Alchemy – The Emily Askew Band

Venue St Mary's Church, Totnes

Running time 120


Advance tickets £13 and Under 18s £5

On the door tickets £14 and Under 18s £5

Suggested age guidance 10+ years

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Next date 15th September 7:30 pm

About this event

This concert is part of the Totnes Early Music Society Season 2018/19. With a fusion of medieval and renaissance songs and modern folk styles, the Emily Askew Band perform music from their first album together.

With a programme based on Alchemy, their first album together which was hailed by The Times as “one of the albums of the year”, the band fuses medieval and renaissance songs with modern folk styles, and comprises singer/guitarist/fiddler Jamie Roberts, fiddler/viola d’amore player John Dipper and percussionist Simon Whittaker alongside Emily herself. Multi-instrumentalist Emily plays vielle, shawm, bagpipes, recorders and medieval harp, and has performed with The Artisans, The Dufay Collective, Joglaresa, and the Medieval Babes as well as The Askew Sisters of course. We are delighted to welcome her back to Totnes once more.

The programme spans music from the 13th to 17th centuries, including bransies from France, early dances from England, Spanish villancicos and troubadour songs from France.

This is the first concert in the new season from Totnes Early Music Society (TEMS) – see below for further concerts in this series. TEMS Members save at least one third on ticket prices: for more information see

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