Sunday, January 13, 2013
On Friday evening we went to a concert of medieval music by Eya (musicians Liette Remon and Femke Bergsma). The instrument you see above is a vielle or fiddle. Some were played like this one and others were played in the position of a violin. Notice that the bow is very curved (like an archery bow). Many early bows had that shape. This is the ancestor of the modern violin.
A variety of instruments were played during the concert. Here you can see a recorder, a rebec and two vielles. What a delightful evening with instrumental pieces and songs from the 15th century. The concert took place in a hair salon: Jardin d'art et de coiffure. The salon holds concert every 6 weeks or so. Always nice to hear music in unusual places.