An excellent, informative and fascinating concert! Definitely an ensemble I should engage again.
Ambrose Miller, Artistic Director King’s Lynn Festival
Blondel performs medieval and renaissance music on shawms, bagpipes, curtals and recorders.
Recording engineer: Stefan Splinter
Blondel gives engaging and spirited performances of Medieval and Renaissance wind music. It is easy to imagine how the bold tones of a shawm band cut across the hustle and bustle of the dance and banquet halls, or even the city square. More surprising to modern ears is the joyful and sophisticated beauty that results from this uniquely blended sound.
Blondel’s past performances include concerts in the Cambridge Early Music series, King’s Lynn Festival, Fakenham Classic Music, Music by the Commons, The Leeds International Medieval Congress and Colchester Early Music. We’ll be releasing our debut album Zephirus: his swete breeth: a celebration of wind music of the late 14th & early 15th centuries later this year. We’ll also be appearing in the Wimbledon International Music Festival, and been commissioned by the The Agincourt 600 Committee The Agincourt600 Committee has commissioned us to record a CD based around the life of Henry V.