Catspaw

Catspaw Authentic Entertainment - v ery special entertainment for special events. Check out our workshops - especially the range of story workshops. Or make your party an event to go down in history with one of our shows from the Dark Ages, Medieval, Viking, Elizabethan periods. Our wedding listings offer something a little different for stag and hen and wedding entertainments.

LIATH HOLLINS

Liath Hollins is based in the East Midlands and plays traditional music.

There is a wealth of traditional music which dates from medieval times right up to the present day. It includes material such as songs, ballads and dance tunes, some preserved by collectors, others which have survived down the years in the thriving oral cultures of Britain and Ireland. Traditional music is often passed down aurally, so the living tradition is vitally important to the passing on of the music. Written notation cannot capture the intricacies of rhythm and ornament that characterise much of traditional music. Unlike classical music, which is very prescriptive in the way it is performed, traditional musicians are likely to put an individual interpretation on their music, so that no two traditional harpists will play a tune in the same way.