The Worshipful Company of Musicians
Lucie Skeaping explores the history of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, founded in 1500. Lucie talks to two Past Masters, Paul Campion and Richard Crewdson. Richard has written a book, "Apollo's Swan and Lyre", which charts the history of the Musicians' Company. The programme looks back to the roots of the organisation, which provided protection for professional musicians in the City of London, and the Act of Incorporation of the Company in the 17th Century. The programme explores the world of London's medieval minstrels, and the guild's relationship between the Royal Household and the City Waits
Lots of trads. and anons. Have a break from the last minute rush.
No EMS on Sunday. I'll get on with the last minute panic
Thanks doversoul Just LA-ed...a lovely programme. Good to be reminded what a pleasing and natural voice John Potter had (has?)..just right for early music, i.e. not too coloured or overblown.
I know that being overly academic is not the programme's remit, but I would have liked to have been directed to a few sources about pre-1500 activities of musicians, minstrels, call them what you will. I wonder how much was fact and how much surmise?