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Concert of Medieval Music performed by Yppotryl

10 September 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

As part of this years Heritage Open Days Yppotryl presents mediaeval music – song and instrumental, dating from around the 13th to the 15th centuries.

Yppotryl’s three members all sing and play instruments, but most of the time Karen Jones sings soprano, whilst Rachel Tedd and Simon Pickard play various musical instruments such as psaltery, harp and recorder.

In origin, the Yppotryl is one of the more obscure medieval mythical creatures, and the repertoire the group performs is, if not mythical, certainly obscure. Much of the music of the time has not survived, and performance practice is not as well-documented as for later periods. Simon Pickard says: “we are under
no illusions that we can be ‘authentic’, but we try to avoid being
completely anachronistic – except when we know that we are, in which case we will alert you to our deviations from historical fact!”

The music in the current programme includes a number of pieces from the Galician Cantigas de Santa Maria, one of the richest sources of medieval music, as well as some medieval English pieces (few and far between, these) and a rather unusual German-sourced piece about a Unicorn.

Free entry with donations invited. Please book in advance here

Fairtrade refreshments are available in the Schoolroom.


10 September 2021
11:00 am - 11:45 am
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