My Blog

Crossroads in Time Event (July 2007)

   Wed, September 12, 2007 - 12:53 PM
Back in July Istanpitta was hired to be the house band to a hard core re-enactment group called Compaigney du Chalis.

The event was located in Sydney Valley, UT up in the mountains about 9K ft. It was beautiful and we watched the company do some fighting and launch a 1/3 size trebuchet. Totally Cool. We spent 4 days at this event and enjoyed the outdoors, got overfed with some amazing food, and very much enjoyed performing pre 15th c. music to this group. The event was supported by Heather Gilmer on Vielle and Abby Green on Vocals and percussion. This event is not open to the public but is a private event for this organization. It is definitely a very specific 14th c. English company with all the authentic trimmings. What breath of fresh air. These folks were the inventors of the word pleasant, nice, intelligent and engaging. And definitely pegged the historical geeko meter. Cannot wait to do it again. 4 days in the mountains? Sign me up coach!

Al Cofrin


add a comment
Wed, September 12, 2007 - 8:58 PM
Wait a minute, is that saz 14th C. English?
Thu, September 13, 2007 - 5:39 AM
Well more like 13th c. at least. In Spain this baby was called a Chitara Moresca. It shows up in three 13th c. Spanish manuscripts including the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Unfortunately non of the two dimensional iconographies show what the body shape was.