Since 2007, the Good Pennyworths have delighted audiences across the country with their playful and dramatic interpretations of 16th and 17th Century lute songs, folk ballads and theatre songs, from John Dowland’s well-known “Come Again” to rarely-performed comic gems like “Humour Say…” Their lush blend and witty musicality provide layers of enjoyment for Early Music lovers and newcomers alike. Selections from their CD, “Love! Lust! Longing… Loss – an Elizabethan Romp,” have been featured on Hawaii Public Radio and WBAI in NYC.
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“Engaging for the eye, ear, mind and heart…Surprising moments of depth in topic and vocal drama…A rich performance that deserves to be heard far and wide.”
~ review by Jocelyn Nelson, Lute Society of America Quarterly Journal
“The New York quartet Good Pennyworths was a hit at the 2009 Boston Early Music Festival. Their first recording, drawn from that concert, included a neat arrangement of Robert Morley’s best known madrigal, It Was a Lover and His Lass. They continue with… more raucous or suggestive songs, typical of the newfound confidence of a populist society. In Heigh Ho! For a Husband, a young maid cries, ‘I will have a husband, be he old or young!’ and then revises her ideas. In the more raunchy Bugle Britches, a farm girl tempts a soldier into the hayloft, and, well, you know the rest.”
~ Ian Capps during “The Early Muse” radio show of KHPR Honolulu
Read the full Buffalo News article here.