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The Art of the Medieval Minstrel

Peter Bull is wearing a straw hat, traditional medieval clothes and strumming a lute or similar medieval instrument.

Performed by Peter Bull

When: Monday 03 July, 20.30-21.30
Where: Stage@Leeds: Stage 2
Price: £12.00

‘Unforgettable.... Amazingly versatile... Marvellously entertaining’, Leicester Mercury

‘Musical wizard’, Gazette & Herald, North Yorkshire

‘If music be the food of love, then heritage musician Peter Bull has enough on his menu for a medieval banquet’, Lancashire Telegraph

Peter Bull is a historical musician, who has performed regularly for many years at the Tower of London and at Hampton Court Palace with the acclaimed historical interpreters Past Pleasures, as well as at numerous properties in the care of the National Trust and English Heritage. His solo recitals have included appearances at the Leicester Early Music Festival, the Spanish Institutes in London and Manchester, the Leeds City Art Gallery, and the Leeds International Medieval Congress.

In this concert, he performs dance music from England (Gresley manuscript, 15th century), from France (Manuscrit du Roi, 13th century), and from Italy (Piacenza, c.1450 & Ebreo/Ambrosio, 1463); he also performs Spanish music from Las Cantigas de Santa Maria (1221-1284) and El Cancionero de Palacio (1474-1516). He will play a variety of replica mediaeval musical instruments (wheel fiddle [hurdy-gurdy], hammered dulcimer, recorders, and gittern), and sing to the accompaniment of a medieval lute.

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