Quite by chance I found this compilation video of the Austrian early music group Quadriga Consort in which soprano Elizabeth Kaplan sings a hauntingly beautiful version of Loch Lomond.
The full group are: Elisabeth Kaplan (voice); Angelika Huemer (recorders, viola da gamba); Karin Silldorf (recorder); Dominika Teufel (viola da gamba); Peter Trefflinger (baroque cello); Laurenz Schiffermüller (percussion); Nikolaus Newerkla (harpsichord, arrangements and direction).
Gary Higginson, writing for Music Web International -
Yes, they play recorders and gambas and there is a harpsichord. However their repertoire is mostly folk music which is timeless. Elisabeth Kaplan is super: she has a flexible voice, a folksy voice which includes a pop singer-style elegant scoop up to a note where suitable.
Some arrangements have a ‘jazzy quality’ to them, using syncopation. You can hear this in ‘The Maid who sold her Barley’. ‘Pulling the Sea-Dulse’ has some distinctly modern, nice harmonies and changes of key so, although the sound-world says ‘early music’, the repertoire is mainly anonymous and traditional from the British Isles. That said, ‘The Saucy Sailor’, in this arrangement anyway, has a sense of the Hispanic about it!
Quadriga are nothing if not a sophisticated ceilidh band. What is especially pleasing about being able to see Quadriga perform, is that, with the obvious exception of their director and harpsichordist Nikolaus Newerkla, they each sing/play from memory. His allows for freedom and a greater sense of fun.