Birds on Fire is a viol consort consisting of graduates from Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Cambridge University, Birmingham Conservatoire and New York University; with teachers from groups such as Fretwork, Phantasm, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Julliard Baroque (New York). Their name is taken from the first work they performed together: ‘Birds on Fire’ by Orlando Gough, which they showcased while they were studying together at the Dartington Summer School with Fretwork. They have had masterclasses from eminent viol players such as Christophe Coin, and have performed together at the Globe Theatre for the production ‘Tricks of Youth’. The members of the ensemble regularly perform all over the world, in intimate chamber venues, as well as larger venues such as Southbank Centre, Birmingham Town Hall, and Buckingham Palace. They have an interest not only in music for viol consorts from the 17th and 18th centuries, but also in modern works written for this combination of instruments.