It is not every day that you can offer an ensemble with a brand new and at the same time authentic 18th century sound, but that is exactly what the Concert Pastoral can do. After years of pioneering in the medieval instrument combination of single-handed whistle & drum, Poul Høxbro has in recent years been in the depths of the distinguished French 1700th edition of this instrument, galoubet & tambourin. In collaboration with Bolette Roed, Poul Høxbro has created the duo, Concert Pastoral. Suites, sonatas and dance music, in which the galoubet & tambourine in perfect combination with Bolette Roed’s energy forms the essence of a new yet authentic interpretation of music from the French salons.
In their popular programs Concert Pastoral often visits repertoire from Scotland and Ireland, renaissance dances and medieval estampitae, all part of the original repertoire for the instruments pipe and tabour and the recorder.