The East Anglia Minstrels - Medieval Minstrels

This duo of Norfolk based medieval minstrels perform at a very wide range of events including weddings, corporate events, heritage days, fayres, schools and concerts.
Guide price is for a solo option.

The duo originally formed to bring early music to a new audience. The often lively and rhythmic vivacity of the music along with the unusual sound and appearance of the many instruments we play sparks the imagination of our listeners. This was born out by a series of events held in the Great Hall of the British Museum. A very diverse and mixed audience showed a lot of interest and asked many questions about the music and its performance.

This experience has led them to develop a number of concert formats where we not only perform but also explain the music, instruments and their historic setting. This along with our school visits, where children are given the opportunity to play on the many instruments we bring, has convinced us of the enduring delight that early music can create.

They are often complimented not only on their music but also on their presentation and reliability, which they take just as seriously as the music. As a result of this, along with their keenly competitive fee structure, they have been engaged to work at some very prestigious functions - and more importantly they get invited back.

Previous clients include:

  • The British Museum
  • BBC
  • Rolls Royce
  • The National Maritime Museum
  • USAF
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Lord Jersey
  • BBC Publications
  • Camelot - The National Lottery
  • Dr David Starkey
  • BBC Local Radio
  • Unilever
  • Visit Britain
  • 3M
  • Norfolk Museum Services
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Thetford Town Council
  • Rolls Royce
  • Debenhams
  • Norfolk District Council
  • The National Trust
  • Peterborough Council
  • Coop
  • Carmarthen Town Council
  • Ideal
  • The Forestry Commission
  • British Rubber Manufacturers Association
  • London Tourist Board
  • London Tourist Board
  • Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
  • Norfolk Chamber Of Commerce
  • Pearl Assurance
  • Huntingdon Town Council
  • Guiness
  • British Army
  • OCS Group
  • East Sussex Chamber Of Commerce
  • Abbey Life
  • The Welbourne Arts Festival
  • The British Museum
  • Baldock Festival
  • Fleet Air Arm
  • Colchester Museum Services
  • English Heritage
  • Initial Style Conferences
  • The Lichfield Festival
  • Camelot
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Hi, everything about the Minstrels was what we hoped they would be. My only regret was missing them leaving as I did not get a chance to say thank you and say goodbye.

Susan Smaller,

I wanted to thank the minstrels for doing such a great job at our Shakespeare Party.

Jane Wilson, 21st Birthday Party,Petersfiel

Your CD is a wonderful addition to my early music collection, its so good I played it twice through at once.

Alison Weir, Author Henry VIII and Life of Elizabeth I,

Thanks for your beautiful music.

Dr Veronica Sekules,Author and Academic, Book Launch,Castle Acre,Norfol

I very much enjoyed meeting you and your colleagues, and would not hesitate to contact you again for a similar event.

Karen Cameron, Cromwell Weekend,Huntingdon To

Thank you so much for your hard work, for the medieval mayhem event . . . a huge success . . . we have had so many comments about the standard of entertainment and friendliness . . . I would have no hesitation in working with you again.

Mandy Hatton, Corporate Event for Abbey Life

I was really impressed with you all.

Chris Ehrenzeller, Party,St Peters Brewery,Suffol

The entertainment provided for the people of Norwich was of a high standard and we have received lots of positive feedback from the public and stallholders.

Vicki Blake,Events Coordinator,Norwich City Council, Festive Market.

Your music was just right for the occasion.

Former Labour Minister Tony Benn, BBC Publications Party,The Ref

Your music was splendid !

Dr David Starkey, Elizabeth I Exhibition,Nationa

A vibrant and polished performance of medieval music with an astonishing array of early instruments - both informative and very entertaining.

Felicity Devonshire, St Lawrence's Centre

Thank you for your superb performance at my wedding - everyone really enjoyed it.

Nancy Connor, Wedding at Silchester House, B

Thank you so much for your wonderful music. Your beautiful melodies certainly added much to the atmosphere of relaxed enjoyment.

Fran Andel, Lakeside Birthday Party, Bedfo

Thanks for making our wedding so special and remarkable, many people have commented to us how much they enjoyed your contribution . . . it certainly added a lot to our day.

Chris Chapel, Wedding at Innkeepers Hall, Ci