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Plucked Strings

Sundays 6pm - 7pm

People have loved the sound of plucked strings going back over 3,000 years to the dawn of instrumental music.  Plucked Strings plays 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, and interviews.


  • during broadcast time; RTRFM Studio 9260 9210
  • any time; phone/text – 0420 619 414, RTRFM email – To make your email easier to find please put PLUCKED STRINGS in the subject line.

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

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Sun 2 Apr 2017 Listen

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 = Paul Svoboda

  • Composer = Paul Svoboda

  • Composer = Yuquijiro Yocoh

  • Composer = Francisco Tárrega

  • Composer = Federico Moreno Torroba

  • Composer = Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

  • Composer = Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

  • Composer = Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

  • Composer = Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

  • Composer = Nikita Koshkin

  • Composer = Nikita Koshkin

  • Composer = Nikita Koshkin

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