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August 24, 2018

Ronn's Lute Arrangements for The Celtic Lute

Here are my arrangements of Scottish and Irish tunes recorded on The Celtic Lute CD. They are handwritten in lute tablature for 13-course Baroque lute in d minor tuning.

May 10, 2016

Sono Luminus Releases Video for "John Barleycorn"

Brand new video, produced by the record label, Sono Luminus, of Ayreheart's newest single, "John Barlecorn."

May 6, 2016

"John Barleycorn" Released as iTunes Digital Single

"John Barleycorn," the new single from the upcoming Ayreheart album, Barley Moon, is now available on iTunes as a digital single.

April 28, 2016

Barley Moon: The New Album from Ayreheart

The long awaited new Ayreheart recording, Barley Moon, is now available for Amazon pre-order! This brand new album, featuring music from the live Ayreheart program, Will You Walk the Woods so Wild, is comprised of Renaissance music and old traditional folk songs, showcasing the surprising parallels between high art music and folk music.

April 22, 2016

Ayreheart Bop Stop Performance Reviewed by

On Thursday, April 7 at the Bop Stop, the Renaissance band Ayreheart presented a concert titled “Will You Walk the Woods so Wild.”

April 7, 2016

Ayreheart to Play Two Cleveland Shows

On Thursday, April 7 at 8:00 pm at the Bop Stop, the band Ayreheart (Ronn McFarlane, lute, Brian Kay, vocals and lute, Will Morris, colascione, and Mattias Rucht, percussion) will present a concert titled “Will You Walk the Woods so Wild.”

March 15, 2016

Baltimore Consort Reviewed by the San Diego Story

For those who plan concerts, anniversaries can provide a convenient crutch. Or unexpected inspiration. In its Sunday (March 13) concert for the San Diego Early Music Society in La Jolla, the visiting Baltimore Consort used 2016’s status as the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare to organize its program in small clusters of works related to each of ten of the Bard’s plays.

February 29, 2016

Ronn Interviewed about Shakespeare's First Folio by Dakota Midday

McFarlane talks with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh about how music was used in Elizabethan times and what classic rock and lute music have in common.