©1588 Made in Elizabethan England
Find us at stately homes, castles, banquets and special events
We play a variety of reproduction historical instruments to create the sound and atmosphere of England as it was in the late 16th century. Many of the instruments from that period have a magnificent and very evocative sound, a sound we aim to revive. So, our instruments range from quiet renaissance recorders, through the curiously curved crumhorn to loud shawms and English bagpipes, with the odd plucked-string instrument thrown in.
de Mowbray’s Musicke also run period dances. You will choose a "Most Important Person" for the evening who will lead some of the dances, with our help. We will teach everyone dances, from stately pavans and lively branles to Tudor country dances. Why not book us for your special event?
We work in the household of the de Mowbray’s as the resident musicians. So, we call ourselves de Mowbray’s Musicke. This is a rather grand title, but we delight in playing music for all occasions. Most of these are for our Lord and His Lady and their court, but we can sometimes also be found playing for the country folk when our Lord and His Lady are away on their own progresses.
Haddon Hall, Derbyshire
We also have an extensive repertoire of medieval music and dances that we will happily demonstrate for you and teach you. All performed with costume and instruments suitable for this earlier period. Go on. Release your inner Friar Tuck!
I just wanted to email and say how good I thought your performances were at Framlingham on the weekend! I think it is really great for music of this period to be promoted with such verve and vigour, particularly on such a hot day with reeded instruments. Well done and good effort!
Already the diary is beginning to fill up. We are looking forward to a bumper year of music and dance. Hope to see you there.
Join us at this amazing medieval joust. Hosted by English Heritage at Belsay Castle in Northumberland.