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Wine and early music…

Henners Vineyard, Herstmonceux, Saturday 18 June 7.00pm We are delighted to be performing very close to home at an unusual wine-tasting event to herald the beginning of English Wine Week at the wonderful Henners vineyard in Herstmonceux in June. The … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes with Alt J

Alt J’s album The Dream topped the UK album charts back in February. The opening track, Bane, featured David on crumhorn, rackett and medieval pipes. In this podcast, you can hear the group and producer Charlie Andrew explaining how the … Continue reading

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Faronel at the Uckfield Festival

St Margaret’s Church, Buxted, Saturday 16 July 5.00pm On July 16 we will be contributing to a concert in memory of Martin Eastwood as part of the Uckfield Festival. We played with Martin and his wife Jane for many years … Continue reading

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Faronel at the Mayfield Festival

Saturday 23 April 2022 On Saturday 23 April you can hear us playing music from the time of Shakespeare as part of the ‘Sonnet Saunter’ event for the Mayfield Festival run by the Wateryard Group. You can enjoy an hour’s … Continue reading

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St Matthew’s Church, Redhill, Surrey

17 February 1.10pm We are pleased to be returning to Redhill to participate in the lunchtime concert series at St Matthew’s church. Our programme will present vocal and instrumental music that reflects various aspects of medieval and renaissance life such … Continue reading

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Crumhorns and ∆ …!

David was in the studio recently recording with indie band Alt-J for their forthcoming album The Dream, which will include some of Faronel’s bagpipes, crumhorns, cornamusen and racketts. The recording was done in an appropriately medieval setting – the great … Continue reading

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Gin & Topic

The combination of gin and early music being a particularly pleasurable one, David was delighted to be invited to take part in the podcast series Gin & Topic recently. His tipple of choice was Anno’s Extreme 95 – the world’s … Continue reading

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Medieval Music in the Dales

Faronel will be on the virtual stage of the online Medieval Music in the Dales Festival on 20th March at about 7.25pm. We will be performing two songs by St Godric of Finchale, and the virelai Par maintes foys by … Continue reading

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Return to Clayton

St John the Baptist, Clayton, West Sussex, 7.30pm, 22 June 2019Tickets £10, available on the door We’re looking forward to our visit to the beautiful church of St John the Baptist in Clayton, West Sussex on 22 June 2019. We … Continue reading

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A Medieval Day in Hawkhurst

On March 1st we took part in a Medieval Day held at Saint Ronan’s School in Hawkhurst, Kent, where David is Director of Music. The children participated in workshops in music, history, English and much else throughout the day, and … Continue reading

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