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On Yoolis Night – Strictly Medieval

December 14, 2011

After seemingly weeks and weeks and weeks of X-Factor and the circus that surrounds it, we did something very different last night. We headed off to The Royal Northern College of Music to see Joglaresa performing Medieval Christmas Carols. For those of you know us, this may come as a surprise. For those of you who don’t know us, this might sound just plain bonkers – or, it might sound amazing. The latter is correct!

Let me explain why we were there and give a bit of context. Our niece Ruth, is an amazingly talented singer. But she didn’t choose an easy route. She graduated from Trinity College of Music (TCM) where she studied Historical Performance with Timothy Travers-Brown and Philip Thorby.  Ruth is now studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague, NL with Gerda Van Zelm and Jill Feldman. She also plays the mediæval Harp and is receiving training in mediæval languages and music from Belinda Sykes with whose group, Joglaresa, she regularly appears.

And this is why we were in the audience at The RNCM last night. And, I tell you what. If you want to see REAL talent – whether it’s your musical taste or not, check out Ruth’s website, close your eyes. And listen…

Ruth Fraser - with Joglaresa at The Royal Northern College of Music

Ruth Fraser - with Joglaresa at The Royal Northern College of Music

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