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  • Viola Braguesa

    Viola Braguesa

    The viola braguesa is a 17th century Portuguese Baroque guitar. It is also known as viola da braga, named for the Braga region of northwestern Portugal. It likely developed from the Spanish vihuela, a...

    Viola Braguesa

    The viola braguesa is a 17th century Portuguese Baroque guitar. It is also known as viola da braga, named for the Braga region of northwestern Portugal. It likely developed from the Spanish vihuela, a...

  • Mandocello by Gold Tone

    The Mandocello – History

    The origins of the mandocello (or mandoloncello) are a bit hazy, but it seems clear that this instrument was likely developed for use in musical ensembles along with other members of...

    The Mandocello – History

    The origins of the mandocello (or mandoloncello) are a bit hazy, but it seems clear that this instrument was likely developed for use in musical ensembles along with other members of...

  • Irish Bodhran and Tipper

    Bodhrán History

    The bodhrán is a single-headed Irish frame drum. It is usually about 18" in diameter, with a circular wooden frame and goatskin head. The inside of the frame is open,...

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    Bodhrán History

    The bodhrán is a single-headed Irish frame drum. It is usually about 18" in diameter, with a circular wooden frame and goatskin head. The inside of the frame is open,...

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Lark Camp

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July 28 – August 5, 2023

Where musicians, singers, and dancers learn traditional styles from all over the world.

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