Medieval Wedding Band Endorsement for The Grinnigogs

It’s lovely to be appreciated! This thank you note just arrived through The Grinnigogs letter box.


And here are some images of some of the antics we got up to at Elizabeth and Paul’s wedding receptionthe wedding courtesy of photographer Rachel Pereira who has kindly sent us through some photos

A Beautiful Medieval Wedding at Grange Barn Coggeshall

We played a beautiful wedding at Grange Barn Coggeshall, Chris Heron sang ‘Rude’ and ‘Marry that girl’ for the bride and groom’s first dance and then we played for dancing and listening throughout the evening much to the delight of family and friends. With Ceilidh dancing, impromptu dancing and strolling minstrels the atmosphere was magical in the mid summer evening sunshine  If you are planning a medieval wedding give Quentin a call on 07877434739 and he can advise you on pricing and availability for The Grinnigogs.

Medieval Weddings



If you are planning a medieval wedding ‘The Grinnigogs’ are a perfect way to set the scene and create the right ambience. Music is a lovely way to enhance the atmosphere and emotion at your special event. The Grinnigogs specialise in performing medieval style music on Hammer Dulcimer, Hurdy Gurdy, bagpipes and cittern.

The Grinnigogs can tailor the entertainment to suit all budgets, from an intimate ceremony to a huge gathering for family and friends.

A medieval dance is a wonderful alternative or warm up for a disco. Our dance leader and musicians will guide you through a variety of period dances, including the notorious Horses Brawl and Bear Dance. The music is lively and exciting with an emphasis on fun and participation.

Depending on the venue and the number of guests, The Grinnigogs will perform without amplification where possible. For larger gatherings amplification may be necessary and we can provide everything that is required all our equipment is PAT tested and is covered under our 5 million Pound Public Liability Insurance.

We can also supply fortune tellers, storytellers, jesters, magicians and acrobats to keep adults and children entertained, a medieval master of ceremonies to introduce the food, the speeches and amuse all with humorous asides and medieval games, challenges and riddles.

To discuss your special occasion call Quentin   on  07877434739 or email:

Medieval Minstrels at The Barden Bunk Barn

We played an amazing wedding celebration at the the venue and surroundings are superb the Bedern Bunk House was used as a  large room for the feasting, dancing and merry making – the evening finished with a torch lit circle dance under the stars in the moonlit shadows of the abbey – perfect.

So if you are planning a medieval event at The Barden Bunk Barn and need to book medieval entertainment? The Grinnigogs are medieval minstrels experienced in providing music and entertainment at medieval banquets, weddings, handfastings, parties, themed evenings  and corporate events.

The Grinnigogs specialise in the performance of Medieval and Tudor and music.The Grinnigogs Minstrels have surprised, delighted and entertained audiences all over the world. Playing exciting, uplifting and sensual music on a diverse range of instruments using a variety of medieval instruments like Hammer Dulcimer, Hurdy-Gurdy, Bagpipes, Shawms, Percussion, Violin and Cittern – they can perform as soloists, as a duo or as a band with up to seven virtuoso musicians.

The Grinnigogs also offer medieval story-tellers, jesters, jugglers, magicians, stilt-walkers and fortune tellers to add theatricality and spectacle to any event.

The Grinnigogs work from a fixed spot or as strolling players and can perform acoustically or with amplification.

The Grinnigogs have achieved National and International acclaim having appeared at many prestigious British Arts festivals. They have toured Japan, Eastern Europe, Belgium, Holland and Germany. They offer  music for all kinds of events, and are hugely popular for weddings, street performances, historical sites, corporate themed parties and complete banquet entertainment.

To contact The Grinnigogs call now 07877434739 or 07737494255 or email

It’s never too late to book medieval entertainment!

It’s never too late to book medieval entertainment! We work as full time medieval musicians and entertainers so if you have a last minute  cancellation or emergency at your medieval event or celebration  feel free to give us a call we love performing and if we can help you out we will – our email is or you can call 07877434739 – to find out more visit

Medieval Weddings In York

One of our favourite types of performance is playing for weddings – we have played for a number of medieval weddings in York to great effect – the combination of a fantastic historical venue and period music creates a great sense of atmosphere and magic. The best venues for a Medieval wedding in and around York are:

Merchant Adventurers Hall
Allerton Castle
Sandburn Hall
Merchant Taylor’s Hall
Beningnrough Hall
Duncombe Park
Aldwark Manor
St William’s College

There are also a number of great medieval venues that are suitable for wedding breakfasts and receptions – remember the centre of York is quite small so a horse drawn carriage to get you about is a real option – if you really want to make your arrival at the wedding or reception venue memorable.

Did you know?

…that  York was voted the best place to visit including best family day out and best historical place to visit in a new survey by East Coast rail (Sep 2011) so you can guarantee that your wedding guests will have plenty to see and do when in York.