Cittern construction resumed!

I am delighted to announce the follow-up to David Norman’s post last week about cittern construction. It turns out the instrument was much more complete than David was letting on, and it is currently receiving several layers of French polish. This is being done by John, who cast a loving eye over it at our…

“Cittern construction in the Forest of Dean” – or how Fiona got saddled with my half-finished renaissance banjo – a confession by David Norman.

Back in the last century, then a Buckinghamshire schoolboy, I was introduced to madrigal singing and recorder playing by a music teacher whose knowledge, unusually then, stretched back further than Haydn. At the same time, in a different part of the county, a young Morag Cameron was in several choirs singing works by Bach and…