The Gallery Players founded in 1989 by Patrick and Gill Larley, presented a special blend of early music programmes ranging from the 14th Century to the 18th. Century complemented by some of the finest poetry and prose. The Gallery Players take their name from the groups of minstrels who travelled around the great country houses and castles of England in the Middle Ages giving musical entertainment at festivals and banquets. The group, performing in costume, have appeared at many churches, stately homes, private houses and castles throughout England and Wales including Attingham Hall, Speke Hall, Chirk Castle, Bodellwyddan Castle, Plas Newydd and Fountains Abbey. Programmes include -A Lover and his Lasse, Sumer is icumen in, Wolcum Yole! Veni Emmanuel,

Sue Tyson: soprano, recorders, crumhorn, rauschpfeife
Gill Larley: alto, spinet/harpsichord, hurdy-gurdy, reader
Patrick Larley: tenor, lute, spinet/harpsichord
Geoff Thomas: bass, recorders, tabor, reader

The Gallery Players also present the programme Under the Greenwood Tree – a life of Thomas Hardy in words and music, which includes Patrick Larley’s own song cycle – On a Fine Morning and song cycles by Gerald Finzi and Benjamin Britten.

Richard Roddis: tenor
Patrick Larley: piano
Gill Larley and Stephen Purcell: readers

For further details and bookings of voice and The Gallery Players contact: Gianna Williams