Belinda Sykes & JOGLARESA

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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.

Lots of new repertoire - we will sing 'The Lascivious Knight' (Je chevauchoie l'autrier), 'The Thieving Knight' (Ali u a penedenca), 'The Knight who Got Castrated by the Virgin Mary' (Sempr' acha Santa Maria), 'The Bleeding Knight' (The Hern Flew East), plus many dance songs and compositions/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
(or Sianed Jones - fidel, voice)

Elsa Bradley - dulcimer, percussion
(or Jonny Akerman - dulcimer, percussion)

Jordan Murray - dulcimer, percussion

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

unhingedThe Arts Desk

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



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