Waits were civic musicians, found in most British towns from the 16th century until their abolition in 1835.

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Colchester Waits
Revival of the City's civic musicians of medieval and Renaissance times, playing shawms, sackbuts and other loud wind instruments.
Kings Lynn Waites
Medieval, Tudor and Renaissance style Town Band of Waits or Waites.
Lincoln Waites
The history of Lincoln's civic band from medieval times to the 19th century.
The Oxford Waits
Take their name from a real-life band of city musicians who flourished during the 17th century.
The Waits Website
An academic site designed to accumulate and disseminate information on the history of Waits and their European equivalents.
The York Waits
A 16th century, living history band playing Period European street music, popular dance, and ballad tunes, using a noyse of shawms, ancestors of the oboe-bassoon family, and characteristic instruments of waits before 1600.
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