Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

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City Waites, The
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(left to right) Douglas Wootton, Keith Thompson, Nicholas Hayley, Barbara Grant

The City Waites

The City Waites have specialized in the research and performance of popular sixteenth- and seventeenthcentury English music since the 1970s. Tours have taken them to Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America, and the Middle and Far East, performing everywhere from major concert halls to village squares. Their many recordings include ‘Lusty Songs and Country Dances’ (Regis), ‘Penny Merriments’ (Naxos), ‘Pills to Purge Melancholy’ (Saydisc), ‘The English Tradition’ (ARC), and ‘How the world wags’ (Hyperion). Collaborations include the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and the RSC, and several TV and movie themes.

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