Celebrating English history with concert


St Barnabas Church in Linsalde will be making 800 years of England’s greatest export with a special concert on Saturday.

Leighton Buzzard Music Club presents Jaoglaresa, who will perform their show entitled Robbers, Rebels and Royals from 7.30pm.

The event will celebrate the Magna Carta, which is 800- years-old this year.

One of the country’s most vibrant early music groups perform authentic songs and instrumental music that challenge the supreme authority of kings and highlight the lives, loves and imprisonment of ordinary folk and barons.

Directed by Belinda Sykes, this London-based ensemble has been playing since 1992.

Now well-established, they try to push and transcend the limits of what counts as early music.

Their work focuses on connecting ancient and traditional musics but, rather than create a “fusion” or a surreal mix of these styles, they aim to use their combined experiences – upbringings drenched in traditional Irish, English, Maghrebi, Balkan and Middle Eastern music – to create a homogenous sound.

Joglaresa members spent years in North Africa and the Middle East absorbing the best traditional tunes, learning the local languages.

Tickets are on sale at Room No 9 in the High Street, Leighton Buzzard and Selections also on the High Street.

For further information about the Leighton Buzzard Music Club, or to buy tickets for the upcoming concert online, then visit www.lbmusic.co.uk.