(same as regular A&S class form)
Please feel free to contact her with any inquiries related to this area.
Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe is the coordinator for the music and musicians for the various dances taking place at 50 Year.
It is our hope to ensure that the dances will be a fun experience for musicians and dancers alike. Here’s what you need to know:MUSIC:
Most of the music that will be played at the balls is in the Pennsic Pile 50 Year Edition, which is the newly updated book of dance music arrangements that musicians and dancers use at Pennsic. This ensures that everyone is literally on the same page. A PDF of the book can be downloaded at :
A few additional pieces that will be played can be found at :
Printouts of sheet music will not be provided by 50 Year staff. Please bring your own printed copies.
On Saturday June 18, Musica Subterranea will be playing for the ball. On Tuesday June 21, Wolgemut will be playing. On all other nights there will be an open band.
Dance music commonly known as "Not the Pennsic Pile" and any other sheet music not currently in the Pennsic Pile must be reviewed by 50 Year staff for copyright license usability before being played at the event. Please contact Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe to submit sheet music for review.
Dance masters and mistresses, if you want live musicians to play music, set lists (the list of dances for a particular ball) must be sent to me by Sunday, May 1.
Musicians of all abilities are welcome to join the dance ensemble. Period instruments are preferred but appropriate modern instruments (flute, acoustic guitar, trombone, cello, violin, ect.) are welcome as well.
The dates and times of the balls will be posted here (or elsewhere on the 50 Year website) as soon as the information is available.
Please follow this link:
Sign up for Musicians to play for the dances.
The sign-up deadline for musicians is June 1.
NOTE: Please add "European" or "Middle Eastern" when signing up!
We need experienced ensemble leaders for each dance. The ensemble leader will coordinate with the dance mistress / master and conduct the ensemble. If you are willing to be an ensemble leader, please indicate this on the form.
For any questions about musicians for European Dance Music, please email Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe (email@example.com)