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Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - An Evening Of Carols & Capers FLAC album

Performer: Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band
Genre: Rock / Classical music / Folk and World music
Title: An Evening Of Carols & Capers
Country: UK
Released: 2005
Style: Folk Rock, Renaissance, Folk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1943 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1982 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1473 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 742

Complete your Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band collection.

The live AN EVENING OF CAROLS AND CAPERS was originally released in 2006. A two-CD set of beloved traditional English Christmas songs as performed by Maddy Prior and her occasional holiday-themed collaborators the Carnival Band, these 22 songs are typically excellent British folk performed with the energy and high spirits of rock and roll. Highlights include "While Shepherds Watched" and "Round of the Animals.

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The songs originated from the studio albums Carols and Capers, Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh and A Tapestry of Carols. To break up the proceedings there are some instrumentals. The "Tinker Polka" derives from a vintage 1930 recording of a Texas Czech band. The song "Balthazar" has an African rhythm, and "Melima" sounds Arabic. She was born in Blackpool and moved to St Albans in her teens. Her father, Allan Prior, was co-creator of the police drama Z-Cars. She toured with the Carnival Band in 2007 and with Giles Lewin and Hannah James in 2012 and 2013. She has released singles and albums as a solo artist, with these bands and in several collaborations. She runs an Arts Centre called Stones Barn in Bewcastle in Cumbria which offers residential courses. M Charpentier's Christmas Stomp" (CD1) is the same as "M Charpentier's Christmas Swing" (CD2) except that the latter is jazzy. Maddy Prior - vocals.

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Set 1
1 Masters In This Hall 4:15
2 The Sans Day Carol 3:27
3 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 4:41
4 Shepherds Arise! 2:44
5 This Endris Night 6:06
6 Noels (Monsieur Charpentier's Christmas Stomp) 6:53
7 Let An Anthem Of Praise 4:34
8 The Oxen 4:03
9 Balthazar 4:26
10 Round Of The Animals 2:37
11 Melima 3:23
Set 2
12 Personent Hodie 3:03
13 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear 3:44
14 The Sussex Carol 3:06
15 Cradle Song 4:43
16 Entre Le Boeuf 4:24
17 Noels (Monsieur Charpentier's Christmas Swing) 3:15
18 Dratenik (Tinker Polka) 4:16
19 The Carnal And The Crane 5:09
20 Ding Dong Merrily On High 4:17
21 A Wassail 4:37
22 I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In 6:00
23 Poor Little Jesus 3:26
24 End Credits (Entre Le Boeuf Et L'Ane Gris) 0:45
Extra Features
25 Angels From The Realms Of Glory 4:05
26 Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band Interview 17:25

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Park Records
  • Copyright (c) – Park Records
  • Recorded At – Oxford Town Hall


  • Executive-Producer – John Dagnell
  • Mixed By [Sound] – Tony Poole
  • Performer – Andy Watts , Giles Lewin, Jub, Maddy Prior, Steeno Vitali*, Steve Banks
  • Recorded By [Sound] – Spike Holifield*
  • Technician [Live Sound] – Patch Hannan


Recorded Live at Oxford Town Hall, during the 2003 Christmas tour "with no overdubs or studio trickery".
Tour Manager - Jackie Smith
Cameras - Alister Chapman, Pete Silver, Will Sansom
Lighting: Gas Lighting, Bob Kiddle & Martin Dudley
Sound PA Supplied by Kinetic
Production Assistant - Tom Groves
Production Co-ordinator - Rosie Morton, Nico Dagnell
Editor, DVD Production & Carols at Christmas featurette - Will Sansom
A New Park Films production

Track 1 misprinted as 'Masters In The Hall'.

Filmed in 16:9 widescreen, but encoded on the DVD in 4:5 fullscreen with black bars at the top and bottom.
Also available on CD.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 769934008796
  • Matrix / Runout: BP-27730 PRKDVD87 DVD5 8872

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PRKCD 86 Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band An Evening Of Carols & Capers ‎(2xCD, Album) Park Records PRKCD 86 UK 2005