Canti B recording

We've started rehearsing again. Hurrah! And it's so good to have some news to share. Asako, Ali and David at Sophie's Barn, Oxfordshire We have been given the opportunity of recording a second disc. In November we will be travelling to Alpheton in Suffolk, to a new recording venue (opened just before lockdown), Alpheton New [...]

A Consort Project in these Distracted Times

It is a difficult time for all of us at the moment. Musicians are working hard to come up with new ways of making music to cheer us along in these socially distant times. Here is a fun way to keep up your viol consort playing whilst discovering satisfying new repertoire: Consort music minus one [...]

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, [...]