Micha, the leader of the medieval style musical group, Wolgemut , (
) will be at Lilies War this year! For anyone
interested in playing or purchasing medieval style bagpipes or
rauschpfiefes, here is a rare opportunity to learn from the best! Here is
what he sent in a letter to me:
"I will have several bagpipes for use for workshops as well as for sale.
I also hope to have a few prototype Rauschpfeiffes for testing. I will
also have some new music and arrangements for a Rauschpfeiffe workshop. I
will need some assistance in getting the word out about the workshops. In
addition to a Bagpipe and Rauschpfeiffe workshop, I'm also interested in
holding a generic, Medieval Music jam workshop."
You can be assured that if you buy an instrument from Micha, you will come
away with a playable, in tune, well working instrument and a basic knowledge
of how to start practicing - MUCH different than buying a set of pipes by
mail order or from a store that can't even help you adjust a reed! Face it,
how many of us have instruments at home that we bought and can't play -
either because it's a faulty instrument, or the instrument needs some minor
tweaking, or we just don't know where to start?
For those of you who have heard only Conna and me play rauschpfiefes, come
to a workshop with Micha and hear how they are really SUPPOSED to sound! The
rauschpfeife is also somewhat adaptable to middleeastern style music too, by
I suspect that the "medieval music jam workshop" might involve other
instruments as well(drums, strings, etc) but I have no information other
than what I just posted from Micha. There are no set dates or times as yet.
He will be arriving at Lilies on Monday or Tuesday, and staying through the
week. Workshop times and days will be posted in the music tent on the battle
field as soon as they are decided.
Come and participate, or just sit in, on a workshop or two - this man is a
gold mine of musical information! (He's pretty darn nice too.)
See you at the music tent,
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