Recreating the sound of Christmas past

Brian Radford of Tapestry of Music
Brian Radford of Tapestry of Music

Christmas merrymakers took a step back in time when they attended a medieval Christmas fayre at Stydd Gardens, Ribchester.

Refreshments were on offer at The Glass House and Fullaloves wines and businesses put on special themed displays, as well as offering customers the chance to buy Christmas wreaths, gifts and other decorations.

A special highlight was the appearance of Tapestry of Music which helped to raise funds for charity.

Tapestry of Music was founded by Glynis and Brian Radford in 1978. The teachers have built up a collection of some 2,000 instruments and present a wide range of early music from medieval, Tudor and Baroque periods,

Their early and ethnic instruments which produce a distinctive sounds including harp, lutes, saz, oud, hurdy-gurdy, shawms, bagpipes and crumhorns.

The couple, who are based in Ashton-in-Makerfield, provide a wide variety of workshops for schools and colleges and added the joyful sound of Christmas past to the event.