TREASURE OF CAPTAIN DIGGORY PIPER, PIRATE"
A Musical Program for Mixed Family Ages
What would YOU do if you discovered a
relative of yours had been a pirate? Try to find his hidden treasure,
and Nan Piper knew that Robin's late great uncle, Diggory Piper
had been a sea captain of note (in fact a popular tune was named
after him), but they just learned that Captain Piper was a privateer
for the Queen of England. Maybe he kept some treasure for himself!
Nan, Robin and the audience try to solve the clues left by Robin's
Uncle Diggory, while enjoying Renaissance music selections with
a piratical theme.
In the musical story, "The
Treasure of Captain Diggory Piper, Pirate," Anne
and Rob Burns sing and play music on their extensive collection
of replica Renaissance instruments including recorder, fife, guitar,
drum. Since 1982, Anne and Rob, as A Reasonable Facsimile,
have created entertaining educational programs about the music and
culture of the Renaissance, from the years approximately 1550 to
1650. Shows are approximately 45-minutes in length.
FROM DAVY JONES' LOCKER"
Selections inspired by the
tales of pirates and swashbuckling seafarers by Anne & Rob Burns
as The Little Dickens Band
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
Pippin, the pirate. There are no animals in
our shows, but we thought this was a cute picture. We made Pippin
dress up in this silly costume. She was supposed to look like
Captain Jack Sparrow!
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