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Something that makes Minstrels Gallery unique is the number of instruments we play, at the last count it was around forty but we are always adding to our collection. Even if you book Minstrels Gallery as a duo we still come with the full compliment of instruments. The picture here shows some of the main ones.

Click on an instrument in the photo below for more information.

Lute Nakers Lute Racket Lute Vihuela Tabor Timbre Medieval Harp Bowed Psaltery Crotales & Bells Renaissance Flute Bass Recorder Plucked Psaltery Mandora Tabor Shawms Rauschpfeife Crumhorns Mandolin & Cittern Medieval Fiddle Medieval Fiddle Tabor Long Drum Long Drum Long Drum Lincolnshire Pipes Lincolnshire Pipes Tabor Recorders Fife Recorders
Lute
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The lute was originally an Arabic instrument, the ud, and was played with a quill plectrum in medieval times. During the Renaissance the lute, with it's double courses of gut strings, became the most respected of instruments enjoying favour with both Henry IV and Elizabeth Ist.
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