hodie is the 14th song on The Gifts of Midwinter, the Christmas CD by Ken and Lisa Theriot. Personent Hodie is a Christmas Carol published in 1582 (yay for period music that RAWKS). Listen to the song below, followed by the entry from the liner notes (download here!) for the album, written by Lisa: [...]
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Harvest Song From Lisa Theriots A Turning Of Seasons
It’s Thanksgiving in a few days, the time of year when we think of the harvest and giving thanks for good food and, well, anything and everything really. Next week people will be turning their minds toward Christmas and Christmas music. But nobody ever seems to give any thought to Thanksgiving music – or more [...]
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