LUTE, RENAISSANCE GUITAR, CITTERN
Style: Renaissance and Medieval music on period instruments
Profile: Ian is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in the music of the Renaissance and Medieval periods, playing period instruments such as the beautiful lute, the Early Renaissance guitar and the silvery sound of the cittern. Add that extra-special touch with authentic historical music played by “a mature talent well in command of the material” (Folk Monthly), especially if your event or wedding is to take place in a historical building. Ian is flexible to suit the needs of your event. For a wedding, for example, he can play music for some or all of the bride’s entrance, the signing of the register, the wedding breakfast, for guest entertainment – and he can play in Renaissance or modern dress. Ian has been performing publicly on a variety of instruments for 40 years, in large and small venues from the Albert Hall to village halls, solo, in duos and in bands. He has performed on TV and radio, for concerts, weddings and dances. He now specialises in the music of the Renaissance and Medieval periods on replicas of historical instruments, playing also in arts centres, festivals, clubs and school workshops as well as for events.
“treasures of interpretation … a treat for the ears … moments of genuine tenderness … melodic, reflective and unforced. Ian’s instrumental virtuosity can’t be faulted; masterful on anything he turns his frets to.” English Dance & Song magazine
“Ian, thank you for your beautiful music, which made our wedding day even more special. Of all the items in the ceremony, your music stood out as our favourite part.”
The Prince’s Mask, 17th century English, lute
Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie (Beauty Who Holds My Life), 16th century French, voice and lute