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The Spirites Consort has been performing Renaissance music since 1999 (Lise has been performing it with various other players since 1994). They perform for Renaissance Faires, concert series, schools, libraries, folk festivals, church concerts and house concerts. Their repertoire includes composers Dowland, Ford and Campion (who lived during Queen Elizabeth’s reign) as well as anonymous folk songs from the era (Child Ballads), as well as instrumentals from Turlough O’Carolan and English Country Dance. The “Wing’d With Hopes” CD which features a lot of the material they play in their concerts, showcases Joe Davoli on violin, but he had an aversion to wearing costumes and shied away from performances where that was a requirement, so Jim Lestrange subsequently joined the group on hammered dulcimer.
For more pictures of The Spirites Consort in costume,
please go to the photo gallery