Jester Minute: Blackmore Marries!

Join us as we send our heartfelt congratulations to Richie Blackmore, who married his long-time partner Candice in a ‘castle´ on the Hudson river recently. From the selection of pictures posted on the official Blackmore´s Night site, the celebrations took on a predictably medieval air, with mead flowing around the happy couple and much capering taking place on the dance floor. She looked a picture in a lovely white gown, while he was clad in some sort of gold-fringed jerkin.

Shots include the groom happily pointing to the sky after he'd spotted a ‘horseless flying carriage powered by devil juice´, and a guy and his merry maid trying to upstage proceedings by both coming dressed as 13th Century monarchs.

"Forsooth, thou lookest well hot, pet. I fear I hath spent in my britches..."

Reports are unclear as to whether former coves and eternal sparring partners Ian Gillan and David Coverdale were invited, but we´re pretty sure we can spot Old Cov flicking the vees from the ramparts of said castle as the guests below discuss whether or not the earth is flat...

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.