Early Music Performer Frances Eustace February 12th


The Wincanton Museum and History Society have invited the leading Early Music performer Frances Eustace to give a musical evening talking about and playing various medieval instruments at the Balsam Centre. 7.30 pmFor Wincanton her evening is entitled “Six Hundred Years in the Music Business.”

Frances Eustace B.Mus. M.A. R.D.M.T.

Frances Eustace is a leading performer in the world of Early Music and Historical Dance. She plays on “authentic instruments” in solo recitals and chamber music on both bassoon and viola da gamba. She also gives talks and educational workshops on topics from Medieval, Tudor, Restoration and Baroque periods.
In March 2009 Frances was awarded a MA in Medieval Studies from Bristol University for her dissertation entitled Dances of the Living and the Dead: A study in the execution and reception of dance and dance-songs, in the Late Middle Ages, as a context for an understanding of why Death danced in the allegory of the Dance of Death.
“…a simply wonderful Bassoon Collection. There is still some hope for the planet while there are people who can take pleasure from listening to a contrabassoon rendering Schubert’s Trout, complete with earthy trills.”