News, September 2015:
We've had a busy summer of performances, and bookings are coming in steadily.
More instruments are appearing in the Workshop section,
as prospective purchasers ask for interesting beasties that aren't on the
This year's most notable projects (so far) were :
A mandore (A what???) produced from a set of measurements that I took from
an original in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Details are in the
A reproduction Jacobean cabinet for Selly Manor. Totally authentic 17th
century carpentry, pegged mortice joints, hand-made nails, the lot. The
only departure from 17th century practice is the touch-screen computer
system built into it. I'm just doing final edits on the video clips for
it. It should be up and running about mid October.
A commission to record and film "The Ballad of St. Kenelm", a setting of
a poem by Francis Brett Young, set to music by Andrew Downes. Two performances
have already happened, the third is in Bewdley on 11th October. A composite
DVD, compiled from the three performances, should be out by Christmas.
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