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by saracen
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden boxes and mugs
Replies: 26
Views: 3957

Re: Wooden boxes and mugs

Possibly not quite on topic (not an expert on wood in the least!) but Karen Larsdatter's excellent site has images of bentwood boxes, which certainly resemble some of the containers available on the market at the moment... http://www.larsdatter.com/boxes-wood-bent.htm
by saracen
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Messages Stuck In Outbox
Replies: 4
Views: 3313

Re: Messages Stuck In Outbox

thank goodness I found this thread, I too was going gently mad for the same reason...!
by saracen
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Hammered Dulcimer
Replies: 5
Views: 3371

Re: Hammered Dulcimer

Hi - you've probably found out all you need to know by now, but if not this site might be useful: http://www.hop2.co.uk/dir/index.php/Arts/Music/Instruments/Stringed/Dulcimer/Hammered/Make_your_Own Also check out the Renaissance Workshop Company: http://www.masterkit.com/rwc/. Hope you find somethin...
by saracen
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Sheet Music
Replies: 5
Views: 2331

sheet music

hello - glad you like the music! For 'por conforter': this is in the Antico Editions 'Songs of the Trouveres', by Christopher Page. Antico now have a website, making it easier to get hold of! For 'Strela do Dia' and 'quen diz' - and cantigas music in general - go to Chris Elmes of Gaita - http://www...
by saracen
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting a pavilion
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

painted pavilion

oh gosh, now you're getting technical... I've dragged out a bottle of the stuff I used and it's described as All Purpose Acrylic Craft Paint, is water-based and made by Anita's Paints - have done a bit more looking, and it's the first item on this page: http://www.millers-art.co.uk/acatalog/Millers_...
by saracen
Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Painting a pavilion
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

painted pavilion

now it's not authentic believe it or not, but I used acrylics; tent remains waterproof 5 years later, no cracking or peeling... so that's my suggestion for what it's worth. cheers!
by saracen
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wanted: Lute, or similar (Guitarish style) suitable for 15C
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Re: Wanted: Lute, or similar (Guitarish style) suitable for

Am familiar with playing Guitar, Bass & Mandolin, but open to suggestions (Yes I know that opens the floodgatres...lol) But keen to find something to do in a Living History environment other than hitting each other over the heads with blunt instruments & make a different sort of Music...rof...
by saracen
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: more instruments for sale...
Replies: 0
Views: 1465

more instruments for sale...

currently up on ebay a Bleazey recorder, a keyless Sweetheart flute and a Charles Wells 3-hole (tabor) pipe. Go to http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0343876939
and also look at other items.
Cheers!
by saracen
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Dances
Replies: 6
Views: 4158

medieval dances

We do our 'Medieval and Tudor Dance - A Guide for Schools', which might be helpful. Most of the dances featured are 16th century branles from Arbeau, but the pack also includes a guide to the 15th century 'Amoroso' dance. The guide is intended for non-specialists, specifically teachers wanting to do...
by saracen
Tue May 19, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: instruments for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1756

more instruments for sale

Have added a second Bleazey recorder, a cornamuse and an EMS tambourine...
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0333962844
cheers!
Gill
by saracen
Mon May 11, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: instruments for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1756

instruments for sale

we're moving on a few of our instruments - take a look on ebay if interested. This link is for a plucked psaltery by Tony Lacey: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=170330296386 but click on seller's other items to uncover a Bleazey recorder and a C...
by saracen
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Posting items abroad and paying VAT. Advice appreciated.
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

selling abroad and VAT

I'm no expert in the least, but have always relied on the hmrc website when I've needed info, and usually found it pretty helpful. This would appear to be a useful page: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/managing/international/exports/goods.htm#1 As Malta is in the EU, it would appear to depend on whether ...
by saracen
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 8141

fabric clearance

I've got the same problem - price and description doesn't appear, just a line of code (I'm guessing).
by saracen
Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval pipes for the clueless
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Flattened sevenths are ideal (if not essential) for medieval pipe playing. The sharpened leading note is very rare. If I was advising you to buy a set of pipes I would have suggested ones with the flat leading note (minor 7th). With your pipes it seems ou are more or less obliged to play in a mixoly...
by saracen
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Dowloadable medieval music
Replies: 8
Views: 3002

After further faffing around on myspace, I think I have made it possible to download tunes from here (as well as at last.fm). Myspace may need a few hours to catch up with the alterations I have made so the downloads might not appear immediately. We are working on a new 15th century CD for next year...
by saracen
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Dowloadable medieval music
Replies: 8
Views: 3002

