de Mowbray’s  Musicke
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Find us at stately homes, castles, banquets and special events

Tudor Dance and Event Music

We play a variety of reproduction historical  instruments to create the sound and atmosphere of England as it was in the late 16th century. Many of the instruments from that period have a magnificent and very evocative sound, a sound we aim to revive. So, our instruments range from quiet renaissance recorders, through the curiously curved crumhorn to loud shawms and English bagpipes, with the odd plucked-string instrument thrown in.

de Mowbray’s Musicke also run period dances. You will choose a "Most Important Person" for the evening who will lead some of the dances, with our help. We will teach everyone dances, from stately pavans and lively branles to Tudor country dances. Why not book us for your special event?

Rural Court Musicians

We work in the household of the de Mowbray’s as the resident musicians. So, we call ourselves de Mowbray’s Musicke. This is a rather grand title, but we delight in playing music for all occasions. Most of these are for our Lord and His Lady and their court, but we can sometimes also be found playing for the country folk when our Lord and His Lady are away on their own progresses.

Plucking the gittern

Peter and his team were great to deal with and so enthusiastic and passionate about medieval music. If you're looking for some authentic medieval music and dances, then these guys offer a great entertainment

Harewood House Medieval Faire

Medieval Events and Banquets

We also have an extensive repertoire of medieval music and dances that we will happily demonstrate for you and teach you. All performed with costume and instruments suitable for this earlier period. Go on. Release your inner Friar Tuck!

Thank you de Mowbray's Musicke for making our ball really special. Our dances sounded better than I have ever heard them before. I wanted to dance and sit and listen at the same time!

Joanne Sculthorpe

Lincolnshire Regency Society


Haddon Hall in 2018

We are excited to be playing and dancing for you at this beautiful house near Bakewell in Derbyshire. Come and see us on Bank Holiday Monday 28th May

Hanse Day Celebrations

De Mowbray’s will be providing the medieval music at this year’s May events in Kings Lynn and Hull.

Soprano, alto and tenor shawms