A Tudor Evening with Courtlye Musick

October event 2022 A Tudor Evening with Courtlye Musick Photo by Jon Whitfield

We had a wonderful evening of Tudor music with Courtlye Musick  on 22nd October 2022 at Shipinnarts, at The Ship Inn Country Hotel at Ashford Hill RG19 8BD

Anita and Martin Felton and Anne and Gareth Jones performed from the early Tudor songbook, now termed as ‘Henry VIII manuscript’ – the music was so beautifully performed and on

So many replicated musical instruments of the day. Pieces such as  “Hey nonny nonny” played by the pipe and tabor, fiddle, crumhorns and voices.  “The Kyng’s Pavan, played on cornetto, pipe and tabor,

Shawm and sackbut. “Fantasia con Pause e senza Pause” on recorders was absolutely beautiful!  Chanson-Bergerette, “Dont vient cela” played on harp, lute, voice, recorder and viol.  Our wonderful audience got into the spirit, and put Tudor garments on, kindly brought by Courtlye Musick. We had Tudor food of bread, pate and cheese and also honey cakes, orange shortbread and also marchpane Tudor roses.   Courtlye Musick play replicas of the instruments found on the Mary Rose, and just two weeks before, visited the Mary Rose to view the originals – many of these instruments were found in the sunken ship. The historical facts were very much part of the evening, linking the concert together with the various pieces of music.   Courtlye Musick will be with us on 15th April 2023 7pm, ‘Shakespeare readings and music of the time on period instruments’.