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Some thoughts on string tension

Like many people, I had always wondered why lute strings look so thin in old paintings. Was it because the artist couldn’t be bothered with showing the details of the strings, or was it because the thickest strings were not as thick as we might expect? We know that lutes were strung with sheep gut (and we have no reason to believe that the density of gut was significantly different in the past),

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2016 Summer Concert – Oxford, UK

Martin is delighted to be putting on a concert of readings and music alongside wife Claire Sillince at St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford in July. Please feel free to share the poster widely – PDF version available to download here.

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Update 08/07/16: The programme has been finalised and is available in PDF format here

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