Andrew Wilkes - Medieval Minstrel and Lute Player

This Lutenist is based in Gloucestershire but is happy to travel and can offer both classical guitar and lute for your wedding or medieval themed event.

He studied the classical guitar with Tom Kerstens and composition with Deirdre Gribbin at Bath Spa University and has given classical concerts throughout the South West and played in master classes with Simon Dinnigan and Eliot Fisk as well as playing at a wide range of venues including the WOMAD festival.

He also has a wide experience of playing for weddings, parties and corporate events.
Performances can be ‘tailor made’ to suit the occasion: for example some couples may request a special piece or song for the signing of the register.

This act can also be booked as a Classical Guitarist

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He was fantastic and I’ll certainly be recommending him should we have any further requirements!

Paul, Deputy General Manager, The Manor Country House Hotel, The Manor Country House Hotel, Oxfordshire

I wanted to thank you for the excellent playing that you did at Tortworth last weekend. Many of our guests have commented on what a refreshing change it made from band and disco noise and what a pleasure it was to be able to talk without shouting. Also and most importantly, they enjoyed what you played. So thanks very much for helping to make it such a pleasurable day for us and our guests.

Bob Roberts and Alison, Tortworth

I really enjoyed your playing - wish I had been able to make more time to just sit and listen.

Steven Thomas,

The music just fitted so well. Not only did his beautiful tone create a warm uplifting atmosphere but he was relaxed yet sensitive and friendly: it was great to have him at the exhibition. I couldn't have wished for anything better.

Rachel Charter (artist),

Hello, it was such a special evening, thank you for helping to make that happen. I didn't take any photos but have put a message out on Facebook to see any body took some.

Roz Sylvester,

You left before the speeches, but a thank you to you brought an amazing round of clapping! Everyone appreciated your playing we had no end of comments! So thanks for helping make Lily and Darren wedding so professional!

Phil & Babs,

I just wanted to take the time to say a huge thank you on behalf of the festival, in addition to a big personal thank you for your support, energy, enthusiasm and talent at this year?s festival. I would be delighted to invite you to join us next year again and celebrate our 25th year of medieval fun at Herstmonceux Castle. Once again, a huge thank you for everything.

Fergus Bruce (Festival Operations Manager), Herstmonceux Castle

Thank you so much for your work last week at Beaulieu. It was a very successful night for us all and hopefully the start of some important relationships. We are really grateful to you for making it such a lovely evening. For your beautiful, lilting music and charm - as you serenaded each table. This was a high point of a lot of the guests' nights.

Abbey Wright (director), Beaulieu

I just want to properly thank you for your playing at Watts Gallery Museums at Night Event. It was wonderful to have you and your lute ? the music was beautiful and created a lovely atmosphere on the lawn.

Ellen Love (Watts Gallery), Watts Gallery Museums

I had the pleasure of hearing him play his beautiful Lute at Herstmonceux Castle Medieval Festival during August bank holiday weekend. He played for couples in love having Handfasting Ceremonies in the Magic garden. His beautiful playing set the tone prior to the start, during and at the end of the Handfasting Ceremonies I conducted for cloud9ceremonies His romantic songs and subtle musical tones were appreciated by all. His outfit was very fetching!

Glenda Procter,

The music just fitted so well. Not only did his beautiful tone create a warm, uplifting atmosphere but he was relaxed yet sensitive...and friendly, It was great to have him. I couldn’t have wished for anything better.

Rachel,

I really enjoyed your playing - wish I had been able to make more time to just sit and listen.

Steven,

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