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Joglaresa concert: Robbers, Rebels and Royals

Joglaresa concert: Robbers, Rebels and Royals

07 Jul 2014
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The next Elman Poole music concert, which will take place on the 5th May, will feature medieval band Joglaresa, led by Belinda Sykes.

Robbers, Rebels & Royals

Tuesday 5th May, 7.30pm
Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College

Tickets free, available from bev.cousins@lincoln.ox.ac.uk

Magna Carta 1215: Celebrate 800 years of justice – and your liberty – with Joglaresa!

Joglaresa represent rebellion in medieval music, challenging supreme and arbitrary authority.  With medieval harp, fidel, percussion, bagpipes and voices, Joglaresa performs songs that challenge the supreme authority of kings, criticise the clergy and which highlight the lives, loves, imprisonment and taxation of ordinary folk (or barons) at the time of the Great Charter.

The Bodleian holds three of the surviving manuscripts of the 1217 Charters, the new and improved versions of the original Magna Carta. Issued during the reign of the Henry III when he was only 9 years old, they bear the seal of his appointed guardians, William Marshal and the Papal Legate to England, Guala Bicchieri. The great seal of Henry III was finally attached to an even later edition of the Magna Carta now held in the Bodleian – the 1225 Charter of the Forest.

Belinda Sykes - voice, bagpipes, director 
May Robertson - fidel, voice
Angela Hicks - voice, harp
Louise Morgan - percussion, voice
Nick Hennessey - storyteller

The concert is sponsored by Dr Elman Poole (1953) and will be free entry to all (you'll need a ticket), including past and current members of Lincoln. In order to reserve your ticket, please contact Bev Cousins in the Development Office. Once you have registered for the event she will either put your ticket in your pidge, post it to you, or make sure it is available to collect on the door.

For more details about the band visit their website: http://www.joglaresa.com/magna.htm