Sirinu is an ensemble of early instruments and voice, with an established reputation for lively and communicative performances based on sound musical scholarship. Since their formation in 1992 they have recorded for Hyperion and Chandos, and appeared at festivals and Early Music Networks throughout Europe, North Africa, and South America. They also commission new pieces for early, folk, and non-mainstream instruments and combinations, and enjoy using unusual instruments and exploring the connections between different folk traditions. They are beginning a tour of new music commissions in 2017.
‘A tour de force of sound, colour, movement and dance…energetic and virtuosic…this exhausting and extrovert concert was not only extremely original and convincing, but also great fun’ [Early Music News]
Download Sirinu’s album ‘Bold, Fearless and Rash’ here, featuring beautiful medieval music for pure voice, lute, and harp, from the Court of Burgundy.
“THE MAN HURDY-GURDY & ME” touring 2017/18. An innovative concert for lovers of folk, early and modern instruments by the uniquely inventive composer Howard Skempton and other English composers. See programmes for more information. Teaser clips available on YouTube.
“SOUNDING SPACE” to be premiered on 6 November 2017. Sirinu will present a promenade concert inspired by space and the planets from the Middle Ages to the present, with projections in Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science, and including a new music-theatre commission by Martyn Harry. See programmes for more information.7
“THE WHITE ROSE AND THE CROSS” coming soon, featuring music from the sumptuous court of Margaret of York and Charles the Rash, which celebrates their marriage 550 years ago. As featured on Sirinu’s CD ‘Bold, Fearless and Rash’.