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The Tudor Minstrel


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The Tudor Minstrel has performed for numerous events all across the UK, and has played at many prestigious venues including venues such as Queen's House Greenwich, Hever Castle, Royal Festival Hall, Hampton Court Palace, King's College Cambridge and Arundel Castle to name a few. He plays the lute, hurdy-gurdy, cittern, English bagpipes and colascione.

He has toured the world performing internationally for many special events and festivals, visiting places such as France, Germany, Dubai, Mallorca, Australia, Albania and California.

Some of his TV appearances include 'Come Dine With Me', 'The White Princess', 'Blue Peter' and Howard Goodall’s Story of Music. You may have also heard his talents on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4.

This musician is not to be missed - he plays various different period instruments with the costumes to match. He strolls among your guests and is comfortable with all age groups.

If you like your musicians to have humour, charm, elegance and above all quality and professionalism, then look no further!

Performance info

Line-up Lute player
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“We hired The Tudor Minstrel to perform at our wedding, in particular playing to lure guests across the Oxford cobbles from one venue to another. He certainly performed expertly, blending the beautiful with the bawdy. He was particularly well attuned to context, intuiting who would most appreciate a ribald verse and who a simple ditty – important at a wedding with guests ranging from college friends to elderly relatives. He was reliable and punctual.”

Lucy, Wedding in Oxford, February 2019

“We hired The Tudor Minstrel for our wedding at Yaxley Hall, Suffolk. He is unique; and a charismatic and talented musician. Providing both formal accompaniment to the ceremony and informal entertainment for our guests afterwards and always attentive to the requirements and sensitivities of his audience. If you're looking for something different book him!”

Robin, Wedding in Suffolk, September 2018

“Completely and utterly brilliant! The Tudor Minstrel set the scene and added to the atmosphere of this old, quirky and historical setting we had for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding in June 2018. From the minute we booked him, he was reassuringly professional and did everything he could to make the day the success it was. His performance goes beyond his clear talent – his charm and wit merely added to the overall enjoyment felt by all our guests. They truly did not stop talking about how fabulous he was. Different costumes, different instruments all kept the interest from beginning to end. We can not thank you enough.”

Sue, Wedding in Yorkshire, June 2018

“I hired The Tudor Minstrel to perform at my wedding a few years ago and I can not speak highly enough of his work. He really helped make the day one to remember! Everybody spoke highly of him and he did a fantastic job of entertaining the guests throughout the day and also during dinner. I would recommend him as an extremely charismatic and fun addition to any event.”

Barbara, Wedding in Cambridge, June 2017

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