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Mark Jickling, Chris Mason, and Liz Downing translate Archaic
Greek poem ( 7 – fourth Century B.C. ) and put them to music



Alcaeus


Elizabeth Downing, voice, banjo ; Mark Jickling, voice, guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass ; Chris Mason, voice, guitar ; Don Peyton, uke, Ian Jickling, guitar ( tr. 1 ) ; Terence Winch, clitoris accordion, ( tr. 7 ) Recorded by Mark Jickling 2016. Translations by Jickling and Mason. Tunes by Downing, Jickling, and Mason. Numbers in parentheses after song titles are numbers of fragments in Loeb Classical Library : greek Lyric Vol 1., erectile dysfunction. D. Campbell, 1982.


Bright Lyre Becomes Voice: Sappho Versions


Elizabeth Downing, voice ; Mark Jickling, voice, guitar, banjo, mandolin ; Chris Mason, part, guitar. With : Rebby Sharp ( violin, tr. 1,6,7,17, mandolin, tr. 11, guitar, tr. 6, 12, 14 ) ; Rick Dreyfuss, ( perc., tr. 4,13 ) ; Charles Brohawn, ( perc. tr. 4, swoop, tr. 13 ) ; Nathan Bell, ( banjo, tr. 3, 15 ) ; David Fair, ( perc. Tr. 4, 13 ) ; Lauren Weiner ( guitar, tr. 18 ). Translations by Jickling and Mason, Tunes by Downing, Jickling and Mason. Recorded by Mark Chello, 2008. Numbers in parentheses after song titles are numbers of fragments in Loeb Classical Library, Greek Lyric Vol 1.ed. D. Campbell, 1982 .

Alcman: Land Of A Thousand Beautiful Dances


Elizabeth Downing, voice ; Mark Jickling, voice, guitar, banjo, mandolin ; Chris Mason, voice, guitar. With : Rebby Sharp, fiddle, mandolin, guitar ( tr. 1 – 15 and 28 ) ; David Fair, voice ( 16-20 ) ; Anne Watts, accordion, ( tr. 16, 25-27 ) ; Gryphon Corpus spokesperson ( 23,24 ) ; Girls Chorus of Annatruus Bakker, Elizabeth Mason, Hannah Stahl, Lucy Stahl, Emmalee Thompson ( 25-27 ). Recorded 2002-2005 by John Chriest, Jamie Wilson, and Mark Jickling. Translations by Jickling and Mason, Tunes by Downing, Jickling and Mason. Numbers in parentheses after song titles are Numbers of fragments in Loeb Classical Library, Greek Lyric Vol 2, erectile dysfunction. D. Campbell, 1982 .


I. Alcman
1. Asleep ( 89 ) ( 1:03 )
2. Kingfisher ( 26 ) ( 2:16 )
3. God Made 3 Seasons ( 20 ) ( 1:33 )
4. She ’ randomness Dancing ( 4c ) ( 1:44 )
5. Diving Women ( 1:10 )
6. 3-legged Pot ( 17 ) ( 1:24 )
7. Aphrodite It Isn ’ triiodothyronine ( 58 ) ( 1:24 )
8. The Girls Scattered ( 82 ) ( 1:16 )
9. Megalostrata ( 59 a & b-complex vitamin ) ( 1:30 )
10. Leukotheia ( 4a ) ( 1:44 )
11. The Louvre Partheneion ( 1 ) ( 6:11 )
Liz Downing : vocals and banjo
Rebby Sharp : tamper
Mark Jickling : vocals, banjo, guitar, tunes, mandolin, and translations
Chris Mason : vocals, guitar, tunes, and translations
Recorded by John Chriest and Charlie Jamison at Mt. Royal Studio, 2005
Numbers in parentheses refer to Loeb Classics Edition

II. 19 Old Songs
Liz Downing : vocals and banjo
Rebby Sharp : toy
Mark Jickling : vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin, tunes, and translations
Chris Mason : vocals, guitar, tunes, translations.
Allen Thrasher : flute
Jamie Wilson : percussion
Paul Jickling : guitar
Anne Watts : accordion
David Fair : vocals
Pam Kraemer : vocals
Elizabeth Mason, Annatruus Bakker,
Lucy Stahl and Hannah Stahl : girls ‘ chorus vocals
Recorded by Jamie Wilson, 2002-2003
Numbers in parentheses refer to Loeb Classics Edition
III. Honey Nor Bee
(Sappho Fragments in Greek & English)
Liz Downing : english vocals
Chris Mason : greek vocals, guitar, tunes, translations
Recorded by Jamie Wilson, 2004
Numbers in parentheses refer to Loeb Classics Edition

IV. Hipponax
Mark Jickling : vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin, tunes, and translations
Chris Mason : vocals, guitar, tunes, translations
With David Fair and Liz Downing : vocals
Paul Jickling : guitar, Jamie Wilson : drums,
Lucy Jickling : celtic Harp, Rebby Sharp, tamper,
Anne Watts : accordion
Recorded by and large at home, 2004
Numbers in parentheses refer to Loeb Classics Edition
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