performances

Bygonz has performed at Baddesley Clinton Manor, Banbury Hobby Horse Festival, various wassails, Berkeley Castle Tudor Festival, Bignor weeds & wildflowers festival, Dovers Cotswold Olimpick Games, Droitwich Royal Charter Day, Galouvielle Festival in Paris, Malvern Priory, Gloucester and St.David's Cathedrals, Ely Eel Day, Gloucester Tall Ships Festival, Hailes Abbey, Llanthony Secunda Priory, Snowshill Manor, St.Annes Well Mediaeval Pageant and The Three Choirs Festival fringe.

Performances planned for 2022 include.

***20 February Stokesay Castle *** 27 February Brockhampton Manor ***20 March Tretower Court ***16 April Tretower Court ***17 April Brockhampton Manor ***30 April Guildford Summerpole ***21 May Brockhampton Orchards Launch ***22 May Stokesay Castle ***27 May Harts Barn ***28 May Tretower Court ***29 May Arbor Day at Aston-on-Clun ***4 June Droitwich Jubilee ***12 June Winterbourne Mediaeval Barn ***19 June York Mystery Plays ***21 June International Make Music Day***10 July Coleford Music Festival ***16 July Miitcheldean Festival ***30 July Lughnasadh Folk Festival ***7 August Stokesay Castle ***13 August Charlecote Park ***20 August Brockhampton Manor ***27 August Hereford River Festival ***28 August Tretower Court ***3 September Gloucester Day ***4 September Folk at the Folk ***9&10 September Heritage Open Days ***25 September Witchcraft & Wonder ***2 October Brockhampton Manor Harvest Festival ***9 October Winterbourne Orchard Day

Bygonz

Bygonz
playing at Tretower Court

anglo

Anglo-saxon

Aethelflaed

Aethelflaed
In the procession marking the funeral of Queen Aetheflaed in Gloucester in 918 - click image to see a video


Mediaeval

Winterbourne Mediaeval Barn

Winterbourne Mediaeval Barn
Winterbourne Mediaeval Barn - at the Barn's mediaeval day

St Richard's Festival, Droitwich

St Richard's Festival, Droitwich
celebrating St Richard's miracle in making Droitwich's brine springs flow again in 1249

Gloucester cathedral

Gloucester cathedral
Gloucester cathedral - testing the acoustics in the cloisters (photo and video below from Chris Denham)

Frampton

Frampton
procession as part of the 700th anniversary of the dedication of Frampton church

Tudor

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days
during a concert as part of the Gloucester History Festival - click on image for video

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days
During Heritage Open Days in 2014 we were photobombed!

Fairford

Fairford
emulating the stained glass window at Fairford with English bagpipes and mediaeval triangle

We love making music

We love making music
International Make Music Day with Landlord and Landlady, Peter and Chris at the Yew Tree, Clifford's Mesne

Polifonie

Polifonie
We also play with mulit-instrumentalist Terry Carter in the trio Polifonie. Click on the image to watch a video of Polifonie performing at the wonderful venue of Brockhampton Estate - a tudor house owned by the National Trust

civic duties

civic duties
as guard and crier at the Sheriff's Riding in York

Civil war and Stuart era

Glos Day

Glos Day
The Gloucester Day parade marks the end of the siege of Gloucester in 1643

GLos Day

GLos Day
Gloucester Day 2020. photo courtesy of Mike Smith Photography

Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye
celbrating John Kyrle's 380th birthday in his knot garden in Ross-on-Wye

3 choirs

3 choirs
Performing on the community bandstand at the three choirs festival in Gloucester

More recent times

Bignor weeds and wildflower festival

Bignor weeds and wildflower festival
Bignor Weeds and Wildflower Festival - Yattleton was a naughty horse !!

Yattleton dances to The Horse's Bransle

Yattleton dances to The Horse's Bransle
Yattleton cavorts at Eric Freeman's Byford's Farm Harvest Home

Dave

Dave
Yattleton with the late and great Dave Blick on the occasion he was presented with the EFDSS Gold Medal for services to folk

Arbucies, Catalunya

Arbucies, Catalunya
William the jig doll and taborer participate in the Festa del Flabiol, Arbucies Catalunya. click for video of the jig doll dancing

apples

apples
Wassail! -click on image for video from Stroud wassail

lunacy

lunacy
at the Lughnasadh Folk Festival

upton

upton
with Mark and Cathy from Canadian Orange Peel Morris at Upton Folk Festival

quintet

quintet
Playing at Dagy's maypole party in New Zealand with our next two generations of musicians

dovers

dovers
Dovers Cotteswold Olimpick Games on Oak Apple Day 2015

cathedral

cathedral
High Sheriff's concert in Gloucester cathedral

jubilee

jubilee
Jubilee celebration in 2012 at Mitchel Troy. click on the image to see a video

tall ships

tall ships
at Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

pirates

pirates
Gloucester pirate festival = click for video

Mitcheldean

Mitcheldean
Mitcheldean Xmas Fair - with a cool backing band !!

mm

mm

a collection of Playford tunes