An intimate recital of very old and very new music from one of the world’s most exciting early musicians


On Monday 17 October at 7.30pm one of the world’s greatest early musicians, Liam Byrne, will be visiting Hampton Court House to give an intimate recital on the viola da gamba.

The viola da gamba is the precursor to the modern cello. Whilst explaining what this ancient, beautiful instrument is, Liam will play a mixture of very old and very new music. During the recital he will be joined by guest performers from Hampton Court House.

As well as being one of the best players of early music in Europe, Liam plays regularly with some of the biggest pop and rock bands around the world. His recent collaborations have been with Daman Albarn (Blur, Gorrillaz), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and The National.

As Artist in Residence at the V&A in London, Liam received critical acclaim for his one-on-one concerts inside the museum’s replica of Trajan’s Column. You can watch a video about the project above.

The first of our new Monday recital series, which are designed to be the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening. We hope that you are able to join us for a glass of wine and some beautiful music in our stunning eighteenth century galleried hall.