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The Linarol Consort of Renaissance Viols

Welcome to our first blog post. We are the Linarol Consort of Viols.     The Consort takes its name from the maker of the original viol on which the instruments they play are modelled: all are copies of The Francesco Linarol tenor viol (c 1540) the only surviving viol by the Venetian maker Francesco Linarol, [...]

Music for the Dukes of Ferrara – the composers and works

We will be joining Border Voices and Evelyn Tubb in a concert of wonderful renaissance music on 17th March in Leominster Priory. In this blog, David Hatcher has written fascinating and informative notes about the composers and sublime repertoire that we will be performing that evening. Please do come if you can - we would love to see [...]

Music for the Dukes of Ferrara

Here is some fascinating background information about the colourful lives of the Este family that David has prepared for the concert on 17th March in Leominster Priory. Part 2 about the music will be published shortly! The city of Ferrara, in northern Italy, enjoyed a golden age from the late fifteenth century, lasting just over [...]

Leominster Early Music Festival Weekend

Here are two stunning posters for the festival. It should be a very good occasion with plenty of exciting events including the wonderful dancers, Mary Collins and Steven Player as well as father and son duo David and Simon Ponsford. For more information have a look at the brochure. We look forward to seeing you there.

Hawkwood residency 28th January – 1st February

It was such a privilege to have five uninterrupted days, well, apart from eating the superb food of course, at Hawkwood College to just play the collection of renaissance viols in a variety of combinations and tunings. We took the chance to really get to grips with the skills required to read from early 16th [...]

New Year 2019

Firstly a belated happy 2019 from the Linarol Consort! We are looking forward to our upcoming residency at Hawkwood College from 28th January to 1st February. We will be joined by the wonderful soprano, Evelyn Tubb, in preparation for the 17th March concert of Italian music at the Leominster Early Music Weekend with Border Voices [...]