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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.

Rauschpfeife 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
Rauschpfeife
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A loud out door instrument the Rauschpfeife, from German reed pipe, is a wind cap instrument like the crumhorn. The use of loud instruments in a variety of instrumental combinations is called a 'broken consort ' and would have provided music for ceremonials, pageants, weddings and all manner of civic occasions.
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