About Us

Blondel have been playing at Hedingham Castle for four years, enhancing our Event Days with their superlative medieval music. Beautifully turned out, hard-working and utterly reliable, they are tuneful and intricate, lively and mellow. Blondel are as happy creating wonderfully atmospheric background music as they are performing to a static audience or engaging with our visitors, explaining their instruments and the origins of their music. Great fun, and great musicians.

Simon Orr General manager Hedingham Castle



Emily Baines Belinda Paul Lizzie Gutteridge photographer: Chris Elmes

We perform ceremonial fanfares and intimate chansons, dances and theatre music on shawms, bagpipes, recorders, curtals and a variety of percussion—all reconstructions of historical instruments.

We would be delighted to discuss programmes for concerts, educational events, workshops, weddings and other celebrations. We can provide arrangements of famous works as well as a wealth of original material to suit every occasion.

Belinda Paul    Emily Baines   Lizzie Gutteridge           Daniel Serafini    Louise Anna Duggan

Arngeir Hauksson