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Thread #112375   Message #2377401
Posted By: WalkaboutsVerse
30-Jun-08 - 11:23 AM
Thread Name: Glastonbury English Folk Festival?...
Subject: RE: Glastonbury English Folk Festival?...
I'm glad you're playing English folk music, Chris...but, yes, indeed, I would like you and other English string players to give the Englsih cittern a go...apparently, as said on that other thread, they were very common in the barber-shops and taverns of 17th century England, before being superseded by the guitar, etc. Have you ever had the chance to play one? (I noticed Theleveller, above, does, via his myspace; and I've seen Jez Lowe accompany some of his verses with one.)