Folk stories and music from duo

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IF you fancy a spot of medieval folk music on a winter’s evening, then pop along to the Burton Institute in Winster on Friday, January 20.

Performing at the venue will be Flos Harmonicus in an evening of musical story-telling, entitled Dancing In The Isles. It features medieval folk music from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as something from Derbyshire’s own early song tradition.

Flos Harmonicus (meaning Flower of Harmony) is made up of Catherine Groom and Adrian Horsewood. For their visit to Winster, they have put together a varied programme of sacred and secular songs and dances. Not only do they play and sing beautifully, they also give lots of fascinating background to the songs and explain the instruments they use.

One of the organisers of the concert is Tom Atkins, a music teacher at Highfields School in Matlock. He is a personal friend of the performers. “It’s top quality music and good fun as well”, he said. “Cat in particular can be quite zany and off-the-wall. So it will be virtuosity combined with fun’.

The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £6 from Winster Post Office or by calling 01629 650224. The bar opens at 7.15pm.