TABORERS WINTER WARMER (Outline Programme 2024)


9 to 11 Feb 2024 in York for a Winter Warmer:

York would be from the evening of Friday 9th February to early afternoon on Sunday 11th.

Please let us know if you might be interested in meeting on the 9th in Beverley as follows:
The best train is the 10:45 York to Beverley 12:13, grab something to eat and walk to the Minstrels’ Church, St Mary’s, to look round it 1pm and play there 1:30pm to about 1:50pm.
2:15pm tour of the Abbey iconography (which closes at 4pm).

4:26pm train Beverley to York arriving 5:59pm, walk to Black Swan by 18:30.

In York:

Friday 9th February

Our theme is “First Folio Masquerade”, celebrating the generations leading up to, and inspired by, the First Folio. 400 years ago the Winter of 1623 to 24 was warmed by the First Folio, arguably the greatest work of English literature, published seven years after the death of William Shakespeare. Bill suggests it will be fun to dress as someone in the First Folio, with a mask.

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7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Playing for 15th Century Italian Dance (Bill and Barbara) in the Black Swan (Marchesana dance music and Vita Di Cholino dance music), followed by Session.

Saturday 10th February

10:00 – 1130 Rehearsal (in St Martin’s “Le Grand”, Coney St), with Arbeau Dancers First Folio Masquerade items including All Taborers Masquerade tunes – Argiers, Branle d’Ecosse, Buffens, Gathering Peascods, Rufty Tufty, Hunt the Squirrel, and Confident Taborers Vita Di Cholino.

11:30 Taborers Parade to Barley Hall (with Arbeau dancers).

12:00 – 1:30 Performance (Barley Hall) (with Arbeau dancers).

1:30 – 2:45 Lunch (local pubs, cafes or restaurants).

2:45 Taborers Parade to St Helen’s Church (with Arbeau dancers).

3:00 – 4:00 Performance(s) with Arbeau dancers interspersed with all Taborers playing parade tunes with panache. Location: St Helen’s Church.

.4:30 to 6:00 Workshop Sessions (Black Swan): 4:30 Gez: Brade Masque Tunes  . 5:00 Gaby:3 Part Country Dance Music 5:30 Mark P: The Lyrical Pipe and Tabor.

6:00 Eat in the Black Swan or nearby.

7:00 – 10:00 Black Swan: Workshop Session (Bill): First Folio Masquerade  Then informal playing session.

Sunday 11th February

10:00 Rehearsal (St Helen’s Church) including Room for the Cuckolds and Winster Gallop (Andy).

11:00 – 1:00 Walking tour Performances (venues to include Barley Hall and St Helen’s) including workshop tunes.

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch (Black Swan) followed by option to play or final farewells.

Booking Etc:

Please let us know if you are coming. The cost to the Taborers for the weekend is £15 to cover venue expenses, members of Taborers Society under 21 free.