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Medieval Music with Woodwose

July 9 @ 7:30 pm BST

On Tuesday 9 July from 7.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Church go along to ‘Medieval Music with Woodwose’. They are a quartet of like-minded musicians who share a passion for ancient, wild and exotic instruments which include hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, historical oboes, shawms, cittern, percussion, recorders and whistles. The band is an exciting collaboration between Katy Marchant and Steve Tyler of medieval ensemble Daughters of Elvin and Sonny Davidson of Primeval, who brings to the ensembe a unique feel for playing traditional dance music from Brittany and France. Collectively they draw their inspiration from the dark gothic era, European Folk music traditions and the voices of the ancestors whispering in the wind and rain of the moors and forests. Programme includes medieval music from sources such as the 13th century Spanish Cantigas de Santa Maria of Alfonso X (el Sabio), the 14th century Llibre Vermell de Montserrat in Catalonia, and from 14th century Italy (Tuscan manuscript Add MS 29987). To this they will add some of their own compositions, mostly dance tunes, expertly arranged but allowing for improvisational elements, so briefly exploring the rich world between the known and unknown, between order and chaos. Part of Somerton Music and Arts Festival. Tickets £11 from www.somertonartsfestival.co.uk


July 9
7:30 pm
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