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by KAY M
Fri May 29, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: traditional music
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: traditional music

Soldiers in Aghganistan took guitars.... and James Blunt tied one to his tank in Kosovo..... but seriously, those lyres look pretty portable to me; no weight to them and you could yomp all day and keep people awake all night. :)
by KAY M
Fri May 29, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: traditional music
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: traditional music

Thanks again.... I listened to that stuff; fascinating. I've always been a bit of a guitarist, but I'm not very good, and my hands are going wonky, so I'm fiddling with a few odd old things.... maybe something to do in my old age..... :) They are every pretty things indeed. And they look very portab...
by KAY M
Fri May 29, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: traditional music
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: traditional music

Yes, I think I do!Thanks so much..... does anyone know where I could hear a good player in action, ever?
by KAY M
Fri May 29, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Iron Age pots
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Re: Iron Age pots

Good question; the Glastonbury Lake Village ones seem a good start; very high quality indeed. Crikey they were good at it. As far as I can make out, they were not wheel thrown, although I have my nagging doubts, really, as inertia type wheels are not a big jump from milling techniques, and the shape...
by KAY M
Thu May 28, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Iron Age pots
Replies: 4
Views: 1857

Iron Age pots

I'm trying to make some Iron Age replica pots; I was asked to do so by someone who kind of assumed that as I like history, and have made pots, and have a kiln, it would be easy peasy. But it isn't, really. Not if they are to be any good. Anyone got any hints or other light to shine on my darkness? :?
by KAY M
Thu May 28, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: traditional music
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Re: traditional music

I'm on the lookout for a reproduction of a type of ancient harp that I have seen in TV re-enactments; the type I mean looks very portable, ie an almost flat frame , and is roughly rectangular ( with the top edge curved) , and usually has 6 strings.... a search of various websites has shown me that s...
by KAY M
Thu May 28, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Plague
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Plague

I believe that there were a number of plague outbreaks in what became England post AD 400, pre 700, which may have contributed to the decline of town life; has anyone come across any information on this?

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