01 February 2013

Medieval Works from Trouvere

Trouvère is a band of minstrels in North Yorkshire, England, who bring "medieval merriment to events of all kinds... with a mix of performance and hands-on experience of medieval music-making." Songs, music, storytelling and dance are all part of their repertoire.

They routinely appear at English castles and historic sites and at private and corporate functions. Trouvère customers have included the Royal Armouries, English Heritage, The National Trust, The Museum of London, Warwick Castle, The Merchant Adventurer’s Hall in York, and The York Archaeological Trust.

Novela is a Trouvère CD featuring music of and inspired by 13th and 14th century music from medieval France, Spain, and Italy. Other Trouvère albums focus on authenticity of medieval works. However, in Novela, Trouvère blossomed into their own work. Try out the album with a free download through last.fm, then
buy your own copy to support the band.