The Worshipful Company Of Musicians


EMS20111217Lucie Skeaping explores the history of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, founded in 1500.

Lucie talks to two Past Masters, Paul Campion and Richard Crewdson.

Richard has written a book, Apollo's Swan and Lyre, which charts the history of the Musicians' Company.

The programme looks back to the roots of the organisation, which provided protection for professional musicians in the City of London, and the Act of Incorporation of the Company in the 17th Century.

The programme explores the world of London's medieval minstrels, and the guild's relationship between the Royal Household and the City Waits.

Lucie Skeaping explores the originations of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.