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Wednesday 8 December 2004

Coronach - 'A Musical Pepys Show'

I just got back from a most enjoyable evening of 17th century English and Scottish music, accompanied by readings from the diaries of Samuel Pepys. The music is lively and played on modern reproductions of traditional instruments including strings (fiddles and violas), wind (recorders and flutes), a keyboard (spinet), lutes, a harp and accompanied by vocalists for some of the pieces, courtesy of Coronach (I'm afraid this website is not maintained effectively so the links are not working properly; the music is, however, very good). The readings from the diaries were witty, lively and at times 'bawdy'. As with an earlier concert of Scottish Renaissance music I attended a while back, the concert took place in a country house close to Nairn, an ideal venue for this kind of music.

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