Mixed Abilities

Bill Taylor - Music from the Rowallan Lute Book for Wire-strung Clarsach

Weekend, Mixed Abilities

Sat 10th - Sun 11th April 2021

To a certain extent, players of harps and lutes shared a common repertoire across Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, and this was certainly the case in Scotland. The Rowallan Lute Book is the oldest source of Scottish lute music, dating c. 1612-18, and contains delightful Continental and Scottish tunes. We will explore playing several contrasting tunes using historical damping techniques. Some pieces are decidedly French; others are undoubtedly Scottish; some are reminiscent of the mysterious ‘ports’ found in other lute books. All sizes of wire-strung clarsach are welcome.

Four sessions:

  • Saturday 10th April, 10:00-11:15
  • Saturday 10th April, 16:00-17:15
  • Sunday 11th April, 10:00-11:15
  • Sunday 11th April, 16:00-17:15

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  • Weekend Course
  • £56.00
  • 10 April 2021
  • Online Courses

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