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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Richard Jones is working on a new bass viol for David Hatcher which, though based on the original Linarol tenor, has a body size of the Ciciliano bass housed in the Kunst Historische Museum, Vienna (SAM.72). It will therefore have a smaller body than Richard's usual bass viols but with a long string length. Here [...]