From: jason robbins [tofutastic_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 06 April 2009 11:59
Subject: A MEDIEVAL BANK HOLIDAY WITH LES DERNIERS TROUVERES

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And now for something completely different.....
Be taken back in time on Bank holiday Monday to Medieval times, where much singing, dancing, drinking and general merriment will occur...this will be a LOT of fun!!

TWILIGHT FOLK PRESENTS….
LES DERNIERS TROUVERES.

WITH SUPPORT FROM PRINCES IN THE TOWER

"Singing the songs of Bards, Troubadours, Trouvères, Minnesänger...echoing the words of medieval poets and philosophers, ever faithful to the virtuous and perfect love of the Fidèles d’Amour...Keeping alive the grand tradition...Sing to us as we sing to you ! May this enchant and delight you !

 We sing songs of the middle age in contemporary French language with authentic medieval melodies or melodies composed in the medieval idiom in order to deliver the listener the richness, strength and a vivid simplicity of the time.Audiences will discover with joy medieval thought and imagery.We are inspired ourselves by the diversity, the immense richness bequeathed to us by medieval society.... A heritage that was drawn in ink on parchment, carved in stone, sculpted in the wood, smelted in glass and woven in linen.We follow in the footsteps of the troubadours, Fidèles d’Amour, Ghazals singer, we sing the fin’Amor, the « perfect love », the « love from afar », pilgrimages, mystical intoxication and the wine, the tavern and the harmony around the table, the « Vouivre » (name of our dragon) and our rugged country, rumours, the Holy Grail quest and Eldorado quest, and Nature's revival in spring, the legend of Merlin and of the forest of Broceliande, the nostalgia for the lost Paradise, the childlike state of wonder, the ladies of olden times, witches, oriental evocations, a tribute to those persecuted by the inquisition, the mirrored world...Our repertoire refers to troubadours, trouveres, clerc Goliard, beguine, soufi, religious masters, … historical events, fables, and legends from the oral tradition.Those important themes, precious for the medieval society, are realised both as an echo to the time that inspired them and with relevance to our contemporary time.The majority of our songs are written by two lyricists, Florian Lacour and Roland Deniaud. We also interpret many songs of Europe in their original language"

www.myspace.com/lesdernierstrouveres 

With support from PRINCES IN THE TOWER
- a three piece Medieval and Renaissance costumed entertainment group ideal for banquets,dances and outdoor events. We own a vast collection of authentic instruments which are loud enough not to require amplification…..
We have a large repertoire of toe tapping tunes and put our heart and soul into every performance. …..We are currently engaged as musical pirates aboard a replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship "The Golden Hinde" moored near London Bridge.  As well as countless medieval banquets and weddings, our more prestigious engagements have included Basel Art Fair in Miami, an art show in Milan, Ringo Starr's garden party and Ludlow Medieval Festival….All three Princes are also members of the Medieval rock band CIRCULUS.

LIVE AT
ORANGE STREET MUSIC CLUB CANTERBURY
Bank Holiday Monday (4th  May)

8.00 pm Tel: 01227 760801 Entry £5.

Also, but certainly not least, dont forget that the amazing RELIG ORAN take their "Vibrant Fusion Roots Music" on a tour of village halls, stopping off at -

MAY 9th Chartham Hatch Village Hall. Plus support

MAY 15th Egerton Village Hall. Plus support

MAY 16th Bossingham Village Hall. Plus support

MAY 23rd Wye Village Hall. Plus support

MAY 30th Dymchurch Village Hall. Plus support

All concerts are £7.00, doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets can be reserved in advance, either ring (01227) 361248 or email andy_at_religoran_dot_co_dot_uk

There is no bar at any of the village halls so feel free to bring your own drinks, food, balloons, baboons (sorry, no chimps)......

It's an uncertain universe! so if you are travelling any distance to a concert, it is always worth giving the venue a quick ring, as changes do happen from time to time.2009

www.religoran.co.uk



Ok, hope to see you all soon!
Jason.

TWILIGHT FOLK CLUB PRESENTS

APRIL-Weds 22nd
THE SONS OF NOEL AND ADRIAN + SHORELINE
“ Acoustic music  that falls loosely into the progressive folk niche….
May-Monday 4th
LES DERNIERS TROUVERES
“Be transported through time by the medieval sounds of the arch viola, the mandola, the bagpipe, the harp and beautiful voices carrying profound words..
MAY-Weds 20th
 KIM THOMPSETT BAND + Support
“Drawing on Celtic, medieval and English folk and identity.“
JUNE-Weds 24TH 
THE KITTIWAKES + Support
“Delicious, intriguing and evocative music, beautifully played and sung by this talented trio. Recommended to twitchers and lovers of folk music alike'“-
OCTOBER -WEDS 21ST
SHARRON KRAUS+
Peter Delaney and C Joynes
“From traditional folk in a Shirley Collins, Anne Briggs style,to her own songs and enchants all the way. An immaculate album from a major new singer.
NOVEMBER-Sat 21st
MARTIN CARTHY
+THE OWL SERVICE
“For four decades, Martin Carthy's work has immeasurably enriched the British folk heritage. He is regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music of the British Isles, as well as a highly influential and much-imitated guitarist. Awarded the MBE for services to English folk music in 1998, his drive and enthusiasm are undiminished and he continues to be one of folk music's great innovators. 

LIVE AT
ORANGE STREET MUSIC CLUB CANTERBURY
8.00 pm Tel: 01227 760801

WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TWILIGHTFOLKCLUB
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