Skeleton Crew -- Renaissance, medieval, baroque & folk music

“a bewildering array of early instruments ... played with sensitivity and verve... Early music dull? Not with these guys on stage!” [Cholsey 1000 Festival review]

About Skeleton Crew

Skeleton Crew is an Early Music band of Oxford musicians, performing medieval, renaissance and baroque music. Our instruments include recorders, baroque flute, lute, theorbo, 'cello, harp and harpsichord. We aim to show our modern audiences how enjoyable Early Music can be, and we have fun exploring a range of pieces from several centuries and countries. We plan our programmes for a range of events around Oxfordshire, for public and private occasions, including for charity. We have CDs for sale and videos to watch.

Forthcoming Public Concert:

Lunchtime (1.00 - 1.45pm) Monday 6th November 2023 at St. Michael at the Northgate in Oxford.

We're excited to be playing a collection of pieces from the high Baroque period, on baroque flute, recorders, harp, lute and cello. The intensity of the German style is brought to perfection by J.S. Bach and Telemann, whilst Boismortier and Loeillet de Gant deliver the elegance of the French.

Admission Free, with a retiring collection in aid of Save the Rhino International.

Click the image for the poster as a pdf.

“a delightful evening of early music ... often played with quite blistering dexterity ... the programme offered a most satisfying balance between diversity and coherence” [Daily information review]

"Out of the Ground" is our most recent CD. Full track lists of this and for a free download of our two previous CDs click here.

Skeleton Crew images

Thanks to E.T. for these skeletons having fun...

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