It chanced that out of one of the bundles there stuck the end of what the clerk saw to be a cittern
, so drawing it forth, he tuned it up and twanged a harmony to the merry lilt which the dancers played.
? Belshazzar's Feast Mick and James have re-united with Dave Bordewey (fiddle, cittern
, harmonies) and are joined by Paul Downes (guitar, mando-cello, mandolin, banjo, harmonies).
Interplay between four violins, with mandolin, cittern
, guitar and contrabass, is spiced with a sparkling, high-energy stage show .
Their instruments include bagpipes, whistles, guitars, cittern
, drums, and electronics - and the pair will be joined by two of Scotland's finest musicians, Paul Jennings of Croft no 5 fame, and Jenn Butterworth from Kinnaris Quintet.
Songs include accompaniment by guitar, mountain dulcimer, cittern
, banjo, and percussion.
From the vibrant blare of shawms, bagpipes and electric guitar to the seductive tones of Turkish clarinet and fiddle and the enchanting delicacy of the renaissance cittern
, The Carnival Band are renowned for mixing and matching their collection of more than 20 instruments, adding vocal harmony to create an astonishing range of sounds.
Morag Brown (fiddle) and Lewis Powell-Reid (cittern
and accordion) performed an enchanting mix of traditional Scottish, English and Irish music, as well folk tunes from across Europe, the Balkans and Greece.
The instruments--a cittern
, bandora, and orpharion--all reject strict equal temperament in favor of what Dolata describes as "utilitarian temperaments combining elements of several varieties of meantone temperament" (p.
They also play cornett, saggbut, and curtal, flutes, recorders great and small, crumhorns, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdies, lute and cittern
Often performed a cappella, it also makes use of old instruments, such as the cetera, a plucked string instrument of the cittern
Featuring 30 dancers, an Irish band and the Tenors (soon to have their own American public television series), the show is packed with colourful Celtic costumes and unusual, rare and traditional musical instruments - Celtic bouzouki, cittern
, octave mandolin, melodeon, tin whistle, harps, fiddles and more.
Co-produced with his longtime confidant Guy Fletcher, it features an A-list of frequent collaborators, such as John McCusker on fiddle and cittern
, Mike McGoldrick on whistle and flute, bassist Glenn Worf and drummer Ian 'Ianto' Thomas.