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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.
"John Barleycorn," the new single from the upcoming Ayreheart album, Barley Moon, is now available on iTunes as a digital single.
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.
On Thursday, April 7 at the Bop Stop, the Renaissance band Ayreheart presented a concert titled “Will You Walk the Woods so Wild.”
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.”
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.
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.