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 [...]

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   [...]