Music gets medieval to mark the Magna Carta

Joglaresa: Robbers, Rebels and Royals is showing at The Old Town Hall on February 13
Joglaresa: Robbers, Rebels and Royals is showing at The Old Town Hall on February 13

Join Britain’s most rebellious medieval band for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at The Old Town Hall.

Tales of Robin Hood, King John, outlaws, rebels, social justice and injustice, all interwoven with Joglaresa’s electrifying song.

With medieval harps, fidel, lute, percussion, bagpipes and voices, Joglaresa perform songs that challenge the supreme authority of kings.

The group also highlight the lives, love, imprisonment and taxation of ordinary folk at the time of the Great Charter.

Joglaresa promise stonkingly enjoyable medieval, folk and world music!

This UK-based band sounds more like a street band than a solemn early music group. Comprising outstanding international performers from classical, world, folk and jazz, Joglaresa has a sound that is at once traditional and contemporary - combining intoxicating elements of Medieval, Middle Eastern, Flamenco and Celtic music, they create a unique sound that is both extrovert and intimate.

Directed by Belinda Sykes, this London-based British/Israeli/Irish/Arabic ensemble has been playing since 1992.

Members of The Old Town Hall UpStaged theatre club for 16 to 25 year olds can see the show for just £5, see oldtownhall.co.uk/upstaged for more details and to register.

Joglaresa: Robbers, Rebels and Royals is showing on Friday February 13 at 8pm.

Tickets cost £14, £12 concession, £10 Dacorum Card, £5 UpStaged.

To book tickets call 01442 228091 12noon to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (and also Saturdays from January 31), visit oldtownhall.co.uk or in person 12noon to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (and also Saturdays from January 31) at The Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead.