After more than a century of neglect, the cello is returning to traditional music. How did it get lost? And how was it played back then?
Greetings to all Strings magazine readers who have arrived at this site after reading my article in the April 2002 issue. I hope to be expanding the cello page soon. At the same time as I was writing the article, I encountered a mass of additional material which I have not yet been able to organize, as I am currently modifying the entire site owing to the problems which are described on the home page. But I hope to get it up soon, as it is information not generally known to musicians that has been hiding out in old collections of literature. Probably I will divide the current page about traditional cello into one page per nationality. I have so much new information that this will be necessary.
I'm hoping also that some Strings readers will weigh in with additional suggestions for the page. I would like to learn more about the use of the cello in American country music, about which I know little.
So after you have read what's here now, please check back in a month or two and I will try to get much of the new material up.
Information on Crossing to Scotland by cellist Abby Newton, who has performed with Alasdair Fraser and Jean Redpath, among others.
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