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Medieval Music in the Dales

Postby saracen » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:07 am

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 launch our Crowdfunder campaign. This is our principal way of raising funds and basically it allows people to get advance tickets at the very best prices. The campaign also offers tickets that will not be available at a later date, such as
- the Performer Pass - a massively discounted ticket available to those who want to come and play on the open stages. There loads of opportunity to showcase what you do and it brings other benefits as well. Only rule - it must be medieval repertoire (we're saying no later than 1500) and (obviously perhaps...) not amplified,
- camping tickets. The castle offers limited camping room; book soon to secure a place!
- group tickets for groups of up to 10 or 15 people. Great discounts, we thought this might be good for reenactment groups wanting to come along for the day?
The crowdfunding campaign starts on 15th March and lasts through till Easter. We've got to make our money in this time so please give us your support. Our Facebook page gives regular updates, and I'll post again here.
http://www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/medieval musicinthedales
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/medieval-m ... -the-dales (goes live 15 Feb)



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Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Postby Jack Campin » Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:50 pm

Will there be any non-camping (B&B or self-catering) accommodation?



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Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Postby saracen » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:00 am

Jack, PM me for the accaommodation lists. There's loads of options nearby - just let me have your email.
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Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Postby 40/- freeholder » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 am

This is an event that could do with more reminders on this forum.
I went in costume this year, as a MOP, on the Sunday and spent a very happy afternoon between the bar and other free performance areas, listening to superb musicians with no electronic gadgetry playing period music in a castle and happily spinning. Delighted to find another lady had also been inspired to don costume and bring spinning so had someone to talk to.
The re-enactors market was smaller than last year. More promotion both here & in local press that there was also a market of non-musical items might have helped.
What I would really like to see here is some afternoon dancing, involving MOPs, of Bransle eg washerwoman's & horse. The dance workshops are too early in the morning for me to get to the site and the evening ball is too late for me to get home afterwards.



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Re: Medieval Music in the Dales

Postby saracen » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:04 pm

I'm glad you enjoyed it. To be honest, I am rarely on this forum now (I'm sorry to see it so little used compared to a few years ago, but it's a fact) and promote the event mainly through social media, on many of the reenactment and musical groups and pages. I take what you say about promoting the medieval market more specifically and thanks for the tip.
With regard to dancing, the Arbeau branles are outside the time limits for the event. We are really careful to stick to a cut-off date of 1500, and the branles are simply too late to be classed as medieval for our purposes, notwithstanding that they are so often danced at 15th century events! However - I know it's a bit of a wait! - the 2020 festival has a dancing theme and there will be a great deal of dancing during the day at the castle as well as in workshops and during the evening.
Here's the website for everyone's reference: www.medievalmusicinthedales.co.uk




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