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BRISTOL EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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May 7 – 9, 2021

Online registration for the Zoom meetings has now closed (but see below). Links to the meetings have been sent by email. If you have not received our email by Friday afternoon, please check your spam or junk folder, and if it′s not there, email us at contact@bristolearlymusicfestival.uk

If you have not registered and would like to attend the Zoom meetings, email us at the address above.

General Information

The Festival this year is based on videos, most of which were commissioned by the Festival. They will be available to view until May 14th. Most of the videos will be followed by a live question-and-answer session using Zoom. All Festival events are free, but donations would be welcome.


Festival Events

Links to the Saturday and Sunday videos will appear here and on the pages for individual events.

Friday evening, 7.30pm: a concert by the Passacaglia Duo: Annabel Knight, recorder and traverso, and Robin Bigwood, harpsichord. More information, and link to their video

Saturday, 11am: a guided tour of Peter Barnes′s harpsichord workshop. More information.

Saturday, 11.30am: A Question & Answer session with Peter.

Saturday, 2.30pm: Emma Hornby and her students talk about their detective work on an 11th century manuscript. More information.

Saturday, 3.45pm: A Question & Answer session with Emma and her students.

Saturday: 7.30pm: a harpsichord recital by Nathaniel Mander. More information.

Saturday, 8.45pm: A Question & Answer session with Nathaniel.

Sunday, 2.30pm: an illustrated talk by Poppy Holden about the Border Ballads of Ettrick & Yarrow. More information.

Sunday 3.45pm: A Question & Answer session with Poppy.

Also: there will be a Festival Mass Service at All Saints Church on Sunday May 9th at 10am. All Saints was the venue for the 2019 Festival, and this year their Festival Mass will include parts of Victoria′s Missa O quam gloriosum and other early music. It is hoped that a recording of this service will be available later on Sunday.


Admission to all Festival events this year is free; but we welcome donations.
You can donate by card or by Paypal using the button below.


We are grateful for the support of the following organisations:

Southwest Early Music Forum logo Society of Recorder Players logo

Registered Charity No. 1187125.

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