"You're one of the best I've ever seen...wait; you can DO that on a psaltery???" - Vince Conaway
Apryl Knight brings years of experience and enthusiasm to all of her performances. She has been playing music since she was 3 years old, starting with piano and voice, then flute, and continuing to add expertise in other instruments until it would be impossible to list them all here. Some of the instruments she plays include bowed psaltery, hurdy gurdy, flute, pennywhistle, bodhran, guitar, pianonomicon, and voice. She also dances, winning awards for her bellydancing and performing with gfire and Desert Passion Middle Eastern Dance Company.
Apryl plays instrumental and vocal music from the Medieval and Renaissance eras, and delights audiences with her double bowed playing technique on the psaltery.
She also has been known to spellbind young children by telling them interactive story-songs while their parents hum along.
Equally at home on the stage and in the lanes, Apryl has also graced many an SCA dance pit and faire Maypole, as well as drumming and trumpeting for jousts and opening gates.
Apryl has recorded "Allons-y! Time Traveler's Tunes", a CD of originals and traditional Renaissance and Medieval tunes, and "Dance The Knight Away", a Renaissance dance CD, and is currently working on a CD of Hildegarde von Bingen’s music and a CD of Cantigas de Amigo and Troubaritz songs, as well as multiple CDs with Mark the Harper and Demaris Smith as Tulstin Troubadours.