Talks

Medieval Music and Instruments
by Jonathan Weeks

Date: Tuesday 8 December 2015

Delightful sounds together with fascinating cultural and social insights are guaranteed for this Members’ Christmas Entertainment evening.  

Medieval Music and Instruments

Jonathan Weeks has been collecting and playing medieval musical instruments since studying Archaeology at Reading University. He first became interested in them through their depictions in medieval art and the pioneering work of David Munrow and the Early Music Consort.

He has been collecting these instruments in modern reproduction form for 35 years, using information gleaned from medieval sculpture and paintings or from present-day folk survivals in Eastern Europe, Latin America or the Middle East.

Jon will play the pipe and tabor and other instruments from his collection with an amusing commentary on the music and instruments themselves.

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