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Friday, December 22nd, 2017
7:30 PM
Old Christmas Returned - Christmas celebrated, banned and restored in 17th century England.

A seasonal programme following the calendar from Advent to Candlemas in music, words and song. Carols, ballads, consort music, lutesongs, readings and solos for the viol and lute.
Includes music by Byrd, Gibbons, Lawes, Locke, Peerson, and Purcell; readings from Shakespeare and Herrick; and a number of Puritan rants against, and Royalist defences of Christmas.

Eleanor Cramer: Soprano, Bass Viol
Alison Kinder: Viols, Recorders
Robin Jeffrey: Lute, Guitar
Tamsin Lewis: Violin, Viols, Alto
Michael Palmer: Actor, Baritone