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Make We Mirth!
Concert bookings for December 2017

Using no mirth-control Joglaresa blow the dust off medieval song and romp through Christmas Past - with medieval and folk song as a springboard for their invention.

Amongst their own newly-composed carols such as A Lovely Rose and a mashup of rapper Flo Rida's You Spin My Head Round with a medieval motet, there will also be Blow, Blow thou Winter Wind by Orlando Gough.

With fidel, harp, bells, bagpipes, dulcimer and voices Joglaresa ring in Christmas and New Year.

MP3 Demos:
Personent hodie
Lullay my Chyld
Ave beata femina
Adam Lay y-bownden
Ave rosa novella

Thrilling and hauntingThe Times

ground-breaking ensemble of cultural nomads
The Scotsman

"sound scholarship, a combined experience of many musical cultures, and a spirited delivery of stories"
Early Music Today

I was blown away by their charm and originality
The Scotsman

One marked highlight at St. John’s Smith Square’s Christmas festivities was Joglaresa - it was packed with punters, for Belinda Sykes’ spirited medieval ensembleThe Independent

Belinda Sykes - voice, bagpipes, director
Angela Hicks - voice, harp
Lea Cornthwaite - voice, gittern, castanets
May Robertson - fidel, voice
Louise Anna Duggan - percussion, dulcimer, voice
(Plus special guest - Emma Kirkby - for a London concert at the Cutty Sark)

Downloadable hi-res photos:Joglaresa




Confirmed 2017 Concert Dates:
Thu 23 Nov Andover

Tue 5 Dec Chipping Sodbury
Sat 9 Dec Hemel Hempstead
Mon 11 Dec York
Tue 12 Dec Skipton
Thu 14 Dec Nottingham
Sat 16 Dec Cutty Sark, London
Tue 19 Dec Cockermouth