Green Matthews Present A Brief History Of Music

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The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Chris and Sophie paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the
familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and
the commonplace.

The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical
intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and
bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That
and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!

Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as cittern,
rauschpfeife and virginal (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of
Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from
which you won’t want to return!

“You guys are awesome!” Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe

“Eclectic and enjoyable… a bewildering range of instruments” English Dance and Song Magazine

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Green Matthews Present A Brief History Of Music

Type:Music

Manor House, Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT
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Opening Times

Season (24 Mar 2023)
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Friday19:00

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