Medieval Baebes – Performance

Conceptualised by Katharine Blake, formerly of Miranda Sex Garden, the group was formed in 1996. Sourcing lyrics from mediaeval and romantic texts and setting them to original scores using mediaeval and folk instruments, whilst singing in an array of obscure and ancient languages, the Baebes offer a beguiling musical beauty and ethereal talent. The choice of mediaeval texts are mythological, philosophical and dark in topic, meditating upon the inevitability of death, the pointlessness of material possessions, the agony of unrequited love or the dangers of vinous hallucinations.