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A Taste of England

16 May 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Plucked from the vine: a lute accompaniment to English wine.

Our annual journey of wine and music continues and comes home with a tasting of great English food and wines, followed by a recital of English lute music performed by England’s greatest lutenist Elizabeth Kenny.

Elizabethan poet Richard Barnfield’s Sonnet If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree praised the ravishing touch of John Dowland, England’s greatest lutenist. He also set up a connection between touch, hearing, intellect and the delight of the senses which seems wholly in the spirit of a great English tasting.

The recital programme presents Dowland’s music alongside his contemporaries Francis Cutting, Anthony Holborne and Robert Johnson, all living on the cusp of the great Elizabethan era as it flowed into the reign of James I.

Sponsored by CH-R Family Solicitors and Dr S Golding


Seated at tables of 10


Greensleeves Francis Cutting (c1550-1595/6)
Sir Henry Guifforde his Almaine John Dowland (1653-1626)
Mrs Winter’s Jump                        Dowland
Lachrime Pavan                             Dowland
Dowland’s First Galliard
The Frog Galliard
Pavan Robert Johnson (1583-1633)

Courante  Anon

Almain ‘Hit it and Take it’     Robert Johnson

Pavan ‘The Image of Melancholy’     Anthony Holborne (c.1545-1602)
Muy Linda
The New Year’s Gift
The Fairy Round

Forlorne Hope Fancy     Dowland
Tom O’Bedlam     Anon
The Earl of Essex his Galliard      Dowland
The Flying Horse     Anon

Booking Dates

Platinum Friends Priority booking  from 10am Tuesday 15 February
Gold Friends booking from 10am Wednesday 16 February
Friends booking  from 10am Thursday 17 February
Public booking  from 10am Thursday 2 March

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Please note all programmes and events are subject to change and last minute alternation subject to the latest Government Covid guidelines. 


Date: 16 May 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Address: The Vineyard at Stockcross
Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8JU United Kingdom

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