psaltery Title
The Fyre and Lightning Consort

Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Sefardic, British Isles & original music!

The Fyre and Lightning Baroque Ensemble

Click HERE for information about our upcoming concerts.

The Fyre and Lightning Consort, founded in 1974, is a group of musicians living in Central Vermont dedicated to the study and performance of Medieval and Renaissance music. Throughout the past years, we have also become increasingly interested in traditional music of various types, including the music of the Sefardic Jews and traditional music of the British Isles, as well as arrangements and new compositions created especially for us by us.

We have a large collection of early instruments including recorders, flutes, whistles, krumhorn, cornamuse, cornetto, bagpipe, harp, lute, psaltery, vielle, violas da gamba and assorted percussion.

Throughout its long performing history Fyre and Lightning has delighted audiences of all ages and musical tastes with its lively and interesting approach. We offer a variety of performance options including full length concerts, lecture-demonstrations, special school programs and workshops for audiences of all ages.

Due to the passing of one of our members and the relocation of another the Consort has transformed itself. We are now sometimes a trio, quartet or quintet. In addition we have formed a new ensemble focused on the performance of Baroque Trio Sonatas (Recorders, Bassoon and Harpsichord) and a Duo exploring a large variety of styles and genres of music using many, many instruments.

Please click the links on the left to find out more about our various offerings and recordings (available as CD and on iTunes) and to contact us.


Upcoming Concerts:

Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm

Plainfield Town Hall Opera House

With Vermont's premier Early Music Women's Chorus:


Sunday, May 14 at 3:00pm

Now Playing Newport Music Series
Newport (VT) at St. Mark's Episcopal Church

14 & 15 century vocal and instrumental music

plus songs of the Sephardic Jews and Music from the British Isles


The Fyre and Lightning Duo
About Us

The Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band

(our "other" group)


Contact Us