Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Introducing the Broken Consort

To all gentles in the Known World doth Lord Thormot mac Otter of Rushen, Shire Bard of False Isle, send warm and tuneful greetings.

What, you may ask, is a Broken Consort? and what or where is False Isle? A broken consort is an instrumental group containing more than one kind of instrument - as opposed to a recorder consort or a consort of viols, for example. False Isle is a shire in the Principality of Tir Righ, Kingdom of An Tir, in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). Mundanely, it's Powell River, BC, on the beautiful West Coast of Canada.

I present to you here our members:

Lord Thormot mac Otter of Rushen (leader, violin, occasional recorder, percussion, music librarian and arranger)
Master Stephen of Hunmanby (music historian, soprano, alto and tenor recorders, lute, guitar)
Ann (soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders)
Ambrosine (cello, soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders, harp, lute)
Lady Calycrist Cottier (flute, soprano recorder)
Alfred (pipe chanter, trombone, and percussion)
Elaine (soprano recorder)
Cassandra the Red (soprano recorder)
Her Ladyship Saeunn Hrafnsdottir (viola, alto recorder)

With occasional help from:
Lady Calindra de Silva of Aragon (soprano recorder)
Lord Geoffrey Mylar (violin, soprano and alto recorders)

The picture shows (L to R) Stephen (with Elaine completely hidden behind him), Ambrosine, Alfred, Ann and myself, Thormot, performing for the Writers Festival at Dwight Hall in Apr 2007.

1 comment:

ALFRED mUMA said...

Greetings Lord Thormot mac Otter of Rushen. Alfred and Ambrosine have read your missive about our illustrious flegling musical group of some fame here in False Isle and wish to comend you on creating this blog.