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The ever-entertaining Carnival Band perform Heroines and Tricksters – Women in Balladry. 

The band mix dozens of styles of music together with instruments from across the world in a programme inspired by their current quest to rediscover and perform 100 broadside ballads – the pop music of the 17th century. Their subjects were love, politics, battles, crime, folk tales, and sensational accounts of monsters and disasters.

In this concert the women take centre stage – female soldiers, cunning tricksters, noble heroines, and girls who know what they want and how to get it! Vivien Ellis and The Carnival Band bring these characters vividly to life with an array of instruments, full vocal harmony and an infectious sense of fun.





North Bar Within
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 8DL
01482 869137


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Venue Access

  • Assistance Dogs
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 11am-3pm
Tuesday 11am-3pm
Wednesday 11am-3pm
Thursday 11am-3pm
Friday 11am-3pm
Saturday 11am-3pm
Sunday 8am, 9.45am, 11.15am, 6.30pm

Creative Credits

Presented by Professor Christopher Marsh

Steve Banks on tabor, percussion, violin and vocals.
Jub Davis on double bass and vocals.
Giles Lewin on violin, recorder and vocals.
Steno Vitale on cittern and vocals.
Andy Watts on curtal, recorder, bagpipes and vocals.