The Crafty Beggars specialise in reproducing historic hats using traditional techniques and authentic materials. Felt hats are created using hand-felting technique and natural dyes. We also provide lively period music for Historic events and private functions.
Trouvere Medieval Minstrels / Medieval Music in the Dales
Trouvere research, record and recreate medieval music, and are the foremost UK specialists in medieval music for historical sites, museums and events. We can provide tailored concerts and more informal presentations on music from the eleventh to fifteenth centuries, with appropriate repertoire, instrumentation and kit. We can also provide medieval music video and audio for events and exhibitions, and have years of experience in successful event planning.
Trouvere also run Medieval Music in the Dales - the UK's only festival of medieval music, which takes place every September at Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire, and also hosts regular online events.
We produce our own range of medieval music books,
and also stock a great range of medieval sheet music
and books on historical music.