Taverns or alehouses have, since the Middle Ages, been a second home to the English. In the late 17th century, when theaters were closed down due to religious reasons, many of these alehouses were turned into so-called Musick-Houses, where musicians gathered to play intimate concerts for an enthusiastic (and beer-thirsty) audience. Henry Purcell and other known composers could be found here, presenting their new works or engaging in lively musical duels with local musicians. Enjoy this evening of seducing, touching, folky, and serious music, accompanied by anecdotes and humor - and perhaps a tankard of something!
An Alehouse Session