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by saracen
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: a few things on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: a few things on ebay

few more things up - I've posted a link - cheers!
by saracen
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Medieval, Tudor and Georgian clothing and footwear FS
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Medieval, Tudor and Georgian clothing and footwear FS

I have another load of kit on ebay. Here's a link to one item: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172568010623?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 In all I have: Medieval: hangerok fourteenth century surcote (female) chaperon child's smock fifteenth-century hat (male) two rustic smocks or...
by saracen
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: a few things on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: a few things on ebay

It did al go, yes, but I'll be putting more up, similar kind of things, over the next week or so. I'll post when I do! Cheers.
by saracen
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: a few things on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 625

a few things on ebay

I have a few items on ebay ending this Sunday and Monday. Here's the link to one of them: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172539138360?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 Here is what I have: Tudor jerkin in blue wool Tudor /late 15thc doublet in brown wool Tudor woman's gown in black ...
by saracen
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Falconry, Music, Story-tellers
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Falconry, Music, Story-tellers

Only just spotted this, but if not too late we (Trouvere) are available, and pretty close at hand to Durham as well.
Music, theatre, storytelling...
All info at http://www.medievalminstrels.com or email trouvere_york@hotmail.com
by saracen
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: New member - medieval music

Hi there, drop me a line at medievalmusicinthedales@gmail.com and I'd be happy to help. You're right to think it might be expensive, but there are some amazing makers out there. Cheers!
by saracen
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: New member - medieval music
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: New member - medieval music

Well, no, it's not impossible to get an authentically created rebec. Get in touch if you need any suggestions of makers! While I'm here, can I also alert you to 'Medieval Music in the Dales' - every September, at Bolton Castle in Yorkshire - performances, instrument makers, sessions, dance, workshop...
by saracen
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales Box Office Open
Replies: 0
Views: 902

Medieval Music in the Dales Box Office Open

Hello all The online box office is now open for Medieval Music in the Dales: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/trouvere Workshops are filling up but there is still room on the Dance workshops (15th century dance and 13th century dance options) amongst others, plus the amazing display by instrument make...
by saracen
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales 2-4 Sep - Traders Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 719

Medieval Music in the Dales 2-4 Sep - Traders Wanted

Hi Medieval Music in the Dales is taking place at Bolton Castle in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire 2-4 September this year. The event, and its accompanying medieval market, begins at 1pm on the Friday and ends at 5pm on the Sunday. It's possible for traders to stay on site throughout. Period tents welc...
by saracen
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Jack, PM me for the accaommodation lists. There's loads of options nearby - just let me have your email.
Gill (Medieval Music in the Dales)
by saracen
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Medieval Music in the Dales

Hello all - another heads up about our amazing festival of medieval music at Bolton Castle, September 2nd-4th this year. Concerts, workshops, open stages and an amazing array of instruments complete with their makers. And all medieval music, of course. I know it's a long way off but we are about to ...
by saracen
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Tagelharpa in re-enactment?
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Re: Tagelharpa in re-enactment?

It looks a lot like what I know as a crwth - a bowed lyre type that became particularly associated with Wales, but wasn't limited to that area originally. I wouldn't call it Viking - although as there are clearly similar instruments in Scandinavia one couldn't rule it out! The crwth has a fingerboar...
by saracen
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Polyester Cloak...for vikings.
Replies: 12
Views: 2877

Re: Polyester Cloak...for vikings.

Thanks for those tips Alice, it's all the information I've been after in one handy package!
by saracen
Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Music in the Dales September 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1176

Medieval Music in the Dales September 2016

Okay, I know this is massively early to be flagging up an event, but we want to let as many interested people as possible know about this early on so that we can both get and share ideas! Medieval minstrels Trouvère are putting together an ambitious new event for 2016. 'Medieval Music in the Dales' ...
by saracen
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 12th / 13th century flute / recorder
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: 12th / 13th century flute / recorder

I must say that I agree with Jack. The OP asked for correct period instruments. I've pointed the OP in the direction of the six-hole whistles made by Jean-Daniel Talma. We use one of these - its a good price, beautifully made with a lovely tone and much better for the period than a recorder, which i...
by saracen
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 5081

