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The following article consists of a new terminology to add to your music repertoire.
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Have you ever wished that you had a private band of musicians to escort you from place to place and provide a constant backing track to the goings-on of your small (or big) hometown? If so, then medieval England was doubtless the place for you. Apparently there used to be these things called the Waits in England from medieval times all the way up to the beginning of the nineteenth century. And what the Waits were is they were town-specific groups of pipers every town had a group of their own who were paid by the town to just hang around and played music for people. They could be found early in the morning at the windows of royalty, like human alarm clocks. They played music through the night while people slept. They escorted people from place to place on cold winter days/nights by traipsing around behind them and playing music. They would welcome visitors to the town with their song. Usually they played loud wind instruments, for instance the shawm was one that they were known for playing.