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.


The bands, duets and soloists in the Catspaw stable are all checked out prior to being offered here, for professionalism and quality. Our main focus is on acts which have a distinct and individual character of their own. If you like we are a 'Delicatesan of Musicians' rather than the supermarket. Our musicians are divided into historic, cultural and others. We try to make sure our historic acts are accurate in their costume and instruments where ever practical and reasonable. For more information in individual acts click on the name.

To book any of these musicians please email with the name of the act, and your details: when, where, what the event is and what length of performance you are interested in etc so we can check availability and quote accurately. Email to music at catspaw

Historic Music

Rigantona - songs and tunes from history (medieval, norse or napoleonic)

Passamezzo - Elizabethan or Jacobean musicians

Medieval Ceilidh - Music, dancing and more music (available with optional storytelling or juggling extras)


Cutural Mixes

Atlantico - Dancable Latin American Grooves

Louche Manouche - Gypsy Jazz trio through septet

Boka Halat - Multi-cultural English folk (featuring drums from Africa, India and the Middle East)

Tim Garside - Arabic drums for dancers

Here Be Dragons - Wild Celtic Music from Wales

Barn dance with a beat - featuring calling by Roger from Boka Halat drums and bass and some serious grooving

Devil's Elbow - Lively traditional English tunes and songs

Rhythm Mosaic - Anglo Latin world music


And others...

Strangeworld - multi cultural and historic feel to this quartets fantastic music

Grafitti Classics - Virtuoso classical music quartette with a sense of humour

Wob - Wonderfully bouncy singer songwriter lad

Heelstone - great straightforward ceilidh for all the family

Liath Hollins - Traditional harp, traditional music played on a lever harp

Anne Lister - singer songwriter and storyteller

Paul Mitchell - Pagan singer/songwriter

MaryJane - Southamptons Finest Psychedelic Folk Rock Outfit

Light Years - energetic music with a great style (festivals, arts centres, pubs and public events)

Kate Fletcher - Folk soloist extrodinaire (ex Epona)

Occasional Harps - beautiful harp and vocals from Paula Smith - modern or classical tunes


and more...