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 [...]

Where’s the cat?

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 [...]

Filming Ancor che col partire

At the end of our busy day posing with Mr P we went to RGS Worcester where Michael Hamilton captured us playing Cipriano de Rore’s classic madrigal, Ancor che col partire. Mr P came with us and took a selection of action shots. Please have a look at the video either on Mike's Vimeo page or on YouTube   [...]

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, [...]