Entertainments & Workshops - for clubs, societies and schools

Each entertainment lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour and can be tailored to suit audiences ranging from children, WI groups, Historical Societies and Music Clubs. They are well researched and of a high musical standard but presented in a relaxed and amusing manner.

500 years in the music business or "He who pays the piper calls the tune"

From medieval times until the nineteenth century, most towns and cities in Britain maintained a band of waits. Originally their duties were principally as night watchmen, but gradually they evolved into highly skilled professional musicians. This programme follows that development from the 13th century to the 18th century and includes demonstrations on many of the instruments any self-respecting Wait would have been expected to play, including the harp, rebec, viol, shawm, curtal, bassoon, cornett and bagpipes.

"Eustace, the Reluctant Crusader"

A musical journey following my ancestor, Eustace III of Boulogne, on the First Crusade.

Accompanied by songs, medieval bagpipes, rebec, pipe and tabor.

"Still Musick Plays"

An entertainment of music and readings exploring the impact of the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 on the social and cultural life of England.

Readings from Samuel Pepys' diaries and music played on viols, recorder and baroque bassoon.

Historic Music & Dance Workshops for schools or enthusiastic adults

Each workshop lasts approx. one hour. All the workshops are presented in period dress, using authentic instruments and set in the historical and social context.  Programmes can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities including Special Needs and GCSE / A level (Music, History and Drama).



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