10.05.14 8:00pm, St Nicholas' Church, Winterborne Kingston, Dorset DT11 9BJ; £10.00


Dancing mania arose in mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries and involved groups of men, women and children dancing erratically, sometimes thousands at a time, until they collapsed from exhaustion. Misericordia explore the mad dance music of the Middle Ages – manic Italian istampitas, frantic French estampies, crazy Spanish pilgrim dances and wild carols and dances from the English Gresley manuscript.
Misericordia are Anne Marie Summers – bagpipes, recorder, voice, hurdy gurdy, shawm and Steve Tyler – hurdy gurdy, citole, gothic harp, cittern, percussion.


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