Medieval Music played by Minstrel on Historical Musical Instruments

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Medieval minstrels available for hire to bring medieval music and authenticity to events, both indoors and outdoors, large and small.

Lee Gillett has been a member of established medieval music band The Troubadours for many years and is available for booking as a solo costumed medieval minstrel or more usually as one half of a duo. Lee can play various replicas of medieval instruments including medieval bagpipe, capped shawm, percussion (tabor, nakers etc), reedpipe, citole, crumhorn, 6 hole pipe, dulcimer, xylophone, horn, hornpipe and a 3 hole pipe and tabor, which is a very tricky feat to perform - playing a 3 hole pipe with one hand while striking a small drum with the other.

Suitable events would include festivals, banquets, fetes, carnivals, and medieval themed days, evenings or parties.

Lee and his fellow minstrel (or minstrels) can perform popular music from 12th. to 16th. centuries performed upon historically accurate musical instruments and reconstructions of medieval instruments. A speciality is running a medieval "drum circle" for kids (this is where up to about 8 children each get a percussion instrument and play a rhythm along with Lee, which is great fun).

By appearing in period dress and by playing from memory Lee aims to take audiences back in time and to bring the music to life either as a "wandering minstrel", moving among the audience or in a more formal setting. Click here to hear a sound sample of Lee playing the medieval bagpipe.

Lee can also be booked as part of the 3 piece medieval band The Troubadours or as mentioned, as one part of a medieval duo with one other minstrel.

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Telephone Lee Gillett : 0777 285 6004 - email
Medieval Instruments Played
Medieval Bagpipe
Capped Shawm
3 Hole Pipe & Tabor
6 Hole Pipe
Medieval Hammered Dulcimer

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