I was up at the museum this morning. I wasn’t particularly looking for a photo to fit the ‘no strings’ title, but when I saw this ancient clarsach, it was the obvious subject. An amazing instrument from around 1500, riddled with woodworm at the back, and certainly no sign of any strings having lasted for 500 years!
The band was back on Lismore this weekend for the island’s St Andrew’s night celebrations. We loved it!
On Saturday morning the sun was streaming through the window in the cottage, creating a lovely light for taking photos.
A fiddle, caught in the sunlight
We had another day of Lismore sun and grand tunes. We especially loved the slip jig that we found on the piano…that one’s likely to end up the the repertoire somewhere!