Female Troubadours

March 20, 2018

In celebration of our Heroines Quilt V: From Dark to Light exhibition, Tiffany explores the lives and works of female troubadours - known as trobairitz - during the 11th and 12th centuries. These incredible female poets and singers explored themes that resonate with us today, and provided one of the few examples of true female power and advocacy during the Medieval period.

Our podcast features "A chantar m'er de so qu'eu no volria", a 12th century Occitan language song by Comtessa de Dia. It is the only surviving music by a woman troubadour.

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