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This groupmuse happened on Sunday, December 8, at 4:00 PM EST.

This is a Groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Not Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland; Not Men in Tights...It Is the Robin Hood Legend in Early Music

Not Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland; Not Men in Tights...It Is the Robin Hood Legend in Early Music

Brooklyn Heights

Sun, December 8, 2019 4:00 PM, EST

0 of 25 spots available
And 3 on waitlist
No COVID-19 restrictions
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
No bathroom at this event
ADA access
Not accessible


Ensemble Musica Humana, an early music trio, will play and narrate a program of music from the 12th to 17th centuries depicting the legend of Robin Hood. The musicians are Kevin Devine (harpsichord and hurdy gurdy), Lidia Chang (baroque and renaissance flute) and Corrine Byrne (voice). In addition to the rarely heard hurdy gurdy, a delightful feature will be Kevin's small harpsichord, just the right size to squeeze into my parlor floor while maintaining sufficient seating for guests. Please join us for a lovely Sunday afternoon.

Here are the more mundane details — Gather at 4:00 in the afternoon to enjoy the informal company of friends and new acquaintances in my Brooklyn Heights home. The program will begin at about 4:30 PM. I will provide plenty of appetizers. Please bring a beverage (wine, beer, soda) to share and payment to show your appreciation for the musicians. GroupMuse policy requests at least $10/person attending; more is greatly appreciated, especially when we have three musicians who share the proceeds.

A note, if you are wondering -- While our home is technically not accessible, the venue is only one flight up. And, although the event is not specifically kid-friendly, young folks who are interested will be welcome to attend.

What's the music?

Ensemble Musica Humana Harpsichord, hurdy-gurdy, flute, voice

L’autrier jost’una sebissa Marcabru (fl. 1130-50)

Mout me fu grief / Robin m’aime / PORTARE Adam de la Halle (c. 1245-1306)

My Robin Hood is to the Greenwood Gone William Ballet's Lute Book (c. 1600)

Arthur a Bland (Robin Hood and the Tanner) Child Ballad No. 126

Palästinalied Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1130-1240)

Ah, Robyn, Gentyl Robin William Cornysh (1465-1523)

A round of three country dances in one Thomas Morley (c. 1588-1635)

Sancta Mater Graciae / Dou Way, Robyn Anonymous (English, 13 th c.)


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Ann A., almost 4 years ago

As host, I'm so pleased with this GroupMuse event. Thank you everyone who came; your generous contribution of beverages and treats was amazing. I loved the program that Kevin, Lidia and Corrine presented .... wonderful musicians, great presentation! Sorry that we were so crowded...hope that wasn't a problem for's just that so many of you wanted to attend. However you spend the end of year holidays, I wish you happy times....Ann

Helen S., almost 4 years ago

What a great performance by three talented, brilliant musicians. This performance was an extraordinary delight for early music lovers.
Thank you Ann

Kevin D., almost 4 years ago

Thank you all for a WONDERFUL time yesterday. We enjoyed it thoroughly

Philip H., almost 4 years ago

This was my sixth Groupmuse, and my first in Brooklyn. Such a delightful program. As a Librarian and Film HIstorian, I had known about the four centuries of stories and songs pertaining to the Robin Hood legend, the various films, and the music for these films by Korngold, Barry, Friedhofer, etc. However, this Groupmuse was not only a concert, but a class which informed me of the wonderful music through the centuries pertaining to the Robin Hood legend. Thank you to you, Ann, for being a wonderful host, as well as Bravo/Brauva to the wonderful musicians Kevin, Lidia, and Corrine!

Ann A., almost 4 years ago

Philip .... Thank you for your kind words about the amazing performance by Kevin, Lidia and Corrine. I regret that my hosting responsibilities interfered with interacting more than very casually with guests, especially you because I had noted your academic expertise and so wanted to connect with you.... Alas, we only had a brief greeting. I hope that our paths will cross at other GroupMuse events so that we will have an opportunity to talk.


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