The York Waits

The York Waits
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Thu 19 December 2019
Thursday 19 December 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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The start of Christmas was traditionally announced at the entrances to York on 21st December, St Thomas’s  Day, with the reading by the Sheriffs, with the Wait’s shawm band in attendance, of the Yoole-girthol. This proclamation declared an amnesty to all nere-do-wells and unthrifty folk, and invited Twelve Days of merriment in the City.
The Waits recreate this atmosphere with Festive songs, carols and celebratory music from across medieval and renaissance England and Europe, performed on loud and quiet wind consorts, bowed and plucked strings, and the rustic bagpipes and vielle.

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National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate, York, United Kingdom

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