Anglo-Saxon Lyres Study Day - 21st may - Sutton Hoo (study day!)
- I am forwarding this message from Cliff Hoppitt, 21st may this year for a Study Day on
"Re-discovering Lost Old English Music and Verse" By Dr Graeme Lawson, a great opportunity!!
Dr Lawson is Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University, and Director of Archaeologia Musica. He does not often present his work outside Cambridge so this is a rare opportunity to hear one of the world's specialists in ancient musical instruments and in the Anglo-Saxon lyre in particular. Using replica instruments, the day will explore the archaeology and music of the famous Sutton Hoo lyre and related examples, and their relation to the high culture of Old English poetry.
This Study Day is on Saturday 21st May 2011, 10.00am-4.15pm at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk and is one of series run at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge in Suffolk. More details are at www.WuffingEducation.co.uk
This is rare opportunity to meet with Dr Lawson who is a world renown specialist in this field.
If you have any problems printing the attached poster I can send some via the postal service.
Lost Old English Music and Verse: The Anglo-Saxon lyres from Sutton Hoo, Snape & Prittlewell.
with Dr Graeme Lawson
Saturday 21ST May 2011, 10.00am-4.15pm
at Sutton hoo, Suffolk
This is a rare opportunity to meet with one of the world's specialists in ancient musical instruments and in the Anglo-Saxon lyre in particular. Based on the finds from Sutton Hoo, Snape, and Prittlewell the day will include a hands-on exploration of the Anglo-Saxon hearpe or lyre, using replica instruments. We will explore its use in relation to Old English poetry such as Beowulf and Widsith, consider the lyre's musical character and its place in world music history.
10.15 11.15: Archaeology, music and tradition
11.15 11.40: Coffee break
11.40 12.40: Harps and lyres
12.40 14.00: Lunch break
14.00 - 15.00: Old English Hearpe tuning and playing
15.00 15.15: Tea break
15.15 16.15: The Hearpe and Old English poetry
Dr Graeme Lawson is an archaeologist and composer who has made his life's work the exploration of music's pre- and proto-history. One of his passions is Anglo-Saxon music and he is one of Europe's most expert lyre-players. Dr Lawson is a Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge
This Study Day costs £38 per person, and includes a full day of lectures, access to the NT site, parking, coffee and tea throughout the day, and access to the National Trust exhibition.
Prior booking essential: tel. 01394 386498 More information: www.wuffingeducation.co.uk