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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 where audience members are encouraged to sit back and enjoy the show, ask questions or even join in some rousing drinking songs and rounds! Anything could happen and probably will!

LINE UP

The Telling:

Emily Baines, voice, recorders, bagpipes, spoons

Giles Lewin, voice, fiddle, oud, bagpipes

Clare Norburn, voice

Jamie Akers, lute/cittern

Jean Kelly, harp

TOUR

  • Sun, 23 Jun
    Leaf
    23 Jun 2024, 20:30 – 22:00
    Leaf, 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ, UK
    23 Jun 2024, 20:30 – 22:00
    Leaf, 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ, UK
    Relaxed, informal concert/jamming session of music ranging from medieval to folk
  • Wed, 24 Jul
    St Michael and All Angels, Walthamstow
    24 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    St Michael and All Angels, Walthamstow, Northcote Rd, London E17 6PQ, UK
    24 Jul 2024, 19:30 – 20:30
    St Michael and All Angels, Walthamstow, Northcote Rd, London E17 6PQ, UK
    As part of Music in the Village. Relaxed, informal concert/jamming session of music ranging from medieval to folk
  • Wed, 02 Oct
    The Brunswick
    02 Oct 2024, 00:00
    The Brunswick, 1 Holland Rd, Hove BN3 1JF, UK
    02 Oct 2024, 00:00
    The Brunswick, 1 Holland Rd, Hove BN3 1JF, UK
    As part of Brighton Early Music Festival. Relaxed, informal concert/jamming session of music ranging from medieval to folk
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