Rayborn, Tim


Instruments Played
Lute, Harp, Other Plucked String, Percussion, Baritone/Bass

Current Performance Ensembles
Patrick Ball

Personal Summary / Bio

An internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, Tim Rayborn plays dozens of musical instruments from medieval Europe, the Middle East, and the Balkans including: lutes, plucked strings, flutes, and percussion, as well as being a singer. He has recorded to date on more than 35 CDs for a number of labels, including Gaudeamus, Wild Boar, Magnatune, and EMP.

Tim lived in the UK for seven years, studying for his Ph.D. in medieval studies at the University of Leeds , and working as a musician. He has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively (from Ireland to Turkey), performing with the medieval group Tintagel and his own group, Ensemble Florata (including concerts at the York and Beverley Early Music Festivals, and the Spitalfields Festival in London). He has given a number of performances for BBC, toured in Canada and Australia, and worked with folk musicians in Marrakech and Istanbul .

He has collaborated and performed with many other early music groups and performers, including Ensemble Alcatraz; Anne Azema; Margriet Tindemans; Mary Springfels; Susan Rode Morris; Sinfonye; Kitka; Kit Higginson; Gilbert Martinez; members of Harp Consort, and Theater of Voices.

In addition to his solo projects, he is the co-founder of the medieval group Cançonièr with recorder virtuoso Annette Bauer, performs with Celtic harpist and storyteller Patrick Ball, Swedish folk musicians Dråm, and collaborates regularly with Shira Kammen.



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Berkeley, CA, 94708
United States
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