In medieval France and Norman England, jongleurs were traveling entertainers who would perform music, dancing, plays, and other sorts of entertainment for courts. (jougleresse) the French term for a secular performing musician of the twelfth or thirteenth century; see minstrel/menestrelle. a wandering minstrel, common in medieval times, whose skills often combined singing, playing an instrument (often a fiddle), acrobatics, and juggline