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Boogie Knights!

Join early music group Joglaresa for a romp through the Middle Ages where the knights are villainous, the dancers seductive, and even the lullabies are groovy. The programme includes medieval 'hits' such as Machaut's Douce Dame and the anonymous Orientis Partibus, alongside many lesser-known pieces that you'll wish you'd always known - some of medieval Europe's 'funkiest' tunes (it wasn't all plainchant you know)!

Obviously, Joglaresa draw upon the 1270's rather than the 1970's.
Any reference to the 1970's is entirely... coincidental intentional.

Often written out of the textbooks, women too were professional musicians, composers and poets. Celebrating the week of International Women's Day (8th March), Joglaresa perform songs by Hildegard of Bingen, the Arab-Andalusian princess Wallada, the trobairitz Bieiris de Romans, the Byzantine abbess Kassia, plus compositions and arrangements of medieval song by modern minstrels Sianed Jones, Elisabeth Flett and Belinda Sykes, all delivered with the group's inimitable energy and cheer. Joglaresa

Belinda Sykes - voice, bagpipes, director
Victoria Couper - voice
Cerian Holland - voice, harp
Jeremy Avis - voice, percussion
Elisabeth Flett - fidel, voice
Elsa Bradley - dulcimer, percussion
Jordan Murray - dulcimer, percussion

8 March 2020 Southampton
12 March 2020 Nottingham
14 March 2020 Bath
13 June 2020 Monmouth
25 October 2020 Brighton
28 October 2020 Canterbury TBC
3 November 2020 Warwick

MP3 Demos:
Ave rosa novella
Anti Crusades song
Douce dame jolie

magic and menaceThe Times

"never a dull moment... brilliantly off kilter"
BBC Music Magazine

The Arts Desk

“exciting air of authenticity ...
compulsive rhythmic energy ...
luxuriantly ornamental solos” The Telegraph


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