Post by Dick Glasgow on Aug 26, 2009 14:57:11 GMT 1
I just came across this:
The Early Music Forum of Scotland at the National Museum of Scotland on June 17th 2007
This was an outreach initiative by members of EMFS who have performing groups, a project aimed at presenting unfamiliar instruments and repertoire to the public who visit the museum. ... Ten ensembles offered the experience of hearing everything from Eastern European Jewish folk music, viol consorts, lute songs and solos ( including Scottish music for 10-course lute) large scale renaissance festival music and song, recorder ensembles large and small, medieval harp and dance arrangements for mixed instruments. ... Explorations are afoot to repeat the event in one of Glasgow's museums.
It looks like a Klezmer band. If you look on the music stand, it reads "Beyond the Pale", which is the title of a cd issued by a klezmer band called "Brave Old World", in 1994 (Rounder CD1335). Maybe it's the same band... it used to be a very good band ! the Pale was an area of settlement in Western Russia created by Catherine the Great, where Jewish people where restricted to live. "beyond the Pale" is used as an expression meaning "ouside the norm", or "beyond the borders" (could apply to Scotland