The following links are a small selection of my
favourites. The links will open in new windows.
The late Christopher Monk was amongst the first
to make reconstructions of the cornett, supplying instruments to
David Munrow. The firm, which also makes serpents, is now directed
by Jeremy West.
Information and links on the crumhorn, compiled
by Nicholas Lander..
A duo specialising in "authentic" Elizabethan
music, right down to speech and dress.
One of the leading recorder makers in the world
(and my personal favourite), though sadly they recently ceased
manufacture. However, they still have a fascinating website with a
wealth of information.
One of the biggest International Festivals of
Early Music. An annual event attracting around one hundred makers
and suppliers with concerts, competitions and demonstrations.
Currently held in mid November in the Old Royal Naval College at
The largest supplier of early music instruments
in the world. Based in Bradford, UK.
Music software - the "word processor for music".
I have been using this software for years and still enthuse over it
for its ease of use and quality of printed output.
Information and links, compiled by Nicholas
Lander, to do with recorders and their music. The site above is
Australian, though mirror sites are available in USA and Germany
Formerly based in Bradford but now relocated to
Toledo, Spain, the Renaissance Workshop make a wide variety of
excellent early music instruments. These may be purchased as kits
or finished instruments.
The website of the renaissance consort in which I
play. The group is also known locally as "Her Majesties
The Official Website of the International Guild
of Town Pipers.
Some of the local churches where many of the
instruments shown on this site have been played.