The Noyse Merchants plays music from the 12th through the 17th centuries on historical musical instruments. Music from the Middle Ages, from early Ireland, Scotland and England. Historically-informed performances are supported with research into areas as diverse as musicology, instrument-making, literature, medieval and Renaissance studies.
1. Solo -- Elizabethan lute.
2. vocalist and Lute -- Some of the best known songs from Shakespeare's plays and Renaissance England.
3. Lute music with Shakespearean texts.
4. 2 Lute players and vocalist
5 Noyse Merchants Band -- Lute, woodwinds, percussion and Hurdygurdy
6. add a singer
costumes are available for an extra fee.
Price Range: begining at 125.00 for solo lute
Gig Length: 20 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
A rare and unusual experiance of hear a museum quality instrument played by a historically informed musician dedicated to this particular instrument. It is quiet and refined. ( amplification available for some situations)
Duo with singer - beautiful art songs from Shakespeare time and song from Shakespeare plays
Duo with Actor- Music from Shakespearean time and text from Shakespeare plays and other contemporaries.
Trio with singer and actor- All of the above
Our Early Music group The Noyse Merchants plays Medieval and Renaissance music as well as music from the early Baroque. We play music from the 12th through the 17th centuries on historical musical instruments. Music from the Middle Ages, the Crusades, music from early Ireland, Scotland and England--essentially popular music from previous centuries. Historically-informed performances are supported with research into areas as diverse as musicology, instrument-making, literature, medieval and renaissance studies, and fine arts.
Additional Booking Notes
must be inside or protected from weather. we can provide sound for small events only.
Renaissance music from the time of Shakespeare.
Influences & Inspiration
Ron Mcfarland, Paul O'Dette, Baltimore consort
chair(no arms) or bench Music stand is nice but i can bring my own
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