Monday, November 25, 2013

30 NOV. ASHLAND, OREGON: "Bagpipe and Hurdy-Gurdy Festival"

Series Two (Venues TBA) classes $15 / $10 members


    Roots & A Survey of Bagpiping: history and revival.

Demonstration of the main families of bagpipes, their history and dissemination, social function, and revival in the last 50 years.


    A Bagpipe Made of Strings - 
A historical survey of the vielle à roue (hurdy-gurdy) 

O’Scannell takes the class on a tour through time, starting with the Middle Ages in its earliest depictions in the illuminated manuscripts of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, through its development in the Renaissance  period, and concluding with its later popularity as a folk instrument in the  18th and 19th centuries. She will play a variety of vielles à roue,  culminating with a 1780’s instrument from her collection, built at the Court of  Versailles specifically for a woman. A lecture-demo.

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from Pat O'Scannel - The instruments which will be present at the afternoon class are a COTY vielle made in the 1780's at the court of Versailles. The instrument is very small---made for the hands of a woman, and as such very rare. It is fully playable. Jack Schuman, a collector of international renown, will be at the class with four of his instruments: a Michael Hubbard copy of a 16th C. instrument, A Pierre Luvet, made in Paris 1738, a Henri Tauvenelle, late 18th C., and a Pajot Jeune 1900-1901. I will also have a copy of a 15th C. instrument and a sinfonia . For the evening's performance, I will perform upon the COTY instrument. Thanks for your interest. Go to: to register, and come see for yourself! warmly pat o'scannell 

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