Wednesday 7 March 2007
Old Violins...Odd Violins
One of our favourite instruments: this is often mistakenly called a Marian Trumpet but it is more accurately described as a Choir violin. It's a violin used in the 18 and 19th centuries by both parish choirs and local pub players equally. It ahs a very strange sound but is capable of a surprising rnge of notes and a deep, pleasant accompanying drone.