During the summer, we spent a week on the Isle of Wight.  Our visit to Carisbrook Castle was livened up by the sound of music floating through the grounds.  It was provided by Blast from the Past, Chris Green and Sophie Matthews, who advertised one of their performances with a rather self-deprecating call of ‘Come and hear why the Renaissance happened!’

As you can tell from the videos that I took, this rather undersells the music and their musicianship, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.  (I must apologise, though, for the rather shaky camera-work – there is a reason why I’m an academic and not a cameraman.)  I’m also hoping to get along to GreenMatthews‘ performance of A Christmas Carol: In Concert at Edge Hill University in December.