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Making music in the North-east: waits and minstrels around the region

28th April 2016, 14:00 to 15:00, Chapel of the Nine Altars, Durham Cathedral, Diana Wyatt

A free public talk to accompany the exhibition Plays, Processions and Parchment.

Records from all parts of the North-East testify to a vibrant and varied musical culture from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. From bands of town waits playing to welcome royal visitors, to musicians on the staff of great houses, to minstrels touring the country looking for (and often finding) lucrative opportunities to entertain the public, the evidence lets us 'hear' music everywhere. This talk highlights some intriguing examples from the region.

Contact d.k.j.wyatt@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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