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15 January 2023: K’Antu @ 3pm
Calstock Arts are thrilled to have musicians from Birmingham’s award-winning early music group, K’antu Ensemble, returning to The Old Chapel. Join us for a performance of historical folk music from across the globe, exploring traditions and folklore behind some of the ensemble’s favourite tunes.
Founded in 2012 by Ruth Hopkins, K’antu Ensemble take their name from an ancient style of Peruvian and Bolivian music and dance. Their colourful and energetic arrangements combine elements of world music with historically informed techniques, bringing early music to new audiences.
Since their last performance at Calstock back in 2017, they have played various venues across the UK, including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall in London and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Most recently, they have enjoyed leading a range of performances across Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Festival.
“A breath of fresh air: early music presented with beguiling virtuosity and inventiveness” Howard Skempton
Ruth Hopkins: Voice – Renaissance Recorders – Baroque Violin
James Akers: Renaissance Lute – Baroque Guitar – Cittern
Tymoteusz Jozwiak: Percussion – Shruti Box
Anon (Traditional): Noël Nouvelet
Comtessa de Dia (c.1175-1212): A Chantar
Anon (Laudario di Cortona, C13th): Piangamo quel crudele
Straloch Lute Book (1627-29): Canaries
Jane Pickering Lute Book (1616): A Scots Tune
Thesaurus Harmonicus (1603): Canaries
John Dowland (c. 1563 – 1626): Fine knacks for ladies
Anon (Traditional): Although I am a country lass ‘Stingo’
Anon (Traditional): Gloucestershire Wassail
Anon (Traditional): Let all mortal flesh keep silence ‘Picardy’
Robert Johnson (c.1583-1633): Have you seen but the white lily grow?
Anon (A Musicall Banquet, 1610): Vuestros ojos tienen d’amor no sé qué
Santiago de Murcia (1673 – 1739): Payssanos
Santiago de Murcia (1673 – 1739): Cumbees
Henry Tudor (1491 –1547): Pastime with Good Company ‘The Kings Ballad’
John Dowland (c. 1563 – 1626): Can she excuse my wrongs?
Anon (Traditional): Peg o’ Ramsay
Anon (Traditional): Auld Lang Syne
Listen here: K’antu Ensemble: Geamparale – YouTube