The last in the current series of Friday mid day recitals at the Lytham Assembly Rooms will be given by Tapestry of Music – Brian and Glynis Radford, who will present a seasonal programme “Sumer is Icumen In.
Tapestry of Music was formed in 1978 with the aim of presenting music from Medieval to the Baroque period on authentic instruments – or copies of originals.
Brian Radford gained his initial experience as a counter-tenor lay clerk in several English cathedral choirs, later developing an interest in the recorder, baroque flute and other renaissance woodwind instruments. He divides his time between solo recitals and lecture recitals on early instruments.
Glynis Radford is a graduate of the Northern School of Music, Manchester, where she studied keyboard and singing. Besides playing the harpsichord and spinet, she is the main vocalist in early music programmes and also plays harps, psaltery, symphonie and hurdy-gurdy.
Friday’s programme includes many 13th and 14th traditional pieces all performed in costume of the period and begins at 2pm.