My mistake!! You can listen to the music on myspace, but the only downloadable stuff is on last.fm. Myspace used to allow downloads, but for some reason or other have stopped doing this. If you have not used last.fm before, I can highly recommend it. It is a great way of listening to music and compi...
by saracen
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Dowloadable medieval music
Replies: 8
Views: 3002

Dowloadable medieval music

Our band Trouvere now has a profile page on http://www.myspace.com and http://www.last.fm - there's plenty of our medieval music on these pages, free to listen to and loads of links to other medieval bands. links: http://www.last.fm/music/Trouvere http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user...
by saracen
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Don't mention the war...
Replies: 48
Views: 5996

codpieces and teachers (!)

just got back from a morning school workshop to find this thread. Seconding comments above - this is the particular teacher's problem and not yours - sadly, her/his issues impact on the children's educational experience. Nothing wrong with what you are doing - as you say, the children get loads out ...
by saracen
Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Play of Daniel
Replies: 0
Views: 1296

Play of Daniel

Last night went to see/hear The Harp Consort performing the medieval Play of Daniel in York Minster. Absolutely epic - so if you get the chance to catch a performance don't miss it! Instruments, singing, comedy, dance - amazing.
by saracen
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Musicians listings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

musicians listings

hi Vicky
try http://earlymusic.org.uk/ - pretty full listings (including Trouvere... our own band!)
hope this helps
Gill
by saracen
Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: harps/lyres
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

harp/lyre

For an inexpensive harp with a fine sound I recommend the basic medieval harp range (round backed) by the early music shop. They are not very authentic, especially for the earlier periods you sound to be interested in, but they are a great entry-level purchase. Around £200 for a smaller one when I l...
by saracen
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Cantigas de Santa Maria from Gaita
Replies: 0
Views: 1259

Cantigas de Santa Maria from Gaita

Forwarding a message from Chris Elmes of Gaita about his new book of Cantigas songs. We're certainly getting hold of a copy! Dear Medieval Musicians The second volume of the new set of transcriptions of the Cantigas de Santa Maria is now available from our website http://www.gaita.co.uk/publications...
by saracen
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: PLease Help me find some music
Replies: 4
Views: 1553

Re: PLease Help me find some music

Hi everyone this forum was recommended to me from someone on a Mountain bike forum. could anyone please help my wife works in a Pre-school and they are doing themes, for the next few weeks they are doing about Knights and medieval times Banquets and the like. What they would like is some music to l...
by saracen
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lanark 2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3345

Lanark 2008

some nice pics from last year here...
http://tinyurl.com/2etxy8
by saracen
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Harp player needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Harp player needed

we've been contacted by Radio Two - they are looking for a harp player to appear on radio tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday 20th), 5.25 pm, talking to Chris Evans about the instrument, presumably playing a bit. We can't do anything for them - it's in London and not a payer apart from expenses! - but if ...
by saracen
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Looking for a Bodhran...
Replies: 8
Views: 3547

Re: Bodhrans

[quote That's Brilliant, managing to get good, inexpensive and E.M.S into one sentence. Priceless......... :lol: Regards Eric[/quote] Eric, what do you mean here? Is it that you think the EMS can sometimes be not good value or good to deal with? If so, I pretty much agree. However, in the case of fr...
by saracen
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Looking for a Bodhran...
Replies: 8
Views: 3547

Bodhrans

Agree with Eric's advice on purchasing a bodhran - get a look and a hold of one before purchase... Just a quick reponse to Eric's comments on bodhrans in Tudor reenactment, and their being banned in the period. Not done exhaustive research, but we haven't found definitive reference to the bodhran be...
by saracen
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: fittings for sword belts - can anyone help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

fittings for sword belt

thanks very much to everyone for your help - absolutely brilliant - was giving up on finding anything!
Cheers!
by saracen
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: fittings for sword belts - can anyone help?
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

fittings for sword belts - can anyone help?

I'm after the metal fittings to attach a sword frog to a belt - late Tudor period - something basically as in the Tudor Tailor p98. That is, the (roughly!) 'figure-of-eight with a little loop for a hook on the bottom' (!), and the hooks to go with the same. Does anyone know who might make these? Any...
by saracen
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lute on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

Lute on ebay

We have an eight course (15 string) lute for sale on ebay at present - take a look at:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eight-course-lute ... dZViewItem

Cheers
Gill
Trouvere

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