directed by Belinda Sykes

Lullay Myn Lykynge

Celebrate Yule effervescently with Joglaresa – and chase out the chill from the Celtic fringes of Europe – with traditional carols and wassails from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. With fidel, harp, bells, bagpipes and voices, Joglaresa ring in Christmas and New Year in this joyful programme of carols, lullabies, dance tunes and wassails.

Joglaresa’s cleverly imaginative programming transcends the limits of what is often thought of as early music. Directed by Belinda Sykes, this London-based ensemble have been playing since 1992, and made regular visits to Warwick over the years – they gave our last concert of 2020 before lockdown put paid to the rest of the season, and we are delighted to welcome them back.

Tickets include mulled wine and mince pies.


Belinda Sykes voice, bagpipes, director
Angela Hicks voice, harp
Mary Robertson fidel, voice
Louise Anna Duggan dulcimer, percussion, voice
Guy Schalom percussion

The Enchantress of Seville

Joglaresa explores the roots of flamenco, Arabic ballads, Judeo-Spanish romanzas and ancient Christian chant. With medieval and traditional instruments from Southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, Joglaresa perform a colourful and timeless kaleidoscope of music connecting the Occident to the Orient, and the eleventh century and our times.

Concert supported by The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa