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by Tamsin Lewis
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bowed psaltery
Replies: 28
Views: 5986

So what do you think about Sting and Dowland?
At least it should get more people listening to early music...
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bowed psaltery
Replies: 28
Views: 5986

Nothing wrong with playing lots of instruments...I play viols, lute, harp, rebec, vielle, symphony, psaltery, harp, violin, vilhuela, renaissance guitar, harpsichord & recorders
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bowed psaltery
Replies: 28
Views: 5986

How about a lute? They're not too hard to play and don't put stress on anything that I can think of
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bowed psaltery
Replies: 28
Views: 5986

I hold the rebec against my chest to play it - very different from playing under the chin.
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 29748

Hi Lidi
The colour is too fine (no matter what the fabric is) unless you are portraying someone very posh (Royalty, or for linings could be Dukes etc)
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdies
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

£500-£3000?
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fruit Cheeses/Pates de Fruits
Replies: 7
Views: 3457

re pomegranates: You can get pomegranate syrup (very thick) at most middle Eastern shops. Wonder if that would help?
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: medieval drums
Replies: 4
Views: 2320

They also have good cheap drums (£20 upwards I think) at the Early Music Shop
by Tamsin Lewis
Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Biscuits! - URGENT!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3318

by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: purcell
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Please get your e(n)tymology right OOPS
Replies: 42
Views: 8398

For the record and for clarity's sake (and cos I'm pedantic too), etomology is the study of words,

To be really pedantic, the OED spells it etymology...(from the greek etumologia)
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: OST to The Virgin Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 5752

sorry...
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: treamoune
Replies: 1
Views: 1197

treamoune

Can anyone tell me the meaning of this round or what language it's written in? It's in 3 parts and fun to sing, comes from the Lant roll (1570s), ms KC1, most of the other rounds in the ms are in English but this one is written 'Treamoune, treamoune, treamoune see Ke ke ke la mee terlamonee terlamon...
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: OST to The Virgin Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 5752

lingua latina loqui possum, sed quid est 'instltandi'
by Tamsin Lewis
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Sommeries Castle - last chance to see...
Replies: 3
Views: 2315

Sommeries Castle - last chance to see...

Sommeries Castle (ruins) is an interesting relic--brick built castle. Someries Castle's name was derived from William de Someries who had a residence on this site in the thirteenth century. The site was then acquired by John, Lord Wenlock in 1430 and the mansion was built. Free, short way off the M1...
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 11013

You're right, Sophia. I used to work in a picture library. There is one way around the need to get the image from the physical owners (V&A/npg/BM/whatever) If you can find a source for the image that is more than 70 years old (old postcard/book/print) then that is reproducable without problems. Othe...
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 11013

think they are shepards

There's an engraving/woodcut in the Heures a lusiage de Rome (Paris, P Pigouchet for S Vostre, 1497) showing shepherds (male & female) with various things hanging from belts. It's reproduced in Pollard's English Miracle Plays, Moralities & Interludes (OUP) if this is any help
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Medieval Cookbook - Maggie Black
Replies: 8
Views: 4033

Stir yt well

This book is great - they insist on certain colours of cloth to cure different diseases. red cloths for aches, burnt blue cloth to staunch the blood of a wound, black wool stuffed into an onion for migraines..
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Medieval Cookbook - Maggie Black
Replies: 8
Views: 4033

Rice is used a lot too though I can't believe many would have access to that due to the way it is produced - it must have been really expensive.

Wasn't rice grown in Norfolk at some stage?
by Tamsin Lewis
Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 20986

It's the people who insist on being posh, but aren't willing to wear sleeves if it's hot that annoy me
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: History of Make-up
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

I've just ordered a copy of your book from Amazon. Looking forward to reading it
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden 6 hole pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

thanks!
Knew about the Mollenhauers but not about the whistles...
by Tamsin Lewis
Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden 6 hole pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

what period are these?
by Tamsin Lewis
Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: OST to The Virgin Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 5752

where did you find it? the latin doesn't make sense.
Would guess it's a gloss on the dies irae but can't be sure from that bit
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval bread recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 5823

that'd do it
by Tamsin Lewis
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval bread recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 5823

Bara Brith sounds fab!
but how do you recreate the woodsmoke smell with a breadmaker?
by Tamsin Lewis
Sun May 14, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bodice for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1256

Bodice for sale

Mid seventeenth century. Lovely deep red silk (slightly slubby) bodice for sale @ £60. Small (size 8-10ish) Made by Jane Huggett.
I'm too large for it unfortunately..
PM me if interested
Tamsin
by Tamsin Lewis
Sun May 14, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: farthingale for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1683

farthingale for sale

I've been going through my costumes and realised that I have 3 farthingales and don't need them all! So am selling one for £25.
PM me for more details if interested
Tamsin
by Tamsin Lewis
Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval Food Court at shows ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Sounds like a fantastic idea!
Tamsin
by Tamsin Lewis
Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Famous (and infamous) Veggies
Replies: 11
Views: 4160

Pythagoras?