People have loved the sound of plucked strings going back over 3,000 years to the dawn of instrumental music.
How many plucked string instruments can you name? Plucked Strings has lots from Appalachian dulcimer to zither with more than a few guitars and you will hear recordings of them from around the globe.
It’s a varied programme of music from the rich world of the guitar and related instruments, notice of events, live performances, new releases, Guitar Society news, interviews and requests.
Plucked Strings maintains a Diary of plucked strings events on the web and that’s also the place to go to add a gig.
Gentileschi, Orazio Florentine, 1563 – 1639
The Lute Player c. 1612/1620
oil on canvas overall: 143.5 x 129 cm
National Gallery of Art, USA
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund 1962.8.1
Guitar made by Hermann Hauser
Medium:Spruce, rosewood, mahogany, bone or ivory, ebony
Height (At tail): (9.8 cm) Width (Total): (97.7 cm) Depth (Lower bouts): (37 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Credit Line:Gift of Emilita Segovia, Marquessa of Salobreña, 1986 Accession Number:1986.353.1
A selection chosen for you by Natalie and Graham, some historic, some exotic, and all gorgeous.
Presented by Natalie Ong and Graham Hawkes
Composer = Roland Dyens
Composer = Juanjo Domínguez
Composers = Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin
Composer = Charlie Byrd
Composers = Bonfá, Pereiti, Creatore, Weiss
Composer = Cristóbal de Castillejo (1491 – 1556)
Composer = Egberto Gismonti
Composer = John Dowland
Composer = Anthony Holborne
Composer = Baden Powell