Emily performs regularly with many different period and contemporary music ensembles. Here are a few links to their websites. Please feel free to contact any of them to book concerts/events or to discuss repertoire.
Shawms, Curtals, Bagpipes, Recorders: Blondel have established themselves as one of the UK’s most skillful and engaging renaissance wind ensembles. From Machault to Morley, they combine skill and expertise with a visceral performance style, which will move both your emotions and your feet!!Download or order Albums below
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Zephirus His Sweete Breeth (debut album) – A celebration of wind music from the late 14th & early 15th centuries,
Owre Kynge Went Forth (download only) – The Tale of Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt told in words and music – featuring actor Anthony Taylor
Of Arms and a Woman – Released in early 2019 on the label First Hand Records and inspired by the writings of Christine de Pisan, this is a chronicle of love, loss, chivalry and memory built around the late medieval wind music of Dufay, Binchois, Ciconia, Landini and Machaut, performed on shawms, slide trumpet, recorders, sackbut, bagpipes and percussion
Amyas are a period instrument group specialising in exuberant performances of historical repertoire. The core members are Emily Baines and Arngeir Hauksson. All performers are specialists in the historically informed performance, with many leading the way in cutting-edge research into earlier practices. The group are committed to an understanding of history but also to embracing the 21st century and new possibilities for performance spaces and techniques. Similarly, they are passionate both about discovering unknown early sources and also improvisation and composition. Their performances range from the well-loved classics of the eighteenth century (imbued with their typical flair of course!) to electronic manipulation of medieval songs and dances – and everything in between!
The Fellowshippe of Musickers
Medieval and renaissance music performed by fabulous highly skilled and knowledgeable players with huge flair and vitality. All the members, in addition to world-class classical training, have a foot in the folk camp, giving huge energy to all performances. You can contact the group on Facebook here
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Ce Jour De L’An – a feast of all things midwinter featuring Christmas and New Year music from the 12th -17th centuries – the perfect soundtrack to the season
As Y Lay Upon A Nyght – Music celebrating the Virgin Mary comes in many forms from the meditative to the barnstorming in this album, evidence that the devil definitely does NOT have all the best tunes!
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