Geoffrey of Exeter

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Geoffrey of Exeter performs a solo concert on the Performing Arts Stage at Pennsic 49.
Resides: Lost Beyond the Knowne World - formerly East, Lochac, Drachenwald
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Argent, three harps sable - harp image survives from 12th century. Geoffrey's best harp is created based on this image.
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Maunche Troubadour Award of Arms


Geoffrey of Exeter the Wanderer is a composer, performer and traveler originally from Lochac. He resided for a time in the East Kingdom, where he served as the Consort's Bardic Champion and was inducted into the Order of the Maunche. His Laurel is Aneleda Falconbridge (East).

He is currently wandering beyond the farthest reaches of the Knowne World, but expects to wash up, bedraggled yet joyful, on some shore of our ken in less than a year. is the best source for all things Geoffrey of Exeter aka David Yardley, including recordings, sheet music, joining of the mailing list, commissions and general surfing of the waves of musical happinesses.


Geoffrey is a renowned harpist and countertenor, and a well-respected court minstrel and composer in all ages of the knowne world.

Offices & Positions

  • East Kingdom Consort's Champion of Bardic, 2018-2019

Projects & Publications

The following works are available for free to download at

  • Renaissance Dance arrangements
  • Dances from France and Burgundy (Bransles)
  • Other medieval and Renaissance dances
  • Sheet music from New Carols and Songs for Chaucer’s Pilgrims
  • Original sacred and secular works

In Case of Court

Please contact Geoffrey's Laurel, Aneleda Falconbridge, in case of court.

More Information is the best source for all things David Yardley aka Geoffrey of Exeter!

You can also find professional recordings of my musical compositions, as well as some of my own performances, on Spotify, Apple Music etc etc (but come to the website, it's better!)


DAVID YARDLEY (b. 1978) Medieval and Fantasy Music For Our Times

Immersed in Medieval and Renaissance music since his teenage years, David Yardley is a countertenor, medieval harpist and composer. Singing since the age of 8 and composing since the age of 12, music has been a life-long passion.

With critically-acclaimed and prize-winning compositions that “transport our ears back to the medieval world”, his debut album, New Carols and Songs for Chaucer’s Pilgrims, featured his original works which have since been performed and broadcast in the US, the UK and Australia. David works with medieval secular and sacred texts which have no surviving music from their time, as well as contemporary fantasy poetry. He creates evocative new music – from tavern to cathedral, from woodlands to the court – inspired and informed by a deep understanding and love for authentic medieval music.

His recent album of his original compositions, The Lost Codex of Avalon (Volume 1) is a unique medieval and fantasy collaboration between David and some of Australia’s finest musicians from The Song Company, the Sydney Chamber Choir, Pastance, and percussionist Jess Ciampa, also featuring a guest contribution by renowned medieval organist, Cristina Alís Raurich. Volume 2 is scheduled for release in late 2023 - as well as the above performers, it also includes professional New York-based medieval ensemble Concordian Dawn.

As a performer, David has been a soloist in Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, with his own New York-based group, Talisman Medieval and with the UN Chamber Music Society. He has performed with outstanding ensembles across the world, including the choirs of St Thomas, Fifth Avenue, New York; the Church of the Transfiguration, New York; Southwark Cathedral, London; Jesus College, Cambridge; St James’ Church, King Street, Sydney; the Sydney Chamber Choir; The Renaissance Players, Sydney.

David studied at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sydney, and has studied voice with Jacqui Horner-Kwiatek (Anonymous 4), and with Patrick Craig (The Tallis Scholars, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, London).

Visit for downloads, live performances, commissions, mailing list, sheet music, pre-orders and album purchases, or get in touch at