have been around for many hundreds of years. They can be found, in
various guises, in many countries around the World. Whether they are
played with hammers, plucked, or strummed, they have a very
distinctive, sweet sound. So why are they still something of a rarity?
The aim of our club is to redress the balance, and more importantly, to
show people that learning to play them isn't as daunting as it may
appear. It's also very rewarding and great fun.
Never seen or heard one? Just click on one of the images below, to see, and hear, one being played.
The Inspiration? This is a photo of a medieval carving c.1485, taken inside Manchester Cathedral
thanks to Peter Collinson (Canterbury Web Services)
for his support in setting up this website, generously hosting it at no
cost to the club, and to Dave Clifford who designed the site
Jim became our club president in
the early 90's,
when the club was reformed and has been a major inspiration ever since.
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