I first heard of a Welsh instrument called the crwth, and saw it played in Lincoln College Chapel last week, by a duo called ‘Bragod’. Their website is well worth a read for those curious about medieval music, and explains a lot. The notation and ritualistic dance gestures were so alien to me! I didn’t even envision the crwth being held horizontally. As a Classicist, I very much enjoyed the introduction to the concert, where Mary told us about Boethius’ categories of music and Pythagorean tuning.


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