Medieval / Renaissance Music
I’ve always been an early music geek. There is something subtly elegant in its simplicity. Inspired by some of my favorite performers, a few years ago I started playing recorders simply for my own enjoyment. Urged on by friends, I auditioned for our local Renaissance festival troupe (Georgia Renaissance Festival – GARF) and was added to their musician cast.
I created the character of Peter D’Piper to be a more mature, slightly grumpy but fun loving Scotsman. As with all “Rennie” characters, there must be a backstory. Peter’s is a story of being denied inheritance by an older brother and being forced to seek his own fortune as a traveling minstrel and picking up music from his various wanderings.
Just as with character stories, many of the long forgotten songs I play also have unique and interesting stories behind them. I try and bring not just the music to my audiences but a sense of the history and purpose behind the songs as well.
Come and join me on this strangely mystical, yet familiar journey!
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