The Plimoth colonists, or “Pilgrims” as they were later called, were a diverse group of Separatists and Anglicans, religious zealots and irreverent opportunists. They brought with them experiences of music as varied as their reasons for coming to the New World. Our album follows the settlers from their homes in turbulent 1590's England to refuge in the Netherlands, and onward to a challenging, though fulfilling life on the wild shores of New England. Along with rounds, psalms, dance tunes and ballads played on period instruments, you'll hear fictitious “diary entries” of the Mayflower passengers read in Original Pronunciation.
Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble performing music of the 16-17th centuries on period instruments. The group is comprised of: Karen Burciaga, Renaissance violin, treble viol, voice; Dan Meyers, recorder, flute, bagpipes, percussion, voice; Josh Schreiber Shalem, bass viol, voice; Matthew Wright, lute, Renaissance guitar, voice.