A QUARTET who perform on reproduction early instruments are turning back the clock with a Tudor Music Festival.

Courtlye Musick, who perform in costume, will play in Broadmayne, Dorchester, Poole and Athelhampton this weekend and next weekend.

They will be joined by various other musicians - a saxophone sextet tomorrow (10), a local early music chamber choir on Sunday (12) and a French early music costumed consort on Friday May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

The quartet is made up of Martin and Anita Felton and Anne and Gareth Jones.

Tomorrow (10), at St Martin's Church, Broadmayne, the quartet will perform Sax to Sackbuts - Tudor music for old and new instruments, alongside saxophone sextet Saxtet, beginning at 7pm. Entry is free and donations will be collected for the church.

On Sunday there will be an evensong concert featuring a barn choir and Courtlye Musick at St Martin's Church, Broadmayne from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Donations will be collected for the church.

On Friday, May 17, Courtlye Musick will perform in a lunchtime concert of medieval and renaissance music at Dorchester Town Hall from 1.15pm to 2pm. Also performing will be French troupe Ars Nova, from Cherbourg. Entry is by donation. This event is being supported by the Dorchester-Bayeux Society.

On Saturday, May 18, all are welcome to Courtlye Musick's open rehearsal at Broadmayne Village Hall from 10.30am. Coffee and cake will be served.

Later that day, from 7pm, they will be giving a concert of medieval and renaissance music at St James Church, Poole. Tickets cost £10. This event will be sponsored by the Poole-Cherbourg Twinning Association.

Finally, on Sunday, May 19, Courtlye Musick and Ars Nova will perform strolling music at Athelhampton House, Athelhampton, near Dorchester, from 2pm to 4pm.

For more information on this event or to reserve tickets, call 01305 854915 or 02380 860327.

The programme can be seen at courtlyemusick.wordpress.com/