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Want to play/sing with Joglaresa?

Qualities and skills Joglaresa seeks in a fiddler

(Joglaresa owns THREE medieval fidels so not having an instrument is no problem - you'll be lent one)



Audition requirements: a traditional reel, a traditional jig (preferably Irish). 2 Joglaresa pieces: Pastourelle - an uptempo instrumental (mp3 pdf), Commencerai - an atmospheric, rubato song with solo fidel accompaniment (mp3 pdf), Peperit - a song where the fidel plays an improvised extra voice but is not the sole accompaniment (mp3 pdf).

Really 'into' medieval music, or likely to get really 'into' it - it's not a jobsworth, sightreading gig

Folk and classical player

Traditional music influences: North African, and Mediterranean in general; folk music of the British Isles. (It may seem surreal but the styles we use the most are Irish and Arabic...)

Highly virtuoso show-off, able to dazzle with technical brilliance- the fiddler is the main instrumental soloist and needs to be able to compete with Joglaresa's top show-offs: Belinda and Jeremy

Able to read music

Able to play on gut strings

Able to ornament in traditional styles

Improvisation

Able to sing choruses

London-based. This is a London-based band and there are no extra travel expenses

This is an extremely punctual band - all the usual pre-requisites for professional behaviour etc. (don't apply if you're not the punctual type!)

Qualities and skills Joglaresa seeks in a harpist

(Joglaresa does not own a medieval harp, but does own a harpsicle for general use)



Audition requirements: a traditional reel, a traditional jig. 2 Joglaresa pieces: Parlamento - a mixed instrumental (mp3 pdf), Commencerai - an atmospheric, rubato song with solo harp accompaniment (mp3 pdf).

Really 'into' medieval music, or likely to get really 'into' it - it's not a jobsworth, sightreading gig

Folk and classical player

Traditional music influences: North African, and Mediterranean in general; folk music of the British Isles. (It may seem surreal but the styles we use the most are Irish and Arabic...)

Virtuoso show-off

Able to read music

Able to ornament in traditional styles

Improvisation

Able to sing choruses

London-based. This is a London-based band and there are no extra travel expenses

This is an extremely punctual band - all the usual pre-requisites for professional behaviour etc. (don't apply if you're not the punctual type!)

Qualities and skills Joglaresa seeks in a singer


Folk singer (we rarely have a need for bel canto, or for the soprano range)

Able to read music

Able to project without a microphone

Able to ornament in traditional styles

Improvisation for Arabic singers (maqam)

If unable to read music (and preferably sightsing) your folk/language skills must be VERY special

Excellent pronunciation/accent (some, if not all, of: French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew)

Excellent intonation

Traditional music influences: North African, and Mediterranean in general; folk music of the British Isles

London-based. This is a London-based band and there are no extra travel expenses

This is an extremely punctual band - all the usual pre-requisites for professional behaviour etc. (don't apply if you're not the punctual type!)