One of the elements of my job that enjoy the most is the instruments and costumes that I use in the shows which, with a few exceptions, have all been commissioned and made for me by masters of their craft.  I have always been in awe of people who can produce such beautiful work.  Most of the photos below were taken by Tom Foxall at his studio in Much Wenlock. As well as being a fab photographer, Tom is a lover of art and music, so I think the instruments and costumes appeal to him.  All the photos here are copyrighted to the photographer named.  Click on the thumbnails for a larger image.  Links to the luthiers and costumiers can be found on th Links page.

Hurdy gurdy: Andre Klasse

Blue/silver/green Elizabethan  costume: Sarah Thursfield

Photo: Tom Foxall

Durer pipes: Julian Goodacre

Gold 15th costume with tippets, liripipe and oak-leaved dagging: Robes D'Epoque

Photo: Tom Foxall

English pipes in G:Jon Swayne
Hurdy gurdy: Andre Klasse
Rauschpfeife: Eric Moulder

Gold 15th costume with tippets, liripipe and oak-leaved dagging
by Robes D'Epoque

Photo: Veronica Caperon
Location: Old Colehurst Manor
Gittern (after Hans Oth): George Stevens

Green/black/gold tunic:
Elizabeth Saunders

Photo: Tom Foxall

Hurdy gurdy: Chris Eaton

Photo: Tom Foxall

Hurdy Gurdy: Chris Eaton
Decoration: Rose Eaton

Photo: Tom Foxall

English pipes in G:Jon Swayne

Blue/silver/green Elizabethan  costume: Sarah Thursfield

Photo: Tom Foxall

Green Man jacket:
Elizabeth Saunders

Photo: Elizabeth Saunders
Location: Lingen
Rauschpfeife and crumhorn:
Eric Moulder

Swiss Renaissance Long Drum; anon

Red and gold Will Kemp costume: Sarah Thursfield

Photo: Tom Foxall

Gittern: George Stevens
Rauschpfeife: Eric Moulder
Swiss Renaissance Long Drum; anon

Black and gold Elizabethan costume: Sarah Thursfield with logo design by wynndebagge

Photo: Tom Foxall

Black and gold Elizabethan costume: Sarah Thursfield with logo design by wynndebagge

Photo: Elizabeth Saunders
Location: Sulgrave Manor
Hurdy gurdy: Andre Klasse

Blue/silver/green Elizabethan  costume: Sarah Thursfield

Photo: Tom Foxall

English pipes in G: Jon Swayne

Charles I jacket and breeches:
Robes D'Epoque

Photo: Veronica Caperon
Location: Old Colehurst Manor

English pipes in G: Jon Swayne

17th C Waits jacket and boots: anon

Photo: Elizabeth Saunders
Location: Sulgrave Manor
Hurdy gurdy: Andre Klasse

Green Man jacket:
Elizabeth Saunders

Photo: Ben Cavanagh
Location: Swindon Old Town
Hammer dulcimer : Tim Manning



Hurdy gurdy: Chris Eaton

Suit: Italian!

Photo: Tom Foxall

Banjo: Deering Goodtime
Hurdy gurdy: Chris Eaton
Union Jack Supernova: Epiphone

Photo: Tom Foxall

Hurdy gurdy: Chris Eaton

Photo: Tom Foxall