Founded by Clare Salaman in 2010, the Society of Strange and
Ancient Instruments perform folk songs and dances, Medieval,
Renaissance and Classical music from the 13th to the 18th
centuries, and newly composed works on instruments including hurdy
gurdy, viola d’amore, viola da gamba and harpsichord. The group
takes its inspiration from La Société des Instruments Anciens, who
performed ‘easy listening’ Baroque music in Paris in the early
From January this year, the Society collaborate with dancer Steven Player to present ‘Nine Daies Wonder’, a new performance series based on the dancing tour of Will Kemp, a leading actor in Shakespeare’s company who in 1600 danced his way from London to Norwich in nine days.
news story about the Nine Daies Wonder
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