Purcell and a Pint


Thu 29th June

Sessions House, Lynn Road

Adults £10 / £12.50 / £15 - choose what you pay

Eboracum Baroque have been described by Classic FM as 'Spectacular.' They bring their Purcell and a Pint programme to the Sessions House in Ely, an evening of rowdy drinking songs, popular fiddle tunes and folk songs performed by professional musicians! 

Purcell and a pint will transport you back to the alehouses of 17th century England. Taverns were raucous surroundings and overflowed with music, alcohol, sex, gossip, fights, fumes, shouting, singing, laughing, dancing…. Their performance won’t have all of those! 

They'll be performing a mixture of instrumental tunes and songs by Purcell and lots of his contemporaries to create our own 17th century pub gig. Other composers featured include Matteis and Croft alongside famous ballads of the day including songs about a Jolly Broome Man, a famous Ratcatcher and a Fair maid of Islington! Audience participation is a must!