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If you happened to live in medieval times, probably the one time a year that you could forget about the plague and marauding hordes was the day the traveling minstrels brought their show to your village and everyone drank and danced till dawn. No one in their right mind would want to go back to those days but the musical fun of the time can be enjoyed today via era specialists Blackmore's Night.
To many in the fantasy world Blackmore’s Night needs no introduction. Blackmore’s Night weaves a magical blend of renaissance folk music and classical music with the unmistakable sounds of Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar virtuosity. In addition to their many studio albums, compilations, and live albums, Blackmore’s Night has also performed the music for MagiQuest, the magical live action game.
The group characterises their artistry in this way: "Our medieval mood music and gypsy dances will help remove modern day pressure…no cell phones, no text messages, no faxes, no computers… just a glass of wine, star gazing, walks along the beach, dancing in summer soft breezes, enjoying the sunsets, tasting the snowflakes, admiring the flowers… these are the times to enjoy."
And their fans certainly do enjoy it, often getting in the spirit by dressing up in Renaissance attire and reveling in a family reunion-like atmosphere. Adding to the authenticity and vibe, Blackmore's Night often performs in historical venues and castles around Europe.