A travelling minstrel does not always refer to a chocolate sweet that’s disappeared down the back of the sofa. Sometimes they get lost in orbit around the galaxy (bar) or in other such chocolate related punchlines.
Thankfully Mike sticks mainly to singing and playing the recorder, octave mandola and drum and only rarely travels into space. He can work on his own, with lutenist Chris Goodwin, or with singer and instrumentalist Tamsyn Rose-Steel as the duo Bag o’Peas.
Mike & Tamsin
Bag o’Peas CD is finally released under the name of
Featuring Tamsyn Rose-Steel on vocals, viola and percussion, Mike on recorders, vocals, mandola and percussion with Chris Goodwin on lute and Andy Dewar providing additional percussion. 9 tracks from authentic medieval, through instrumentals and well known favourites to a couple of folk songs.
Available from Mike (or Tamsyn) for £10 including p&p
Click below to listen to tracks from the CD:
“Mirie it is” from Bag o’Peas by Mike Ruff & Tamsyn Rose-Steel. Released: 2013. Track 8:
“Track 2” from Almost A Gentleman by Mike Ruff. Released: 2013. Track 1. Genre: Other: