Linking your favorite traveling artists across the globe
strings, and a deep shell or back. The Lute(s) experienced its peak in popularity around the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Though their history is debated, Lutes may have been in existence for over 1000 years prior.
The length of the neck can categorize these fascinating instruments,…
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Based in Florida, Richard, takes custom orders and performs custom wood burning for your original, one-of-a-kind (OOAK) pieces. The…Continue
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A musician and composer, Vince can be found performing a wide variety of music on hammered dulcimer throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Vince's music is a combination of medieval and Celtic styles, coupling the passion of Irish music and…Continue
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The lyre is a stringed musical instrument well known for its use in classical antiquity and later. The word comes from the Greek "λύρα" (lyra) and the earliest reference to the word is the Mycenaean Greek ru-ra-ta-e, meaning "lyrists", written in Linear B syllabic script. The earliest picture of a lyre with seven strings appears in the famous sarcophagus of Hagia Triada (a…Continue
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The Harp and where it came from-
The harp is a multi-stringed instrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. Note that our friend, the Hammer Dulcimer, is a multi-stringed instrument whose strings are parallel to the soundboard and are struck not plucked. Therefore placing it in a separate family. All harps have a neck, resonator, and strings. Some, known as frame harps, also have a forepillar; those lacking the forepillar are referred to as…Continue
Tell me about medieval music, the ancient musical instruments that have survived through to today. Tell me about the artists that bring song to life at Reenactment events and Renaissance Fairs.
I'd be happy to! We'll start off slow, these things can be overwhelming you know!
What is a Hammer Dulcimer?
The hammered dulcimer was extensively used during the Middle Ages in England, France, Italy, Germany, Holland and Spain. The dulcimer's origin is…Continue
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If you haven't already noticed, there are new groups popping up all over the Hearth site! You can now join groups dedicated to your favorite artisans.
Castle Life Artisan Groups
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