Cantus Britannicus

Roman music
Recreating the sound of the Celtic and Roman world.

Thor Ewing and Anne Marie Summers present music stories and songs representing Romano-Celtic Britain for Museums, Concerts, Castles, History Fairs, Weddings, Banquets, Re-enactment, Living History and other events.

Tales from Ancient Rome and Britain combine with music on period instruments inspired by surviving traditions.

Instruments featured are the lyre, bone whistles, sistrum, hornpipe, double pipes, simple bagpipes and percussion.

Stories are drawn from the works of Livy and Ovid, or are recreated from later Celtic traditions.

Thor and Anne Marie also present a programme of Celtic poetry and music, Three Signs of Wisdom.

Other historical programmes include: 

Scop and Skald (Viking and Anglo-Saxon Music)

Chivalry (Medieval Music)

Tudor Rose (Sixteenth Century Music)

Shakespeare’s Day (Elizabethan and Jacobean Music)

Cavalilly Men (English Civil War Music)

Pieces of Eight (Pirate Songs and Music)

Brave Wolfe (Songs and Music for the hero of 1759)

Boney the Warrior (Napoleonic Music)


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