The Medieval Minstrel
The Medieval Minstrel provides high quality music and entertainment on the lute, hurdy gurdy, cittern, English bagpipes and Colascione.
In Tudor costume he creates an wonderful atmosphere for any setting, either strolling or static, subtly mixing and mingling with guests to give them a memorable experience. He is recommended at numerous venues nationwide for dinners, weddings and special events. If your theme is Medieval, Tudor, Restoration or Renaissance he can supply appropriate entertainment to a high standard.
Professional since 1984, he has performed and recorded worldwide.
If you like your musicians to have humour, charm, elegance and above all quality and professionalism, then look no further.
The Medieval Minstrel
On those five instruments, The Medieval Minstrel can provide formal music for a wedding ceremony, then informal music and entertainment for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast, up to the time for speeches.
For corporate events, he provides bright welcoming music then swiching to gentle background music to suit the mood or client requirements.
At banquets, he can MC the evening by introducing the event, fanfaring the courses, creating audience participation and ensuring that a good time is had by all.
International gatherings require interesting music and he not only plays but sings in several languages.
Other events have included Shakespeare themed days, TV and Film recording, solo concerts and historic open days.
- Numerous Tudor 'standards'
Full marks for enterprise and imagination! Highlights include some very successful playing on Orpharion and Cittern and vigorously uninhibited strumming on the Colascione.
Prestigious locations include:
- Hever Castle
- HM Tower of London
- Hampton Court Palace
- Warwick Castle
- Arundel Castle
- Berkely Castle
- Lincoln Cathedral
- Alnwick Castle
and many more...
How far do you travel?
Generally up to 250 miles which covers most of England. However, he has performed in California and Australia.
Can you bring other musicians to play with you?
No, as a soloist he can comfortably entertain up to 150 people.
Are you a serious or fun musician?
Both. Wedding ceremonies require formal music but for a reception he switches to engaging with the party, taking silly requests such as Nirvana, Franz Ferdinand, The Stranglers etc.
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.