'EARLY music's very own Spice Girls' Palisander is set to delight audiences in Skipton with its 'Divorced, Beheaded, Died'.

The dynamic and imaginative recorder quartet's distinctive approach involves presenting imaginative, historical programmes with a wide range of repertoire, often performing from memory on recorders up to six feet tall.

In 'Divorced, Beheaded, Died,' Palisander delves into the captivating stories of Henry VIII's six wives, through music, movement, spoken word, additional percussion, and singing. The programme is rooted in Early Tudor England, featuring music written for, inspired by, and curated by the Queens themselves, along with historical insights into the role music played in their lives.

In addition to performing, the quartet actively engages with audiences through regular family concerts and educational workshops.

"We are thrilled to have Palisander as the guest artists for our annual afternoon Schools Concert," said Sally Johnson, Skipton Music’s concerts secretary. "Their ability to connect with audiences of all ages through music and storytelling is truly exceptional."

There will be afternoon and evening performances at Skipton Town Hall on Tuesday, February 20. They will be 'in the round' with the artists performing at ground-floor level, promising an intimate and immersive experience.

 Tickets online; https://skiptontownhall.co.uk; or in person at Skipton Town Hall , or telephone 01756 792809. Subject to availability tickets can also be bought on the door (payment by cash, cheque or card). More details www.skiptonmusic.org.uk To find out more about the quartet, see www.palisanderrecorders.com