Matthew Armstrong

Performing as Cantigas

Cantigas recreate the music of the Middle Ages with authentic compositions which use techniques of mediaeval performance practice such as countermelodies, drones, rhythm parts and creative improvisation.

Silk and Spice


Early instrumental music inspired by the Silk Road. Cantigas takes us on a musical journey through mediƦval Europe, Asia and the Middle East, where the meeting of diverse cultures resulted in an interaction and exchange of musical ideas.