THE TELLING UNCHAINED
EARLY MUSIC AT THE PUB/IN A RELAXED SETTING
Have a drink and relax as The Telling performs an informal, unrehearsed and improvised concert/jamming session of mixed repertoire ranging from unknown medieval gems to traditional/folk favourites.
The Telling Unchained concept was created to offer the audience a behind-the-scenes view of arranging medieval and traditional repertoire for multi-instrumental ensembles. When performing medieval music in particular, many don't realise that ensembles have to create (and sometimes improvise) their own arrangements of what is often a single line melody to take it off the page and work for a particular ensemble lineup, and this means we get a lot more artistic licence than with later repertoires. In this concert, The Telling hopes to demystify this decision-making by not rehearsing but agreeing a setlist and discussing each piece in front of the audience.
This is a relaxed and informal concert so audience members are encouraged to join in whether through making requests, singing, dancing or even with their own instrument - or just sit back and enjoy the show! Anything goes when The Telling's unchained!
Clare Norburn, voice
Emily Baines, voice, recorders, bagpipes, spoons
Giles Lewin, voice, fiddle, oud, bagpipes
Joy Smith, harp & percussion
THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS
The Telling Unchained is supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation.
- Wed, 31 JanThe Old Queens Head, Islington31 Jan 2024, 19:30 – 21:10The Old Queens Head, Islington, 44 Essex Rd, London N1 8LN, UK