Early music ensemble "Drolls"
(Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia)
The early music ensemble Drolls was founded in October 1999. The major part of the ensemble creative activity is Western-European music of Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Drolls (amusements in Old English) is a kind of comical musical performances widespread in England in the XVI-XVII centuries. Folk music including lyrical and festive songs at table, songs for dancing and others was widely represented in those. Y. Bulutchevsky, V. Fomin "Ancient Music" Dictionary. Moscow, "Music" Publishing House, 1996
During the last centuries the mankind has changed, but the Man has remained unchangeable. The Man still loves and has fun as eight centuries ago. It is possible to feel the still living past by means of music. The music, which has been historical.
We strive for proof and prove this principle by every our performance.
We are always glad and happy when our creative work awakes response by different audience: from specialists to unsophisticated audience. It serves as the doubtless evidence of the fact that we are on the right way.
The ensemble leads the active concert life.
"Drolls" participated in many festivals of folk music and the culture of the Middle Ages. On the credit side we have TV and radio programs dedicated to the ensemble, many publications in Russian and foreign media and many performances on stages of Russia, Poland, Finland, Belarus, Karelia. The band has recorded and edited five albums. "Drolls" cooperates with bands spiritually close to it trying to turn every performance into bright show using pantomimes, dance and authentic instruments.