Daughters of Elvin
Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 12noon
Temple Methodist Church
Katy Marchant - bagpipes, recorders, shawm, pipe and salterio, gemshorn
Steve Tyler - hurdy gurdy, gothic harp, percussion, cittern
Alison Burnett - voice
Steve Tyler and Katy Marchant have been the core of medieval/theatrical ensemble Daughters of Elvin. At various times they work with instrumentalists, singers, storytellers or masked dancers. They have performed throughout the UK and Europe playing for concerts, dances or historical events.
Katy Marchant founded Daughters of Elvin and, inspired by medieval iconography, made the fantastical masks and costumes used in the performances. She comes from an early music background and has played recorder from a young age.
Steve Tyler is a well respected hurdy gurdy player, equally at home with early music, folk music and modern compositions. He has performed with diverse artists such as the English folk singer Jackie Oates, German industrial/electronic musician F.M.Einheit, and South African puppeteer John Roberts.
Alison Burnett is the soprano soloist with Daughters of Elvin. They have performed together in Cyprus as well as locally. Alison is no stranger to the Budleigh Festival. She frequently gives recitals with her accompanist David Davies.
Watch the duo performing here