Next Concerts


Tuesday 11th October: 1.10pm – 1.50pm
Lunch time recital
St Aldhem’s Church,
St Aldhem’s Road
BH13 6BT

‘Take Time While Time is’ – Renaissance consort music, dance and song.
free event with retiring collection
refreshment bar open 12.30 – 2.30pm

Saturday 22nd October – 7pm
Tudor Evening
The Ship Inn
Ashford Hill
RG19 8BD

‘All Aboard the Mary Rose’

The reign of Henry VIII and the life of the ship, Mary Rose, coincide almost exactly. This concert looks at 16th century instrumental music, dance and song from the courts of England and Europe. Come and enjoy being taken back in time to hear, amongst many others, the types of instruments found on board his favourite ship. for events schedule and information

Previous  Events


Courtlye Musick returned to France in June 2022 to renew our collaboration with the Early Music group Ars Nova of Cherbourg. In September, during a return visit by Ars Nova, there will a joint performance during a free lunchtime concert.

Friday 23rd September – 1pm – 2pm
St Peter’s Church,
Church Road
BH14 0NN

The two ensembles will also join forces in Broadmayne Village Hall on Saturday 24th September from 2.30pm

Come and meet Courtlye Musick as we play at the following venues through the summer.

Saturday 9th July – Great Barn at Basing House – 11am – 4pm The St, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BH

Sunday 31st July – Warmwell Fete – 2pm – 4pm Warmwell House, Warmwell, Dorchester DT2 8HQ

Sunday 28th August – The Earl of Southampton’s Fayre – 10am – 4pm Titchfield Abbey PO15 5RA

Courtlye Musick is delighted to be part of the production by Brownsea Open Air Theatre of ‘Twelfth Night’ by Shakespeare. We shall be playing period music, recorded and live, as part of the play. Performances from 27th July – 12th August. Details and tickets from


Come and meet Courtlye Musick in Winchester museums in September and October.

Saturday 30th October – Winchester City Museum – 11.30am – 3pm

Saturday 23rd October (Martin and Anita) – Westgate Museum -1pm – 3pm

Sunday 26th September (Martin and Anita) – Westgate Museum – 1pm – 3pm

Sunday 19th September – Winchester City Museum – 11.30am – 3pm

Drop-in during these times and listen a while as you explore the museum and talk to us about Tudor music and instruments. Museum admission charges apply.

Heritage Open Days: Edible England

Discover the link between Tudor food and Tudor minstrels with quotations and music from the English Courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

Our video, prepared for Winchester Heritage Open Days, will be live from noon on 10th September

With Music Sounding

‘At the first course, the minstrels must sound their instruments …’ 

For centuries, music and dining have formed a magical partnership to delight the senses.  Find out more as we take you through an exploration of the huge range of Tudor dishes of the day across the seasons of the year. 

With readings, fascinating instruments and colourful costumes, Courtlye Musick will transport you back in time to hear the music and imagine the delights of some unexpected dishes that you could have experienced at the banquets and festivities of the Tudor court. 

Thursday 9th September 2021: 1.10pm – 1.50pm
Lunch time recital
St James’ Church,
Church Street
BH15 1JN

Hey Trolly Lolly – a selection of light hearted secular music from the 16th century

Friday 27th August 2021: 1pm – 1.45pm
Lunch time recital
St Peter’s Church,
Church Road
BH14 0NN

A concert to mark the 500th anniversary, on this date in August 1521, of the death of the great renaissance composer Josquin des Prez.

Tuesday 27th July 2021: 1.10pm – 1.50pm
Lunch time recital
St Aldhem’s Church,
St Aldhem’s Road
BH13 6BT

Tudor Music from the Courts of Europe
free event with retiring collection
refreshment bar open 12.30 – 2.30pm


Sunday 22nd December 2019 : 11.30 – 1.00pm and 2pm – 3.30pm.
Winchester City Museum

Courtlye Musick present ‘Tudor Tidings of Good Cheer’.

Join us at Winchester City Museum to see Courtlye Musick bring to life the Christmas season of the Medieval and Tudor court. There will be Tudor instruments, songs and carols, instrumental and dance music, and tales of feasting and merry-making.
Courtlye Musick will be playing informally between 11.30am-1.00pm and 2pm-3.30pm. Drop-in during this time and listen a while as you also explore the museum. Suitable for all ages – all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please be aware that there may be restricted numbers at any one time.

Saturday 7th December 2019 :  2 – 4pm                                                               St Basil’s Church, Toller Fratrum, Dorset.

A concert by Three Cane Whale will include a performance by Courtlye Musick of Tudor seasonal music and pieces by Jen Muggleton.
Sunday 1st December 2019 : 1.30pm – 3pm
Barrington Court, Illminster

Courtlye Musick will be playing informally in the House during the Christmas Market.
(National Trust admission charges apply)

Sunday 24th November

Courtlye Musick will be playing at the Dorset Food and Drink Christmas Fair Athelhampton House, Puddletown, Dorchester.

between 10am and 2pm.

2019 Xmas concert

Saturday 14th September : 11:00 – 16:00
Tudor House Museum, Southampton SO14 2AD : Heritage Open Day 2019 – Free entry

Friday 20th September & Sunday 22nd September : 13.00 – 14.30
Great Hall Winchester SO23 8UJ : Winchester Heritage Open Days 20119 – Free entry

Friday 27th September : 18.30 Concert ‘Dufay to Dowland’ in Cherbourg with Ars Nova


Sunday 29th September : 17.00 Concert ‘Dufay to Dowland’ in Réville church, with Ars Nova as part of the Early Music Festival of Réville –

Sunday 28th July 2019

Courtlye Musick will be performing at

Warmwell Fete

2pm – 5pm

in the grounds of Warmwell House, Dorchester DT2 8HQ

Saturday 27th July 2019

Courtlye Musick will be performing at the Milton Abbas Street Fair,

which takes place on Saturday 27th July, 11am until 5pm

During the day, we will be performing three short concerts in St James Church, telling the story in words and music of Will Kemp’s ‘nine daies wonder, performed in a daunce from London to Norwich’ in the year 1600.

Tudor Fest 2019 poster final