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
PLUCKED STRINGS - this edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first broadcast of the show in April 1987. Interview with the first presenter, Robin Thomson. Music selections aimed ar re-creating the first play list.
Plus music by Governor Stirling SHS Guitar Ensemble, Director Deborah Banks.
Presented by Graham Hawkes
Composer = Yuquijiro Yocoh
Composer = Francisco Tárrega
Composer = Federico Moreno Torroba