Other Characters & Lectures Available

Tutbury Castle also offers a range of presentations by our guest speakers.

Merrie Din

This group of musicians sing songs and play folk tunes on instruments of both the Medieval and Tudor periods; bagpipes, harps, recorders, tabors, tambourin de bearne and drum. Music of the times wasn’t as dull as its made out to be and they liked a lively song as much as we do! Hear the sound of these long lost instruments as played by the minstrels of Merrie Din – just wait till you hear those tunes!

This presentation may also include short interludes as they tell you the history behind these instruments.

Medieval Talks

Illustrated with reproduction relics of the period, costumed speakers Master Dan and Mistress Eleanor will tell you of these times past and how the people of the Medieval period, both rich and poor, dressed, lived and ate.

Presented with humour and linking with many of the customs and sayings still practiced today, these talks are very visual and interactive with the audience. A short explanation and demonstration of the musical instruments of the day may also be included.