Tewkesbury Medieval Music Festival

Saturday 15 October 2011

Tewkesbury Abbey pipe and tabor

Tewkesbury Abbey hurdy gurdy

On Saturday October 15th, the Medieval group Waytes & Measures, from Gloucestershire, will be hosting a day of medieval music in the lovely old town of Tewkesbury

Players of all levels and with appropriate instruments are invited to attend for a day of enlightenment, instruction and music making. There will be talks and workshops on various aspects of medieval music but the focus of the day will be the musicians themselves, working in ad hoc groups to share ideas and play together.

For the purposes of the workshop and concert, Waytes & Measures define the term ‘Medieval Music’ as music up to the time of Henry VIII, but not beyond. In the evening, the participants will give a public concert in Holy Trinity Church Hall, 10 Oldbury Rd, Tewkesbury GL20 5NA. Members of the public will be invited to attend this concert at an admission charge of £5 per head.

Timetable for the day:

  • 09:30   Meet and Greet at the Tewkesbury Heritage Centre (upstairs room)
  • 10:00   Presentations and Workshops
  • 12:15   Lunch (there are plenty of good eating houses in the area)
  • 13:45   Working in groups in the Heritage Centre and in Tewkesbury Museum, 41 Church St, GL20 5S
  • 16:30   Tea
  • 18:30   Doors open for Concert in the Holy Trinity Church Hall
  • 19:00   Concert begins
  • 21:00   Concert ends


Places will be limited to 30 on a first-come first-served basis. To book a place for the day, please send a cheque for £15 payable to “Waytes and Measures” to the following address:
Medieval Music Day
“Sweets of May”
11a Greet Rd
GL54 5JT

Please indicate what instrument(s) you play and whether you would be willing to give a talk/presentation or to head up a workshop.

This workshop was first advertised at www.medievalmusicfest.org.uk

Waytes & Measures