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Dr Frances Eustace has been a leading performer in the world of Early Music since the 1980s. She plays on copies of historical instruments, on bassoon, viola da gamba, bagpipes and other related wind and string instruments. She gives lecture recitals and workshops on topics from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. She is also a published academic author on the subject of the medieval allegory of ‘The Dance of Death’, and ‘Dance and gesture as media for dramatic expression’ in Early Drama and Performance. Her recent PhD dissertation is entitled ‘Insular Secular Carolling in the Late Middle Ages’.

“…a simply wonderful Bassoon Collection. There is still some hope for the planet while there are people who can take pleasure from listening to a contrabassoon rendering Schubert’s Trout, complete with earthy trills.”

Classical Music

Schubert’s Trout