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Join the forum discussion on this postFrom BBC.com: A violin made by a soldier killed in battle during World War I has been played at his grave on the eve of the 100th anniversary of his death. Richard Howard, who … Continue reading
Join the forum discussion on this postKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – They say a violin plays better with age. If that’s true, this one has had 100 years to fine tune perfection. This isn’t just a story about an instrument, it’s … Continue reading
Join the forum discussion on this postFrom thelocal.it: An Italian student’s violin using spider silk was the winning entry in an award for innovation in London, celebrating the work of international students in the English capital. Luca Alessandrini, a post … Continue reading
Join the forum discussion on this postFrom www.classicfm.com: A violin made from the famous Prime Minister’s cigar box is expected to fetch between £500 and £1000 at auction this month.The instrument was made in 1956 by the self-taught violin-maker William … Continue reading
Join the forum discussion on this postFrom CountryRebel.com Violet Brumley Hensley, also known as the “Whittling Fiddler,” has been a musician for most her life, a fact made apparent every single occasion she takes stage. At 99 years of age, … Continue reading
Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Violin Channel: A legal battle has erupted in Newport, California after it is alleged that a school boy suffered a serious eye injury, after a violin he was using snapped – sending … Continue reading
Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Cozio Carteggio Newsletter: The history of the earliest Danish violin makers, who continued their craft despite the Napoleonic wars, shortages of wood and Denmark’s bankruptcy By Jens Stenz In the history of … Continue reading
Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Strad: The great string players of the past embodied the ‘singing’ style that signifies their relationship with vocalists of the time. Why can’t today’s stars capture the same atmosphere, asks Tully Potter. … Continue reading
Join the forum discussion on this post Bluegrass Underground is a musical adventure series that shines a light on purveyors of musical authenticity in a space unlike any other on (or under) Earth. Bluegrass Underground emanates from the Volcano Room, … Continue reading