Medieval & Tudor Music, Dance & Song


Medieval & Tudor Music, Dance & Song


MOCK HOBBY HORSE perform as Medieval Minstrels and Tudor Musicians. They are well known as wandering minstrels or strolling players, providing entertainment and atmosphere at historical events, and entertaining with music, dance & song at banquets and celebrations.

Established in 1995 and based in South Devon, MOCK HOBBY HORSE have performed all over the South West of England, and their Medieval and Tudor Music has taken them as far North as Trondheim in Norway and as far East as Krakow in Poland.

They play regularly for private functions, weddings, banquets & dances, providing a festive mix of medieval, Tudor & folk music for atmosphere or dancing.


MOCK HOBBY HORSE is always Howard Frey (Mandolin, percussion, guitar, voice) and Julia Thomas (Bagpipes, whistle, recorder, concertina, voice).

& sometimes also Nicholas Millington (Bouzouki, baglama, guitar, voice) &/or Russell Harris (Oud, Middle Eastern percussion).

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MHH arrange, compose & perform music for theatre. They also work with medieval and renaissance dance groups and jesters.


They provide music and history educational programmes for schools, run workshops and compose & arrange music for special occasions.

At heritage and special events MOCK HOBBY HORSE involve young children and families in learning about the history of the music and encouraging them to participate with percussion, dance and singing.


MOCK HOBBY HORSE have often played for the National Trust & English Heritage.

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Our friends & colleagues -
Ensemble Baklava
Flaxey Green \ Folk Music in South Devon
Elfic \ Juggler and Jester
Julian Goodacre \ Bagpipe Maker
The Bagpipe Society
Russell Harris \ Middle Eastern Music and Dance