At the "pheasant feast" given in Lille in 1433, there appeared...a pie containing
 28 live persons playing different instruments.
"Culture and Cuisine: A Journey Through the History of Food"
by Jean-Francois Revel, A Da Capo Press, Inc.

The Quilting Frolic
John Lewis Krimmel
Krimmel was born in Wurtemberg, Germany.
 He immigrated to Philadelphia in 1910.

Artist: Thomas HICKS
"The Musicale, Barber Shop," Trenton Falls, New York
Medium/ support: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 25 x 30 1/8 in. (63.5 x 76.3 cm.)
Inscriptions: at lower right: T. Hicks 1866
Museum accession number: 52.9.15
Credit line: Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina
Provenance: Charles Tefft (seated in left foreground of painting); to daughter, Anna Griswold Tefft (Mrs. David Morton) Bogue, Seattle, WA; to daughter, Anna Tefft Bogue (b. 1878), New York;
to John P. Nicholson Gallery, New York (price $1,000.00); sold to
NCMA, 1952.

African-American Fiddlers

All About Bows

Cigarbox Fiddle
The North American Fiddler's
Hall of Fame

Cowboy Fiddler

Mellie Dunham
Guest of Henry Ford in 1925


The Encyclopedia of Traditional
Celtic Irish Music


Otto Erdesz
Violin-Viola Maker
with John Newton and Joseph Curtin
violin makers he helped at the
start of their careers.

Cut-Away Viola
Allowed much easier access to high positions

Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame

Williamstown, Ontario

History of Celtic Music


The History of the Violin


Inventors and Violin Makers
 in the Pioneer Valley
 Joseph Nagyvary
The Scientist and the Stradivarius

Knilling String Reference Guide

The Orpheon Foundation  Museum
 of Historical Musical Instruments

The Ottawa Valley
Country Music Hall of Fame

©Photo by Daniel Larson
Preparing Your Instrument for
Historical Performance

by Sarah Freiberg

The Rebec Project

Recording History

Saraband Music




Violin Makers of the Amati Family
Guarneri Family of Violin Makers
The Tubbs Bow


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