Marks Tey, Colchester CO6, UK

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Firestarter - John Ball and the Great Revolt at Colchester Early Music

2nd February 2020 at 5.30pm

A collaboration with story teller Clare Goodall. Music from the 14th century provides the backdrop to the tale of the Great Revolt and radical preacher John Ball. Born near Colchester (maybe?), Ball preached in English (shocking!) and claimed that everyone was created equal (scandalous!!). He was excommunicated and would have languished in jail had he not been released by the Rebels as they took London, burnt the Savoy, and went on to parley with the King. The future hung in the balance...

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Ma fin est mon commencement - lunchtime concert at Lion Walk Church Colchester

11th March 2020 at 1pm

Some of the most fascinating and complex music of the 14th century, with compositional techniques we commonly associate with 20th century modernism: canons, inversions, prolation, hockets and isorhythm... The results are remarkably beautiful and the effect often quite serene. This music is very well suited to the live-looping set-up which allows us to hear the individual layers of each piece as they slot together. For variety's sake there'll also be a couple of the 14th century's catchiest tunes!

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Looping Through Time - evening concert at Ilkley Manor House

13th March at 7.30pm

A whistle-stop tour of music from the 13th to the 17th centuries, including dances, chansons and divisions performed on bagpipes, shawm, medieval fiddle, recorder, chalumeau and percussion.

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Firestarter. John Ball and the Great Revolt - at The Battle for North Walsham

17th-19th July 2020

A collaboration with story teller Clare Goodall. Music from the 14th century provides the backdrop to the tale of the Great Revolt and radical preacher John Ball. Born near Colchester (maybe?), Ball preached in English (shocking!) and claimed that everyone was created equal (scandalous!!). He was excommunicated and would have languished in jail had he not been released by the Rebels as they took London, burnt the Savoy, and went on to parley with the King. The future hung in the balance... To be performed at North Walsham Church as part of Black Knight Historical's Battle for North Walsham weekend.

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Lunchtime concert at Holy Trinity Church Long Melford

5th August 2020 at 1.10pm

Based on my debut album, this is a concert programme that showcases exciting live-looped arrangements of up-beat  dances, soulful songs and catchy melodies, played on a wide range of instruments. "The Renaissance set" covers music from the 16th & 17th centuries on shawms, curtal, recorders, violin, voice and percussion

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Looping Through Time at St James the Less Church, Little Tey

6th September 2020 at 3pm

A whistle-stop tour of music from the 13th to the 17th centuries, including dances, chansons and divisions performed on bagpipes, shawm, medieval fiddle, recorder, chalumeau and percussion.

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Looping at Medieval Music in the Dales

11th to 13th September 2020

I'll be doing some looping on the Castle stages at various times throughout the festival, as well as leading some workshops and exhibiting with The Shawm Shop.

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