Musicke in the Ayre’s second Autumn foray in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel straddles the English Channel of the 16th and 17th centuries. Northern songbird Carmel Edwards flies South to sing to Din Ghani’s lute in an exploration of the timeless genre of solo voice with acoustic plucked strings, with songs that would have been heard on either side of La Manche.
Although in its infancy, the emerging music publishing industry made this wonderful music more widely accessible, often with the help of patronage from the nobility. Composers like John Dowland, who popularised the English lutesong and kicked off a publishing boom in lutesong books, had their counterparts in France who churned out volumes of Airs de cour. The publishers knew this was music that would sell; join Carmel and Din to see why!
Doors open at 6pm. Admission includes a free glass of wine or soft drink.
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