At 08:55 AM 4/3/01 -0400, Jon-o wrote:
> before that?
>Definitely - there's tons of crossover between the era of most of
>the traditional fiddle tunes and the baroque era.
That was obvious in performances by "The King's Noyse" at Berkeley a few
> It's not a
>particularly well-known area at the moment, but a number of groups
>have been exploring it - the one I know best is 'Puirt a Baroque'.
>They do a real mix of things - standard baroque repertoire in a
>folkish way (the Baltimore Consort has a similar style) and fiddle
>tunes in a baroque way (with early instruments, including
>harpsichord). They do a lot of crossover pieces as well - fiddle
>sets with sarabandes thrown in.
>I'm no real expert on the subject, but my roomate is becoming one,
>so if anyone's particularly interested (and we don't have our own
>expert resident on the list) I could dig up some more info.
I find myself getting sucked deeper and deeper into this subject, and would
love to hear more about it, particularly the harpsichord connection insofar
as it exists, either on- or off-list. Ask your roommate about web sites!