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The Consort Of Saint Sepulchre

From: Dublin

Active: 1969-

Style: Folk / Medieval & Renaissance Music



The Consort of St Sepulchre was founded in 1969. Their director was Andrew Robinson. St Sepulchre is another name for Marsh's Library in Dublin, home of the 17th-century Archbishop Narcissus Marsh's music collection. The group performed medieval & renaissance music from the 15th-17th century approx. Their repertoire included English, Scottish, French and Spanish pieces, both religious and secular.

They performed all over Ireland and Europe, often as part of arts festivals, and recorded for RTE and BBC radio and television. They released two albums on EMI Ireland in 1975 and 1977.

In 1980, The Dublin Viols was formed as an offshoot of The Consort of St Sepulchre. The personnel was Andrew Robinson (director), Jenny Robinson, Laoise O’Brien, Lucy Robinson, Anne Robinson and Honor O Brolchain). The Dublin Viols recorded with Dead Can Dance and performed all over Ireland and Europe.

Lucienne Purcell (nee O'Kelly) & Andrew Robinson were previously members of Tara Telephone with Eamonn Carr (pre Horslips).


• s/t AKA Mediaeval and Renaissance Music
LP - EMI Records - IEMC 6005 - IRL - 1975 - insert

Notes: Recorded at Aisling Studios, Dublin. Produced by Donal Lunny. Engineered by Pat Morley. Arrangements by Andrew Robinson. Research by Barra Boydell.

• Vol. 2: Lette the Coppe Goo Rounde
LP - EMI Records - IEMC 6008 - IRL - 1977 - insert

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