The Midlands Medieval Minstrel - Medieval Minstrel and Lute Player

The Midlands Medieval Minstrel is available for all kinds of events and is happy to travel around the UK.

He and can offer both classical guitar and lute for your medieval themed event or wedding and comes in full costume.

The Midlands Medieval Minstrel studied the classical guitar with Tom Kerstens and composition with Deirdre Gribbin at Bath Spa University and has given classical concerts throughout the South West and played in master classes with Simon Dinnigan and Eliot Fisk as well as playing at a wide range of venues including the WOMAD festival.

He also has a wide experience of playing for weddings, parties and corporate events.
Performances can be ‘tailor made’ to suit the occasion: for example some couples may request a special piece or song for the signing of the register.

The Midlands Medieval Minstrel can also be booked as a Classical Guitarist

Read our blog article about his performance for the Shakespeare's Rose Theatre event at Blenheim Palace in 2019:

In March 2023 we also booked him for the cast and crew after-show party for the premier of the Dungeons and Dragons movie (see photos)

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The Midlands Medieval Minstrel - Medieval Minstrel and Lute Player Feedback

He was the perfect addition to our glamorous medieval film premiere afterparty. He created a great atmosphere in our arrivals area for guests. Many commented on his beautiful music and fabulous costume. He was also great to work with in advance, thoughtful about song and instrument selection to fit our theme, and very prompt and professional on the night. I would definitely book him again.

Emilie, Premier PR, The Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Dungeons and Dragons Film Premiere Afterparty (March 2023)

We were extremely pleased with the lute player. He kept in touch with us before the event to confirm timings and music choices. He changed into his full Tudor minstrel costume as requested and was present in the room as the guests arrived. The room was The Great Chamber which had been built for the visit of Henry VIII and he fitted in perfectly. The music was well chosen and performed and he moved around the tables, playing the lute, singing to some tunes and explaining the instrument as requested. He also played the classical guitar to vary the performance. The guests were as delighted as we are.

G Barber, The Great Chamber, Newhall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, Party (May 2022)

Fantastic performer, lives up to the name & very professional. Arrival early, came with everything needed. Lovely guy to work with.

Andrew Finch, , none (November 2019)

He is a fantastic lutenist. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the instrument and it's history. We had a wonderful evening of music and conversation. Couldn't recommend more highly! Thank you!!

Jennifer Evans, , none (June 2019)

He was fantastic and I’ll certainly be recommending him should we have any further requirements!

Paul, Deputy General Manager, The Manor Country House Hotel, The Manor Country House Hotel, Oxfordshire, Corporate Event (January, 2019)

I wanted to thank you for the excellent playing that you did at Tortworth last weekend. Many of our guests have commented on what a refreshing change it made from band and disco noise and what a pleasure it was to be able to talk without shouting. Also and most importantly, they enjoyed what you played. So thanks very much for helping to make it such a pleasurable day for us and our guests.

Bob Roberts and Alison, Tortworth

I really enjoyed your playing - wish I had been able to make more time to just sit and listen.

Steven Thomas,

The music just fitted so well. Not only did his beautiful tone create a warm uplifting atmosphere but he was relaxed yet sensitive and friendly: it was great to have him at the exhibition. I couldn't have wished for anything better.

Rachel Charter (artist),

Hello, it was such a special evening, thank you for helping to make that happen. I didn't take any photos but have put a message out on Facebook to see any body took some.

Roz Sylvester,

You left before the speeches, but a thank you to you brought an amazing round of clapping! Everyone appreciated your playing we had no end of comments! So thanks for helping make Lily and Darren wedding so professional!

Phil & Babs,

I just wanted to take the time to say a huge thank you on behalf of the festival, in addition to a big personal thank you for your support, energy, enthusiasm and talent at this year?s festival. I would be delighted to invite you to join us next year again and celebrate our 25th year of medieval fun at Herstmonceux Castle. Once again, a huge thank you for everything.

Fergus Bruce (Festival Operations Manager), Herstmonceux Castle

Thank you so much for your work last week at Beaulieu. It was a very successful night for us all and hopefully the start of some important relationships. We are really grateful to you for making it such a lovely evening. For your beautiful, lilting music and charm - as you serenaded each table. This was a high point of a lot of the guests' nights.

Abbey Wright (director), Beaulieu

I just want to properly thank you for your playing at Watts Gallery Museums at Night Event. It was wonderful to have you and your lute ? the music was beautiful and created a lovely atmosphere on the lawn.

Ellen Love (Watts Gallery), Watts Gallery Museums

I had the pleasure of hearing him play his beautiful Lute at Herstmonceux Castle Medieval Festival during August bank holiday weekend. He played for couples in love having Handfasting Ceremonies in the Magic garden. His beautiful playing set the tone prior to the start, during and at the end of the Handfasting Ceremonies I conducted for cloud9ceremonies His romantic songs and subtle musical tones were appreciated by all. His outfit was very fetching!

Glenda Procter,

The music just fitted so well. Not only did his beautiful tone create a warm, uplifting atmosphere but he was relaxed yet sensitive...and friendly, It was great to have him. I couldn’t have wished for anything better.


I really enjoyed your playing - wish I had been able to make more time to just sit and listen.


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