2019 was our celebration of the life and music of William Marshal... There was a wonderful programme of music of the troubadours and trouveres alongside 12th century church music. In addition, we brought to life musical scenes from the life of the Marshal. Here are some images and sounds from an unforgettable weekend...
Concerts - professional and upcoming talent from the UK and France, in St Oswald's Church
Snippets of Ensemble Céladon and Joglar in concert at Medieval Music in the Dales 2019
Professionals and amateur enthusiasts share their love of medieval music on the various Stages around the Castle
Snippets of Wulffengrimm, Arpa Armonia, (The Mighty) Tritor, and
Tres Allouettes on the Castle Stages
Recreating scenes from the the Marshal's life with the help of
The Marshal as a young manRichard de Winter - probably getting the medieval French of the song he is about to sing properly into his head!
The Marshal and his wifeThe old Marshal (Tony Lacey) with his wife Isabel (Gill Page) being coaxed into telling a tale
The young Marshal sings for dancingThe young Marshal (Richard de Winter) is persuaded to sing for the dancers on the night before a tournament.
The Marshal is borne by his men from the castle to the church to the sound of the pipes and an invocation to Our Lady Mary.
Photography mostly by our amazing official photographer Guy Carpenter of Gullwing Photography; also by Shannon Arthur, Victoria Helby, Paul Leigh, Gill Page and Sian Rees. Video by Sian Rees, Gill Page and Paul Leigh.