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by busy mole
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Early Music Fayre Greenwich
Replies: 1
Views: 1275

Early Music Fayre Greenwich

We were lucky enough to get to the Greenwich Early Music Fayre last weekend, an amazing range of instruments. from Serpents with real serpent skin! to tabors. Best news of all for us at least is we can now get Mediva and Bardos CDs and Dolmetsch recorders , really chuffed about these. Will hopefully...
by busy mole
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Playing the Lyre or Psaltery
Replies: 10
Views: 2944

Hi Ian, we have a couple of lyres and a kithara in stock now which would be very suitable for Roman re-enactment. Feel free to ring us for a chat - no obligation etc.
by busy mole
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 3961

Could be Dave .... keep us in mind.

PS have you got the Gathering dates and contacts for the LARPers?

Steve and Helen
by busy mole
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Small Pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Sorry it's us again seem to posting a lot at the moment. gets adictive.
by busy mole
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Small Pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 1462

Never had a go at making them have no experience of this supplier as we sell pipes from another maker but plans and kits from below.

http://www.masterkit.com/rwc/products/bagpipes.htm
by busy mole
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 15th century harp
Replies: 8
Views: 3016

Hi - did you talk to us? There probably isn't a 'definitive' C15th harp, but we could adise you on what is suitable. We make one similar to the Rosslyn chapel carving, c.1446. No real evidence on materials, but indigenous woods such as oak, gut strings, steel or bone, possibly boxwood pegs. Our cont...
by busy mole
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Help me identify an instruement!
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Was it a rauschpfeife? Loud bold sound, but easier to play than a shawm.
by busy mole
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Psaltery tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

A is fine. Drop us a PM if you need more help
by busy mole
Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bowed psaltery
Replies: 28
Views: 3681

Mmm, Sting and Dowland! It had a good review in Gramaphone or the BBC Music mag, can't remember which. They said you either love it or hate it, but you can see that he really loves the music and it's interesting as he also reads some of Dowland's letters. I think they said that his untrained voice g...
by busy mole
Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Psaltery tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

we have a book of medieval dance tunes from your period which could be adapted and played on the psaltery.
by busy mole
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Psaltery tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

The psaltery can be tuned in a variety of ways, commonly G Major A B C D E F# G. the range can be altered by moving the bridges to raise or lower the notes, obviously the closer the bridges the higher the note, sorry to state the obvious. The best technique to start with would be to tune the longest...
by busy mole
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trader's Websites
Replies: 22
Views: 4116

Yep fair points and may well be changing them will be having a look at your site, have you had a go at putting a shopping cart on using paypal as this does hive a form of online orderform in as much as it gives a view cart option. I found it quite clumsy to use but effective in the end. The buy it n...
by busy mole
Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trader's Websites
Replies: 22
Views: 4116

Oops! thought I was logged in!! Try again we are at http://www.busymolemusic.co.uk Use paypal for the shopping cart and built the site using Web Express, well not true my Son built the site! Although we use paypal would be happy to move away from it as not that verstile in my opinion. Back to top
by busy mole
Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bowed psaltery
Replies: 28
Views: 3681

Hi Type 16, a bowed psaltery wasn't invented till about 1860! Or at least there is some debate about this. The rebec can be bowed on the hip or upright, but this might still create problems with the non bowing hand reaching round to press the strings. What about a plucked psaltery or small harp? Qui...
by busy mole
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdies
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Have Pm'd you Annis, have you thought about symphonies also they can be a little cheaper. if a little simpler
by busy mole
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: medieval drums
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

We do

Have a look in the on the other instruments page. Drums and Tabors.


www.busymolemusic.co.uk
by busy mole
Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Medieval Markets and crafts event Leicster on 17th
Replies: 1
Views: 1026

We're booked in now.
by busy mole
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden 6 hole pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

The whistles are made by a company called Tamlinn. They retail at £35-£40.
The Mollenhauer is £70, I know it sounds alot, but the difference in tone quality is immediatelty noticable, and it's easier to play than a cheaper wooden recorder.
by busy mole
Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden 6 hole pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

The Mollenhaur Dream recorder is a renaissance recorder single hole straight bore and the other types especially the newer one while are modern descants will pass muster as early form, they do have the double hole though and a slight flaire to the bowl but only enough to prevent splitting. the whist...
by busy mole
Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden 6 hole pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Wooden 6 hole pipes

Bit of an advert here, we have got a supply of wooden 6 hole pipes, penny whistle fingering, made of maple, straight section, sounds much nicer than typical metal whistles . Really unusual. Also have a new variety of straight ish section recorders. Will have them at Joust or PM for details. Not on t...
by busy mole
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Is it period?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Yes as Cream T says the hammered dulcimer is fine, some of the really early ones were simple rectangular boxes with bridges to raise the strings and fix the lengths, hammered and slightly more complex than the plucked psalteries. The Appalchian or mountain dulcimer us a very different instrument, wh...
by busy mole
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Payment by Credit Card
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

We use Paypal on our website and, although I am clearly tempting providence now, have not had problems. The mobile paypal system does seem to be for payers to set up their phones to pay as LHEE says but a system to accept payment would seem a logical step. This could be in a week or a year or never ...
by busy mole
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Payment by Credit Card
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

Payment by Credit Card

Are being asked more and more "Do you take credit cards", and we are now wondering about the viability of having this facility. We have read the ads in the NMTF for mobile credit card taking ie. mobile phone and what I can only assume is a wireless handset with another system, and although at first ...
by busy mole
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden Recorders
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Thanks Lady P.
by busy mole
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Wooden Recorders
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Wooden Recorders

Hope this is the appropriate place for posting this possibly should be buy and sell, but hopefully information rather than direct sales pitch! Have managed to get a supply of good quality wooden recorders, they are maple but very light and look like sycamore, being very light in colour, have 6 at pr...
by busy mole
Mon May 08, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Lute Kit for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2413

Lute Kit for sale

We have for sale a Lute Kit. We've not had time to make it up, it's not that hard, just needs a bit of care. It has a hard case, full instructions and a 'how to play' book included. Lovely instrument when finished.
£285 ono. Huge saving!!!
by busy mole
Mon May 08, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lute Kit for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Lute Kit for sale

We have for sale a Lute Kit. We've not had time to make it up, it's not that hard, just needs a bit of care. It has a hard case, full instructions and a 'how to play' book included. Lovely instrument when finished.
£285 ono. Huge saving!!!
by busy mole
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Bagpipe music
Replies: 9
Views: 3098

Sorry only just seen this thread. Does the music need to be specifuc to the pipes, you may be restricting yourself. In medieval times most music could be adapted to play on most instruments as long as it was in the range of the instrument. You could play any general tunes that would have been suitab...
by busy mole
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Hand Painted harp
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Looks very good.

Drop us a PM we do get people asking for painted harps on occasion I could pass them on to you

PS we made the harp.
by busy mole
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Product Listings
Replies: 38
Views: 6919

Could well be a good idea, as traders we often supply a range of items that people may not expect, a listing that is available over the web and could be updated easily would have potential. How this would be run and by who is a different matter though. As to product pictures, personally I would thin...

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