I’ve added several recent updates to the blog. On the Video Clips page, there are now several new videos, including Paul Dooley, my own non-video clip, a harpmaker’s section with a short clip of David Kortier in his workshop, the luthiers at Ardival Harps, and a showcased instrument by McDonald Harps.
In honor of my work on the Straloch MS, I’ve added one of my homework assignments, which is a clip of Rob MacKillop, that wonderful lute player in Edinburgh, who plays Port Jean Lindsay, which I am just beginning to learn. I hope to post more about those strange and beautiful ports as I work through the manuscript.
This month I am sorry to report that my creaky old black cat, who has long been my most faithful audience member and at times vocal critic, has passed away after a very long life of about 20 years. Right up to the last hour of her life, she was listening to the clarsach.
Postscript: How many cats do you know who’ve hosted Ann Heymann, her Trinity College harp and the Welsh telyn rawn right in their own snug homes? Suffice it to say, my old cat has had a colorful, eventful life.
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