The Pegasus Awards

 

Margaret and Kristoph

 

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Sample
2020 Best Performer mp3

Award-winning musicians Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover have been terrorizing/delighting the folk and filk communities since 1989, when they met, fell in love, determined they didn't know any of the same music, or even any of the same styles of music, and of course decided to play together. The resultant stew of Grateful Dead, Medieval French, Celtic, Tolkien, rock, filk and folk aims to delight and inspire on Celtic harp, 12-string and 6-string guitar, flute, octave mandolin, recorders, oboe, tin whistle, and soaring male and female vocals.

Margaret and Kristoph have performed extensively at concert halls and festivals throughout the U.S. and in Britain, Germany, and China. They have recorded 15 CDs, as a duo and with their bands Celtic rockers Avalon Rising and Celtic/Medieval trio Brocelïande; they are signed to Sugo Music for digital distribution. Their engaging repertoire of traditional Celtic, original filk, and Medieval and Renaissance music ranges from haunting harp-based ballads to upbeat jigs and reels and more. They are known for their "effortless harmonies and deft facility in numerous traditional instruments" (Mythopoeic Society).

Margaret and Kristoph are the only American group to have received authorization from the Estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to set and record Tolkien's poetry, which they released in 2000 on their CD The Starlit Jewel. Videos of their songs from The Starlit Jewel have received over 1.1 million views. In 2008 they appeared in the Disney movie Bedtime Stories, and in 2016 they performed and recorded their original music for Jay Hartlove's new musical Snow White - The Mirror's Revenge. In 2018 they won the Lost Chord Award, presented by the Society for Ritual Arts for their many years of creating and supporting mythopoetic music, folk music, Early music, Pagan music, and the Celtic Rock communities. They have been music guests at many conventions and both are on the Consonance concom. And he's also a great engineer and she's an awesome calligrapher. Come visit them at flowinglass.com/margaret-kristoph and patreon.com/margaretandkristoph!


Representative Work for the 2020 Pegasus Awards

Goin' Up the Shire (mp3)

Lyrics Copyright © by Kristoph Klover
(Tunes:Goin' Up the Country by Canned Heat, Squeeze Box by The Who)
All rights Reserved - Used by permission

Verse 1
I'm goin' up the Shire, Baby don't you wanna go...
I'm goin' up the Shire, Baby don't you wanna go...
Goin' down to Mordor by way of Mexico

Got a ring of power, I carry a heavy load
Got a ring of power, I carry a heavy load
Ya know my finger wants to go in and out of that gold

Chorus:
It goes in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out
And we're runnin' all night, and the Nazgul aren't bright
Bilbo found a ring, now Frodo never sleeps at night

verse 2
Goin' down to Mordor got a long long ways to go
Goin' down to Mordor got a long long ways to go
If we'd flown on an eagle we'd be done with this story you know

Got a fiery eyeball floatin' up in the sky (fiery eyeball, oo fiery eyeball)
Got a fiery eyeball floatin' up in the sky (fiery eyeball, fiery, fiery eyeball)
It keeps on floatin' in and out of my mind

Chorus:
It goes in and out and in and out and in and out and in and out
And we're runnin' all night, and the Nazgul aren't bright
Bilbo found a ring, now Frodo never sleeps at night
Bilbo found a ring, now Frodo never sleeps at night
Bilbo found a ring, now Frodo never sleeps at night

 

 

 
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