Cancionero Weekend

June 23, 2018

We were fortunate to be entertained by medieval musicians Cancionero this weekend. They decided to set up on the lawn and it was a perfect setting as the sun set behind them. The instruments were very interesting, the hurdy-gurdy was simply beautiful. The wind instruments were very much like our recorders we use now days but when Tony and Ann played them together they made delightful tunes and you couldn't help but tap your feet in time to the music. Amongst the wind instument there was a cow horn, I expected it to make a bellowing noise but the sound it made was beautiful and haunting. A rare Yellow Hammer bird decided to join in the chorus, it was stunning to hear. Every time Tony stopped playing the Yellow Hammer stopped too, it truly was accompanying the hauntingly beautiful music. 

Then it was time for us to do a little bit of work as Tony taught us some medieval dances on the lawn. They were such fun I haven't laughed that much in ages, we were all crying with laughter. The dances were quite simple and even I could follow Tony's direction. Dee had a 'little difficulty' but was helped along with her 'supporting cast' which was absolutely hilarious.  

All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and we hope to see Tony and Ann again very soon. Thank you so much for entertaining us Cancionero.





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