Severall Friends: Ballads & Bards—17th century popular music

April 28, 2018

Saturday 7:30 PM

Tickets $20, students with ID FREE; available at the door or online

Tudor London was crowded, malodorous, colorful, and tuneful. Its soundscape included trumpet calls, raucous wind bands keeping the times of day, and ballads hawked and bawled out by scurrilous ballad-mongers. Shakespeare and his contemporaries have given us vivid accounts of Elizabethan balladry, which we will recreate—minus fleas and the picking of pockets. Our songs run the gamut:Tragical, comical, historical, tragical-historical, and tragical-comical historical-pastoral!

Drew Minter, voice; Shira Kammen, fiddle; Mark Rimple, cittern and voice; and Mary Springfels, viola da gamba.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, Concert at 7:30 sharp
Tickets are available ONLINE or at the door. Please arrive early for choice seats!
Admission: $20, students with ID FREE