A Romp through the Middle Ages

Early music group Joglaresa takes us back to when the knights are villainous, the dancers seductive, and even the lullabies are groovy in their hit show Boogie Knights! 

This programme includes medieval ‘hits’ such as Machaut’s Douce Dame and music by the anonymous Orientis Partibus. Who…?

“Never a dull moment… brilliantly off kilter”

BBC Music Magazine

Obviously, Joglaresa draw more upon the 1270’s than the 1970’s – and bring us some of medieval Europe’s ‘funkiest’ tunes. However, spotting the occasional references to the 1970’s will be part of this programme’s fun!

Often written out of the textbooks, women too were professional musicians, composers and poets.

Celebrating the week of International Women’s Day (8th March), Joglaresa also perform songs by Hildegard of Bingen, the Arab-Andalusian Princess Wallada,the trobairitz Bieiris de Romans, the Byzantine Abbess Kassia. It just sounds too exotic to be true – but it is

There are also new compositions and arrangements of medieval song by modern minstrels Sianed Jones, Elisabeth Flett and Belinda Sykes. And all delivered with the group’s inimitable energy and cheer.

After a sell out concert at the Pump Room in 2016, Jogleresa’s inimitable energy and enthusiasm will be back in the city for the start of Bath Recitals’ 2020 season on 14 March.

With tickets from £5 to £20, don’t miss the chance for an evening of great music and laughter when Joglaresa makes this welcome return to Bath – and all delivered with the group’s irrepressible cheeriness, rebellion and, above all, fun!

Joglaresa: Boogie Knights

Saturday 14 March, 7.30pm
St. Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ

Tickets £5 – £20 available online – click on button below.