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Matthew Farley
Works at www.earlymusicinstruments.com
Lives in Kraków, Poland
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The viol's back.
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Was at Sam Ash yesterday in  Manhattan looking over violins.  At some point I'll pull the trigger--after the chromatic harmonica, couple of guitar pedals, the keyboard, the home studio I've been meaning to set up since forever, yadda yadda.
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Time for setup!
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Thinking about fiddling again.   I live in a seacoast area of the Eastern US sometimes called "The Irish Riviera".   Plenty of money to be made playing Irish tunes on the fiddle in summer.  I'd have to rehearse for two months to remember all my tunes and get my tone back, but still, it'ud be worth it...
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Poplar...POP, POP!
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whoa. gorgeous!
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Young gambista Rosa van Walbeek playing a couple of pieces for 7-string bass gamba on a custom-built instrument from 2012.
More at: www.rosavanwalbeek.nl
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I've never heard of the gamba. Looks very interesting, I'm going to have to look into it
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Just a little more refining will do it!
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Division bass viola da gamba after Henry Jaye--traveling to London next week!
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Amazing! 
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Bass viola da gamba nearly ready to set up!
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Beautiful.
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Music with one of my fiddles! 
For a daily dose of fiddle music have a listen (for free!) to: Branle Des Chevaux, