Welcome to the Minstrels of the Forest website! We are a group of medieval musicians living in the Forest of Dean who perform locally at castles, banquets and special events. We also deliver high-quality school workshops in historical music and dance. On this site you can see who’s who, listen to us play, see where we’ve already played, and contact us if you want to make a comment or a booking.
We offer a mixture of medieval songs and dances, including Christmas music, and wear medieval costumes. Our instruments include the saz, oud, dombora, dulcimer and rebec, recorders, medieval flutes and cornamuse, tabor and timbrel and symphonie (an early hurdy gurdy). We also love unaccompanied part-singing and offer opportunities for the audience and guests to join in with medieval dancing.