Belinda Sykes & JOGLARESA

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"Thrilling and haunting" The Times

Front cover Classical Music Magazine
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Joglaresa

"ground-breaking ensemble of cultural nomads ... blown away by their charm and originality…"
The Scotsman

 

 

 

 

Exciting news! We have a new CD: SIng We Yule
See and hear some snippets here:



The launch concert will be at London's Cutty Sark (tickets here). We'll be a super 'party-sized' Joglaresa and will have the legendary Dame Emma Kirkby as our special 25yr anniversary guest.

Buy the new CD directly from Joglaresa here.

"never a dull moment… brilliantly off-kilter" BBC Music Magazine

"Joglaresa continues to delight and surprise" Classical Music Magazine


Early music's 'bit of rough' - this rebellious London-based medieval/folk ensemble pushes, and often transcends, the limits of what is thought of as early music.... Joglaresa embodies the boldness and improvisatory chutzpah that gets straight to the heart of medieval music.

Directed by Belinda Sykes (soloist at The Royal Albert and Carnegie Halls) Joglaresa comprises outstanding classical, world, folk and jazz musicians - a sound that is at once traditional and contemporary - combining intoxicating elements of Medieval, Middle Eastern and Celtic musics, they create a unique London sound that is both extrovert and intimate.

"carnival-like exuberance ... enjoyable and virtuosic" fROOTS

Just as distinctions between composer and performer were ever blurred, Joglaresa performers are always composing, improvising and arranging.

"Joglaresa's imaginative use of improvisation creates an exciting air of authenticity... compulsive rhythmic energy... luxuriantly ornamental solos" The Telegraph


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2018, 2019, 2020 projects:

The Enchantress of Seville

Heigh Ho the Holly (Xmas 2018)

Sing We Yule (Xmas 2019)

The World Turn'd Upside Down

Nuns & Roses

Love in Time of Unicorns

Bring Us Good Ale (Xmas 2020)

Front Cover ensemble for Classical Music Magazine

Joglaresa Early Music Today

Read the full article Medieval Rebels Come of Age