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The Piper & the Fiddler 5 artists
A celebration of 17th century celtic instrumental music


Nutmeg and Ginger 5-8 artists
Spicy London ballads of Shakespeare's time
Singer, violin, recorder, lute, bass viol (optional extras: cittern & bandora, virginals)


All the King’s Men
6-8 artists
Music from the many plays and entertainments performed in the Globe theatre and at court by Shakespeare’s acting company, The King’s Men, during the reign of their patron King James I
Soprano, violin, recorder, lute, bandora &  viol (optional extras: baritone, virginals, jester )


Shakespeare's Musick 7-8 artists
Music from Shakespeare's plays and the Globe Theatre
Soprano, violin, recorder, cittern, lute, bandora & viol (optional extras: virginals)


Rough Musick
5-6 artists
100 years of popular instrumental music from London's taverns, streets, theatres, coffee houses and music rooms - a survey of real low-life, underground, foot-stomping folky ballad tunes, divisions and country dances from Elizabethan times to the Restoration, with a host of unusual instruments
Violins, recorders, cittern, lutes, guitars, bandoras, viols


All in a Garden Green
6 artists
A programme inspired by the love of 16th- and 17th-century English poets and musicians for gardens and their pleasures
Singer, violin, recorder, lute, guitar, bandora, viol


John Dowland his Delight 7-9 artists
The Musicians of the Globe explore the mirth and melancholy in Dowland's music


For Severall Friends 5-8 artists
Elizabethan and Jacobean music, merry and doleful, from home, court, street and tavern
Soprano, violin, recorder, lute, bass viol (optional extras: cittern & bandora, virginals)


Gloriana! Music for Elizabeth 8-9 artists
A celebration of Elizabeth I and her Royal musicians
2 singers, violin, recorder, cittern, lute, bandora & viol (optional extra: harpsichord or virginals)


Queens of Musicke
7-9 artists
The Private Musicke of Mary Queen of Scots & Elizabeth I
Soprano, violin, recorder, cittern, lute, bandora & viol (optional extras: baritone, virginals)


Musicke Fyne – a Scottish consort
8-9 artists
Music from the Court of Scotland 1550-1650
Soprano, “Scottish” consort of violin, recorder, cittern, lute, harp, viol & virginals (optional extra: baritone)


Shakespeare – Oxford’s Mask? 7-9 artists
Was Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, the author of the plays? He was certainly a patron of Morley, Dowland, Byrd, Farmer, Edwards, Hales and others…
Soprano, violin, recorder, cittern, lute, bandora & viol (optional extras: baritone, virginals)


Knightly Revels 13 artists
Songs and dances from the most lavish and colourful of the Jacobean court masques, including Lord Hayes’ Masque, The Masque of Oberon, The Lord’s Masque, Gray’s Inn  Masque and The Squires’ Masque
3 singers, recorder, violins, violas, viol, lutes, cittern, bandora & harpsichord


Private Lives 5-9 artists
Dances, instrumental music and songs of love, longing, satire, betrayal and courtly invective associated with Elizabeth I and the rise and fall of her favourite courtier, Robert Devereux Earl of Essex, by Dowland, Byrd, Rosseter,  Batchelar, Martin and others
Soprano, violin, recorder, theorbo & viol (optional extras: baritone, cittern, bandora, virginals)


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