Belinda Sykes & JOGLARESA

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Boogie Knights!

Supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation


Join early music group Joglaresa for a plague party (see Boccaccio's Decameron!) where the knights are villainous and the dancers seductive. Alongside the medieval 'hit' Machaut's Douce Dame there are many lesser-known pieces that you'll wish you'd always known - some of medieval Europe's 'funkiest' tunes (it wasn't all plainchant you know)!

Obviously, Joglaresa draw upon the 1270's rather than the 1970's.
Any reference to the 1970's is entirely... coincidental intentional.

Lots of new repertoire - songs may include 'The Merciful Knight' (Se ome fezer de grado), 'The Knight who Became the Devil's Vassal' (U alguen a Jesucristo), 'The Thieving Knight' (Ali u a penedenca), 'The Knight Rendered Impotent by the Virgin Mary' (Sempr' acha Santa Maria), 'The Imprisoned Knight' (De muitas guisas), plus dance songs, musings on our mortality, and compositions/arrangements of medieval song by us modern minstrels - all delivered with the group's inimitable energy and cheer. Joglaresa

Belinda Sykes - voice, recorder, director

Victoria Couper - voice

Jeremy Avis - voice, percussion

May Robertson - fidel, voice

Louise Anna Duggan - voice, harp, perc

Elsa Bradley - dulcimer, percussion

Jordan Murray - dulcimer, percussion

MP3 Demos:
Douce dame jolie
Man mai longe lives weene
The Thieving Knight
The Imprisoned Knight

magic and menaceThe Times

"never a dull moment... brilliantly off kilter"
BBC Music Magazine

unhingedThe Arts Desk

“exciting air of authenticity, compulsive rhythmic energy,
luxuriantly ornamental solos” The Telegraph



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