News and Events

Next concerts:-

Sorry but the concert at St. Edwards on October 14th has had to be postponed - we will give full details when we have arranged an alternative date.


Saturday October 28th 2017. 7.30pm
Roath Church House,
Waterloo Road,
CF23 5AD

Court and Country:
An evening of baroque music, dance and song.
A 25th anniversary concert with Philippa Waite and her dance team to include music and dances from medieval to baroque.

Contact Philippa: 07976 374482
Book online at: and search for Court and Country, an evening of baroque music dance and song

We are working on the Purcell's opera 'The Fairy Queen' with Opera in Situ and plan to have performances in May/ June next year. More details to follow.

The Group

Pavane Early Music Consort first started performing in 1992 and since then has participated in many special projects as well as performing the usual concerts, adding atmosphere at historic sites for CADW and playing at weddings and banquets.

Pavane performing with Idependent Ballet Wales
Canterbury Tales

We collaborated with Independent Ballet Wales in 2006 for their original version of The Canterbury Tales and accompanied the ballet company on part of their UK tour playing music arranged from our medieval and early renaissance repertoire.

In March 2010 Pavane collaborated with the poet Matthew Francis at Newport Library providing medieval music to accompany readings from his book of poems relating the travels of Sir John Mandeville.

With the Everyman Theatre Company, Cardiff - one of South Wales’ most prestigious amateur drama groups - we provided the music for their production of Georg Buchner’s nineteenth century play, Woyzeck.

The Players

Pavane recording at the Atrium, CardiffCurrently Pavane is made up of the following players:-

Nick Bowman - recorders, crumhorns, rauschpfeif, cornet, gemshorn, shawm, bass viol, bass vocals.

Scott Baker - lute, cittern, oud, percussion, tenor.

Marilyn Hughes - medieval fiddle, viol, rebec and soprano.

Nicholas Minardi - recorders, crumhorns, flute, percussion.

Steve Metcalfe - lute, theorbo, renaissance guitar, recorders, hurdy-gurdy.

Janet Powell - recorders, crumhorns, rauschpfeif, sopranino shawm, gemshorn, harp, soprano.

recording in Cardiff
Recording at the Atrium

Steven Powell - recorders, crumhorns, shawms, bagpipes, bass viol.

Eli Williams - virginals, harp, percussion and soprano.

The Instruments

pictures of medieval and renaissance instrumentsWe play a wide variety of authentic medieval and renaissance period instruments - renaissance recorders, crumhorns, rauschpfeifs, percussion, shawms, curtals, lutes, cittern, oud, gemshorns, viols, virginals, fiddles, hurdy-gurdy and theorbo.

recording the lute at the AtriumDuring our concerts we introduce you to the various instruments and you are invited to come and see them and ask questions during the interval or at the end.