A band composed of Mikołaj Rybacki, Katarzyna Bromirska and Joanna Lacher. The project is the result of fascination with the early Middle Ages. The musicians themselves say: “Our goal is to try to reconstruct the culture and customs, as well as instruments, and (as much as possible) music of the Slav and Scandinavian people in the early Middle Ages.” They present the results of these attempts at historical shows and festivals, performances with a fellowship and chamber concerts.
Percival was established in August 2005 during the XI Festival of Slavs and Vikings in Wolin. The festival was the motivation to find adequate instruments (one of them – rebec – was reconstructed by Mikołaj Rybacki) and create first compositions. A year later, Rafał Pieterczyk, who played the Bodhran, joined the group. In this composition, the band presented itself at the XII Festival in Wolin. Soon after, Joanna Lacher joined the band, at the beginning in the role of a vocalist (in the form of a quartet, the band played at the festival in Biskupin), but when Rafał Pieterczyk left Percival, she also took over percussion instruments. The group participated in many concerts and historical festivals, among which, international performances are worth mentioning: Recording and interview for Swedish television at the medieval museum in Foteviken in 2006, as well as a concert in 2007 in Douglas – the capital of the island Man, among others, for the prime minister of the island.
Percival appears regularly at subsequent festivals in Wolin. This year, the band recorded its first album – Eiforr, which gained 6th place in the competition Wirtualne Gęśle 2008. The next album Oj Dido appeared in 2008 and premiered at the XIV Festival in Wolin.