SEVENTEENTH century music will be performed using period instruments when the Gonzaga Band gives a recital in Richmond.

The seven-strong band has been booked by Richmondshire subscription concerts to play at the King's Head hotel on Saturday, at 7.30pm.

The Kent band was formed in 1997 to play the instrumental music of the 16th and 17th centuries, and takes its name from the Dukes Gonzaga of Mantua, influential patrons of the arts during the period.

There is chance to see the instruments and listen to a short talk about them at 7pm, before the concert. Tickets are available at the door.