Poeticall Musicke is an early music band founded in 2011. Their exhilarating sound, engaging programmes and energetic schedule have attracted a growing audience, and notably the support of Dame Emma Kirkby DBE and Suzi Digby OBE as honorary patrons. They are one of the few ensembles to boast a permanent continuo array of baroque harp, theorbo, harpsichord, viol and lirone which they use in different combinations, usually as accompaniment to soprano Rosemary Galton and violinists George Clifford and Rafael Font.
Poeticall Musicke is resident in many venues throughout the UK. If you miss the ensemble at their home residency at St James' (Islington), you can hear them perform monthly at: All Saints Church (York), St Edward King and Martyr (Cambridge) and St Mary Magdalen (Oxford). They are also the resident baroque ensemble for the website Lyribox. They have played throughout London in venues including the Southbank Centre, Christchurch Spitalfields and the Foundling Museum.
Unusually for an early music ensemble they have embraced internet music distribution by providing outstanding recordings that are free to download. Through their record label Veterum Musica they have gained an increasingly substantial online following, having attracted over 25,000 plays with six albums.
Poeticall Musicke is grateful for the support of the Early Music Shop and a growing number of patrons.