Al Garrod

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Al is a Buddhist, Vegan, Early and Folk Musician who also happens to be partially sighted.

Soto Zen

Treeleaf Zendo

Zen Peacemakers Order

Order of Buddhist Contemplatives

The Shōbōgenzō

1000 White Cranes

Rakusu Sewn By Al: 2020


In 2015, Al's Band, City of Lincoln Waites, led the medieval funeral procession for His Grace King Richard III, across Bosworth Battlefield

Al was previously a member of the now sadly dissolved Living History Group "Thomas Lord Burgh KG's Retinue, 1460-1496

Al's musical past.

Al's YouTube Channel

Ricardian musicians recreating the sights and sounds of an English Civic Band of 1450 - 1500.  We are the official Band of Musick of the Mayor of Lincoln.

City of Lincoln Waites (Today)

City of Lincoln Waites (History)

The IGTP forges international links between Civic Musicians. Guild members recreate the town bands that were popular all over Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

The International Guild of Town Pipers (Waites)

Lincoln Folk Club

Poacher Morris

The Lincolnshire Bagpipe

Lincoln Renaissance Band

Making Music

Ex Servicemen's Association

The Royal Anglian & Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Association (Lincoln Branch)

W3C Standards

W3C Quality Assurance Tools