Cancionero

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For the Spanish term for songbook, see: Cancionero de Upsala, Cancionero de Palacio.

Cancionero is the name of an early music ensemble based in the Sevenoaks and Maidstone area of Kent who perform the songs and dance music of the Middle Ages and also early Renaissance music from the Tudor court.

Current members[edit]

Anthony Purnell (voice, recorders, wind, lute, psaltery, fiddle, crwth)
Anne Purnell (voice, recorders, hurdy gurdy, percussion)
Brian White (voice, percussion)


Performances in period costume, encouraging audience dancing, at Penshurst Place and Tudor workshops for schools have been a regular feature. The group has also been featured on Radio Kent and on BBC Radio 4’s Open Country.

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