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

I'm tempted to suggest that a priest with a concubine and a couple of kids in tow might make a very interesting presentation, and certainly might get people talking. The everyday priest might not be particularly learned also, and there's plenty of scope for preaching in the vernacular and mixing wit...
by saracen
Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 5081

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

An early Franciscan would be great! Not least because I am currently writing about one (fiction) and we can help each other out... Hope you find a group and good luck with the research. Thanks for the book recommendations Brother R.
by saracen
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 5081

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

You know, brother, I wasn't suggesting I knew the whole reason for the lack of religion in reenactment. I do think altered attitudes play a role, however. It is perhaps similar to the reluctance some feel to role play medieval status and deference. You are of course right about the nature of the lay...
by saracen
Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where is the church in reenactment?
Replies: 38
Views: 5081

Re: Where is the church in reenactment?

Religion plays far too minor a role in medieval reenactment, perhaps reflecting the diminished contemporary role of Christianity. I think it would be great for you to portray a religious figure and I'm sure there must be groups that would welcome such an addition to their ranks.
by saracen
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th C. Literacy
Replies: 9
Views: 1987

Re: 13th C. Literacy

On medieval orality and literacy: Michael T. Clanchy, From Memory to Written Record. England 1066-1307, 2nd edition (Oxford: Blackwell, 1993) Joachim Bumke, Courtly Culture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991) Ralph Turner, The 'Miles Literatus' in Twelfth-and-Thirteenth-Century England:...
by saracen
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Advice please on square neckline
Replies: 12
Views: 2215

Re: Advice please on square neckline

Hi - you do see occasional square necklines in late 15thc images, but I would say it is a rare style, especially for north-west Europe. The v-neckline is far far more prevalent, so I'd avoid this style and - speaking personally - also this trader as it does not seem they are giving you good advice f...
by saracen
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sleeveless Doublets for archers...
Replies: 63
Views: 9259

Re: Sleeveless Doublets for archers...

There is parti-coloured clothing in the painting of the Seven Works of Mercy in Pickering church, good pictures here: http://www.paintedchurch.org/picker7w.htm
by saracen
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic history books for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 951

Napoleonic history books for sale

I am selling a load of books on behalf of a friend - it's mostly but not exclusively Napoleonic military history, so might interest Napoleonic re-enactors. I'm selling through a Facebook page and will be making my way through the collection over the next few weeks. I've started off with works on Nap...
by saracen
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lace Wars / Eighteenth century books for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1120

Lace Wars / Eighteenth century books for sale

Just to update my earlier post, I have now posted all the Napoleonic books that are up for sale and have moved on to the eighteenth century with an inventory including several uniform reference guides and a couple of excellent costume books - items include: Buck, Anne: Dress in Eighteenth Century En...
by saracen
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown Hem Hook - 1500s
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Re: Gown Hem Hook - 1500s

It is a really interesting discussion, thanks all. As Frances asked, any evidence for pre-Tudor?
by saracen
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Mediaeval Trumpet
Replies: 12
Views: 5410

Re: Mediaeval Trumpet

Ancient brass, that sounds really interesting - do you have a website or something? would like to keep in touch. Not so long ago I acquired a very lovely, and quite old (though not medieval! - it's just an old replica) s-shaped trumpet which I am getting to grips with this winter. I've been playing ...
by saracen
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Wig makers at IHLF
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: Wig makers at IHLF

Hair Story - www.invogueandvintage.co.uk
Cheers!
by saracen
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: New 18th-century tune book
Replies: 1
Views: 1730

Re: New 18th-century tune book

Congratulations Chris!
by saracen
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Trouvere CDs for Christmas!
Replies: 0
Views: 1421

Trouvere CDs for Christmas!

As you may know, we are currently running a Kickstarter project to help fund our new guide to 'Tudor Dance'. We have created a new pledge which offers a great value way to pick up a few Trouvere CDs - £25 for your pick of three. Here's the link to the project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tro...
by saracen
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Interesting job at Beamish
Replies: 0
Views: 1464

Interesting job at Beamish

A friend pointed this one out to me - could be rather fun for the right person! It's the second post listed on the site:
http://www.beamish.org.uk/vacancies/
Promoting period music and dance - and in a lovely setting too.

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