Medieval wedding with costumes and music from 12th to 15th century Europe. Songs and dances of the Troubadours, Round Dances of the Spanish Pilgrims, Ballatas, Estampies and Istanpittas from 14th century Italy, Ductias and Carols from 13th England.
Tudor Wedding with costumes and music from the time of Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. Including beautiful songs by Cornish and Dowland; rustic Arbeau Branles, courtly Elizabethan dances from France, Spain and England; and Pavanes, Galliards, La Volta and the Dances of Claude Gervaise.
“We just wanted to say thank you for the special magic you brought to our wedding. The procession into the church was brilliant, many of the congregation commented on the enchanted atmosphere you created even the vicar remarked that it was one of the most beautiful and individual weddings he had been involved in. We would like to thank you for your wonderful and evocative playing, and for your advice and patience as we made our plans.”
Drs. Joanne and Nick
Later on as things get more merry we can crank up the volume and provide an exciting Historical Ceilidh. Your guests will be able to join in some lively 16th century peasant dances and some courtly pavanes and galliards led by our excellent dance master Ricardo Barros. To make your event swing and recreate the atmosphere of a medieval court we can also provide jugglers, fools, fire eaters, stilt walkers, masked walkabaout characters and story tellers.
Make the most dramatic and memorable entrance to your ceremony with the evocative and ancient sounds of the hurdy gurdy and bagpipes.
During the signing of the register let the haunting sounds of the gothic harp, flute a bec and voice entrance your guests as we play a romantic troubadour chanson for you.
At the end of your ceremony make a
dramatic exit and have your guests tap their feet to a joyful celebratory Italian 14th century dance played on bagpipes, hurdy gurdy and percussion.
We aim to make your wedding day special and memorable. Every ceremony is unique -please let us know if you have any special requests for songs or dances.
Click here to listen to two Tudor dances, click on next button to hear second dance
“Thank you all so very much for playing at our celebration, you were truly wonderful. We are both so grateful for everything, thank you.”
Toby and Sarah
“We are writing to thank you. We had a romantic wedding at Brancepeth Castle and felt very honoured that you could be there. You are all such incredibly talented musicians and play with great skill, enthusiasm and charm, You helped provide a truly magical atmosphere for us and our guests.”
Aleister and Madeleine
If you are planning a Medieval or Tudor themed wedding then Caliban's Dream will create the perfect atmosphere for your event. We will stun your guests with our beautiful costumes and exotic historical instruments such as the Hurdy Gurdy, English bagpipes, Gothic Bray Harp, Shawm and Cittern. We will help you to create a wedding that is magical, original and one that everyone will still be talking about in years to come.
Signing of the Register
Exit of Bride and Groom
Keep your guests entertained with some joyful music whilst you have your photographs taken.
Party and Celebrate