Belinda Sykes & JOGLARESA

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Heigh Ho the Holly! Concert bookings for December 2018
Featuring Bad Boy of Bouzouki and Bodhran - Tad Sargent

Yuletide is the time when the Holly King triumphs over the Oak King in their cyclical yearly battle - celebrate with Classical Music Magazine's front cover band - Joglaresa, who draw on medieval and folkloric sources whilst constantly re-inventing traditions via exhilarating improvisation and arrangements. Blowing the dust off medieval song and bringing seasonal cheer to Yuletide, Joglaresa's Christmas concerts are a romp through the carols of Christmas Past. With fidel, harp, bells, bagpipes and voices Joglaresa ring in Christmas and New Year.

MP3 Demos:
Ave Rosa
In dulci jubilo
Nowel: Gabriel's Greetynge
Adam Lay y-bownden
Lullay my Chyld

Thrilling and hauntingThe Times

ground-breaking ensemble of cultural nomadsThe Scotsman

"sound scholarship, a combined experience of many musical cultures, and a spirited delivery of stories" Early Music Today

I was blown away by their charm and originalityThe Scotsman

One marked highlight at St. John’s Smith Square’s Christmas festivities was Joglaresa - it was packed with punters, for Belinda Sykes’ spirited medieval ensembleThe Independent

Belinda Sykes - voice, bagpipes, director
Angela Hicks - voice, harp
Tad Sargent - voice, bouzouki, bodhran
May Robertson - fidel, voice
Louise Anna Duggan - percussion, dulcimer, voice

Sat 1 Dec Berkhamsted
Tue 2 Dec London
Sun 9 Dec Preston
Mon 10 Dec York
Tue 11 Dec Basingstoke
Fri 14 Dec Bradford-on-Avon

Downloadable hi-res photos:Joglaresa