Period Instrument Orchestras of England, Ireland, and Scotland



Some of the finest period instrument orchestras are found in Great Britain and Ireland (primarily in England). The following list brings together professional ensembles, both young and well-established, with an online presence.


  • Academy of Ancient Music (visit)
  • Avison Ensemble (visit)
  • English Baroque Soloists (visit)
  • English Concert (visit)
  • European Union Baroque Orchestra (visit)
  • Gabrieli Consort & Players (visit)
  • Hanover Band (visit)
  • Harmony of Nations Baroque Orchestra (visit)
  • King’s Consort (visit)
  • La Serenissima (visit)
  • London Handel Orchestra (visit)
  • New London Consort (visit)
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (visit)
  • Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (visit)
  • Parley of Instruments (visit)
  • Restrospect Ensemble (visit)
  • Taverner Consort and Players (visit)


  • Irish Baroque Orchestra (visit)


  • Dunedin Consort & Players (visit)
  • Ludus Baroque (visit)

Ludus Baroque - Rehearsals for Christmas Oratorio

(In rehearsal with Ludus Baroque. Photo: Stuart Barrett)

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