Party Like It’s 1555 – New Years Eve with Princes in the Tower

Tudor-folk rock band Princes in the Tower will be bringing their fusion of 16th century sounds and 21st century madness to St Albarns this New Years Eve.

© Princes in the Tower

The trio is made up of Circulus head honcho Michael Tyack on cittern, lute and vocals; multi-instrumentalist (and former Circulus regular) William Summers on crumhorns, rauschpfiefe and flute, and catchy-ditty-writing songsmith Antony Elvin on drums and vocals. Elvin, of course, is also familiar to Boosh fans for his appearances in The Mighty Boosh (and his song Amongst the Dandies featuring Summers which featured in documentary Journey of the Childmen), and as one half of spoof folk duo Hot Brew.

We’re big fans of the Princes deliciously eccentric and virtuoso proggish sounds, so much so that we’ve previously included their musical output on limited edition download EPs, and would always enjoy an evening in their unique company.

So if you’re nearby St Albans with no plans for New Years Eve, then the trio will be at the perfectly named The Foragers @ The Verulam Arms (could a pub sound so olde-worlde whilst also containing an @ symbol in it’s name?) on Sunday 31st December 2017 from 8pm, and will be partying like it’s 1555… or 1556 once midnight strikes.

Let’s face it – there are few finer offers for New Years entertainments to be had, so get on down there and bring in the New Year in style. If you’d like to firm up your plans, contact the venue via Twitter, email or telephone – 01727 836004.

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