Dancing needs music, of course! Click on the links below to listen to samples of Elizabethan dance music.
This a fast song used in country dances, which were often for groups of people dancing together rather than couples.
Filles a marier
Does this song sound different to you? It originally came from France and features the fiddle.
Thomas Mulliner included this song in his book of songs, The Mulliner Book . What instruments can you hear?
Harpsichord, played by Webb Wiggins
Did you know?
Elizabeth I's father, Henry VIII, was a talented musician who sang and played the organ and the lute. Elizabeth I was known for her skill playing the virginals, a keyboard instrument similar to a piano.