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Yesterday Having Been “Gaudete Sunday” Per The Advent Calendar, Let Me Share With You “Gaudete” At Its Best.

by Anura Guruge

Think of this as one of my Christmas presents to YOU.


Gaudete” the hymn was supposed to be sung in churches yesterday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

But, let me PLEASE share with YOU the BEST ever rendition of “Gaudete” — along with the lyrics in Latin and English.

This is ‘Maddy Prior‘ with ‘Steeleye Span‘ from the 1970s. I was (still am I guess) a ‘Steeleye Span‘ groupie. I have heard, live, Maddy perform this over 25 times!

So, without further ado, please sit back, turn the volume up, enjoy & REJOICE.

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by Anura Guruge

Another Musical Christmas Present To YOU. ‘Gaudete’, The Sacred Christmas Carol, By Maddy Prior With Steeleye Span.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Please click to access YouTube video ... you will be so glad you did.

Please click to access YouTube video … you will be so glad you did.

If you are NOT familiar with ‘Gaudete’, I feel bad for you.
But at least we have rectified that.

Click above for a Wikipedia take on this very old Christmas hymn.

I learnt of ‘Gaudete’ by hearing Steeleye Span, with Maddy Prior,
singing it … in the early 1970.

I would have to say that ‘Steeleye Span’ is still my all time favorite group — ever.

I used to be a ‘Steeleye Span’ (& ‘Lindisfarne’) groupie —
in that I would try and attend as many concerts, a year, that I could. 

When I could I would follow them from town to town
— seeing two or three concerts a week. 

That I was a customer support manager, expected to travel around the U.K., as much as I could,
and money was never an issue (in those halcyon days),
made being a ‘groupie’ a breeze.

I think Maddy Prior is divine.

Sit back. Turn up the volume and ENJOY.