Top of the Pops of London’s Baroque in modern innovative cabaret style, with completely authentic sounds of original historical performance.
The Frolick invites you to experience 18th-century entertainment as it would have been in a private home in Handel's time, but with a chic modern edge. The Frolick has three virtuoso violinists, a cellist from the English tradition, lute and baroque guitar, Welsh triple harp and a versatile English songstress playing both men and women - sexy, smart and fun.
Emma Curtis - contralto, director,
Andrew Maginley - lute and guitar, director,
Huw Daniel, Catherine Martin, James O'Toole - violins,
Frances Kelly - welsh triple and celtic harps,
Natasha Kraemer - baroque cello.
Founded in 2005 by Contralto Emma Curtis and Lutenist Andrew Maginley, The Frolick exists to breath life back into the music and entertainments of 17th- and 18th-century London.
Winner, Best Classical Vocal of 2006 AllMusic
Old music becomes a joyous modern frolic
Sunday Herald Sun, Australia
These diverting and entertaining songs
fully deserve their new lease of life. - Gramophone
a hitherto hidden corner of 18th-century English music
- The Independent, Album of the Week.
Engaging, intellegent performances of little-known
English songs...hugely enjoyable - Music Web