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The Front Row

Texas Renaissance Festival – Istanpitta

Al Cofrin leads members of his early-music ensemble, Istanpitta, in dance tunes and songs from the 13th and 14th centuries, which they perform this weekend during the final days of the 37th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival.


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Bob Stevenson gets together in the Geary Performance Studio with members of the Houston-based early-music ensemble, Istanpitta: Al Cofrin (lute, bagpipes and vocals); Alesha Herrera (wooden flutes and vocals); and Abby Green (Middle-Eastern frame drum and vocals)