Online video performances of ‘The World of the Troubadours and Trobairitz’


The West Tisbury library has hosted “The World of the Troubadours and Trobairitz” performances for the past nine summers. This annual performance, curated by Paul Levine, has featured 12th and 13th century poems read in English and sung in Occitan, their original medieval language. Each year, a press release says, Levine has gathered a talented group of artists, musicians, and writers to put on a “truly unique performance that transports the audience to another time.”

This year, due to the pandemic, the library announces that there will not be a live troubadour performance. Instead, Levine and the library encourages everyone to keep the tradition alive by enjoying recordings of past performances. These recordings can be accessed for free on the library website and at Contact the library if you would like to borrow a DVD copy: