THE sounds of a 2,000-year-old Tintignac Carnyx
will fill St Paul's Hall on Thursday, November 19, when the world's leading player of ancient brass instruments, John Kenny, gives a performance based on archaeological finds.
by Celtic peoples, cornu by Etruscans, lur by Scandinavians, buccina by the Romans, it became the trompe by devotees of the hunt.
And after that, musician John Kenny will play instruments including the carnyx
and the conch to signal the setting of the sun.
50am to hear the 2,000-year-old Carnyx
war horn that will herald the grand opening.
was a Celtic battle horn (two replicas shown), sometimes with a boar's head at its top.
The music from Claire van Kampen was, like the costumes, traditional, creating an impression that one was enjoying the true Jacobean experience, with Claire McIntyre starring on an assortment of outlandish wind instruments including the Carnyx
and Lur; and ballad-singer, Pamela Hay particularly impressive.
Director Hilary Westlake, who worked on the Queen's Jubilee celebrations, plans to present a musical theatrical performance featuring a huge variety of folk instruments including hurdy-gurdies, nyckelharpas, Armenian duduks and the Celtic carnyx
In the meantime, the Western Meeting Club committee, which controls Ayr, has to decide whether to replace influential corporate and sponsorship manager Carol Moore, who left recently to join major events management company, the Carnyx
Group, in Glasgow.
This simple historian became a little wandered on these thematic journeys as Viking ships appeared to precede Roman roads, but it was reassuring to encounter such familiar objects as the Auchentaggart gold collar, the Poltalloch necklace, the Deskford carnyx
, the Traprain Treasure, the Hunterston brooch and the Ballachulish goddess -- all icons in their own right.
But now "the trumpet of the warlords" is set to delight - or terrify - an audience in Huddersfield Top musician John Kenny is to give a recital on the carnyx
at the University of Huddersfield later this month.
The Town Hall bells will be rung for eight minutes, led by Rosemary Ross, and if you don't hear them, you may well hear the carnyx
played by the renowned musician John Kenny as he walks down Marygate towards the Town Hall.