Other Ensembles

The Little Dickens Band (Old-Fashioned Christmas Carols)

The Little Dickens Band (Music From Davy Jones' Locker)

Old Oaks Renaissance Consort (Renaissance and Medieval Music)

Canzonet (Renaissance and Medieval Vocal Music)

Anne Burns's Renaissance Instrument demo

The Little Dickens Band

(Old-Fashioned Christmas Carols)

As the duo The Little Dickens Band, Anne and Rob play winter holiday music of the British Isles from the time of Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria, as well as old standard holiday fare. They enjoy presenting these beloved songs in unusual and older settings with flute, guitar, pennywhistle, concertina, dulcimer and voices.

Anne and Rob can appear in period costume and can provide entertainment for concerts, receptions and parties. Music selections are lively arrangements of old favorites including Masters in This Hall, The Holly and the Ivy, Greensleeves, Joy to the World, God Rest Ye Merry, and The Grampound Wassail. The Little Dickens Band has produced a cassette tape of old-fashioned Christmas carols. A Christmas Stocking Stuffer was recorded in Michigan at the Troy Historical Museum and the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.




Selections inspired by the tales of pirates and swashbuckling seafarers by Anne & Rob Burns as The Little Dickens Band


Anne and Rob Burns feature songs and tunes suggested by the stories of Horatio Hornblower, Jacky “Bloody Jack” Faber, Jack Sparrow, and others set in the changing times that have launched so many imaginative books and films–the Golden Age of Piracy, the American Revolution, and the heyday of the British Royal Navy. This rollicking, rolling music of the high seas and lowlands will set your foot tapping. But don’t rock the boat!

"Music From Davy Jones' Locker" premiered at the Detroit Institute of Arts to an audience of mixed ages.