tunes from all times
songs from all seasons
words to the wise
Join us in our emporium of sound where we share with you the fun we have making music. We cross the centuries with colourful performances of traditional music from around Europe on an astonishing array of instruments. We are probably the most versatile musicians in the UK!
Our musical influences and experience span many years. We devise our concerts using sounds from past and present, both played and spoken in a ‘joyous musical hotpot’. Folk tunes are blended with early, classical, jazz and traditional music to guarantee a unique experience. Sometimes medieval dances rub shoulders with Victorian ballads, traditional chorus songs with foot tapping jigs. We play catchy tunes and new arrangements of old favourites. Whenever possible we encourage our audiences to join with us in the chorus songs and share the fun by clapping and stamping of feet. Lively readings and humourous anecdotes are served up alongside the musical feast to combine melody with mirth for a truly memorable and entertaining evening. The odd Morris dancer has been known to leap up with uncontrolled passion to join us.
As there are only two of us (we are a duo) and we have a limited number of hands and mouths available, we discreetly interweave live and recorded sounds into our performances as we run the gauntlet of our numerous instruments and musical offerings.
HURDY GURDY RECORDERS VOCALS GUITAR UKULELE
KEYBOARD WHISTLES CRUMHORNS BAGPIPES CURTALS SAXOPHONES
CHALUMEUX SHAWM RAUSCHPFEIFE PERCUSSION
(and anything else that might be around)