Here’s some recent news from Emily
9/12/16 – SIX WIVES WITH LUCY WORSLEY on the BBC 1
If you’re watching this mini-series on BBC 1 this month listen out for me!
I recorded the music for this a few weeks ago for the wonderful Jessica Dannheisser who has composed the original music for the show. You can catch up here!
20/11/16 – OWRE KYNGE WENT FORTH: HENRY V AND THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT – ALBUM RELEASE!
This album is now available to download FOR FREE from bandcamp.com. It features music from the lifetime of Henry V performed on Recorders, Shawms, bagpipes, fiddle, gittern and percussion – alongside dramatic narration taken from various historical and modern sources – performed by actor Anthony Taylor. Download your copy HERE!
3/11/16 – AGINCOURT ALBUM RELEASE
Within the next couple of weeks BLONDEL’s new album will be released, with launch concerts at Greenwich Early Music Festival, St Mary-at-Hill Church and Colchester Early Music
See the Diary of Events for more details. The album has been generously funded by the Agincourt600 Committee and will therefore be available for download FREE OF CHARGE!! More information to follow SOON.
1/2/16 – NELL GWYNN
Very excited to announce the opening of Nell Gwynn, for which I am Musical Director, at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on 4th Feb!
This week we go into technical rehearsals and on Thursday 4th Feb we open with this fantastic, joyful production. Starring Gemma Arterton as Nell and a fantastic cast (and band!) this show is already selling well. You can find out more here
11/12/15 – MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY EXCITING NEW YEAR
A little message from me to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas season! I’ll be having an actual holiday just prior to the big day in order to prepare for a very busy start to 2016! Blondel will be performing at Hampton Court Palace as part of their Christmas/Twelfth Night festivities. We have also just released our debut album!! Zephirus His Sweete Breeth is available to download now at www.cdbaby.com and we can’t wait for you to hear it! We will also be recording again in early 2016 as a special commission to commemorate the battle of Agincourt….
9/5/15 – NEW CD RELEASE – AND GLOBE NEWS
The Fellowshippe of Musickers has a new online album, released yesterday at our performance in Trollhättan, Sweden! You can download this from https://thefellowshippeofmusickers.bandcamp.com/
I’m also thrilled to announce that I will be Musical Director for a new play ‘Nell Gwynn’ by Jessica Swayle with music by Nigel Hess at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in September/October this year. Looking forward to this very much!
29/3/15 – HAMPTON COURT
Unfortunately we came extremely close with the Barclays Premiership ad pitch, but just missed out on being the final selection
BUT – I’m now excited to be heading to Hampton Court tomorrow to start rehearsals for their 500th anniversary celebration events. Blondel will be performing (in the kitchens!) during the day and also in the evening as part of the champagne receptions – Looking forward to the fireworks!
23/2/15 DIARY UPDATES
Apologies for the lack of updates in the last couple of months! As you will now see I’ve been busy, and following a period of time doing my civic duty on Jury Service I am now settling back into my writing space. I’ve had a few other exciting engagements recently including my Hurdy Gurdy debut and recording a pitch (no pun intended) for an advert for Barclays Premiership for a composer friend. I’ll let you know if it gets picked up!
I’ve also, along with my bandmates been working hard on two forthcoming albums. Release dates are still TBC but watch this space for details of
Zephirus, his swete brethe – Blondel
As Y Lay Upon a Nygt – The Fellowshippe of Musickers
Do have a look through the updated Diary of Events page – I’d love to see you at a performance sometime!