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Tatton Treasures!

Well what a lovely, hot weekend we had at Tatton! Wonderful parkland, hall and festival. Great to see our friends Marinella again and many thank to Mike for the fantastic photos!

Getting ready for a busy 2017 season!

Happy New Year Everyone! Sue, Rod and Baz have been working hard since Christmas on new repertoire and liaising with new clients over our busy programme of forthcoming events! Keep and eye on our Facebook Page – A Merrie Noyse Minstrels and follow us on Twitter @merrienoyse1 to find out what we are up to. Plus, check our Gigs Calendar on our website too to see if we are at an event near you soon!

New CD available NOW!

Our new CD “The Crescent and the cross”, Music and poetry from the time of the Crusades is available to buy now from our website! Please get in touch or order your copy today for only £10 (plus £2.00 p+p).cd

Another year ended….

Well, where has 2015 gone! Is it only me that thinks is has zoomed by in a flash?!? What a lovely programme of gigs we have had the great fortune to perform at, new friends made and old ones are still there! Check out our Gigs Diary for where we are in 2016! Lots already in there but still plenty of space for us to perform for you!

 

New CD Coming Soon!

Sue, Baz and Rod have been working hard in the studio recording our 3rd CD, “The Crescent and The Cross – Music from the time of the Crusades”. We are excited about this one as it also includes readings from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, reflecting the beautiful art, music and poetry produced during this most violent of historic periods. Keep an eye out – it will be launched at Chetwynd and Tewkesbury Medieval  fairs in July and available from this site and other options soon after.

Talks and Concerts programme 2015

For 2015 we have developed a new series of talks and concert themes to bring any little theatre, concert and village hall to life. Talks and concerts available for local history societies, The Rotary Club and Women’s Institute on request too. If you are looking for an interactive talk with a difference – contact us! Themes can include:

  • A Magical Musical History tour
  • Medieval and Tudor music and dancing
  • Music from the time of The English Civil War
  • Victorian Music
  • The history of Christmas Carols and
  • A Merrie Wassail! A traditional celebration for Solstice time and Christmastide

All are very interactive and involve audience participation! Contact us for further details.

Getting Baroque

We are working up an early and high baroque repertoire ready for next season. Many of our historic properties promote their baroque and rococco heritage and bringing music into these properties actually adds life and atmosphere. There are some lovely tunes and great composers for these periods, including Vivaldi, Telemann, Corelli, Handel and the Bach family.

More later, cheers

Baz

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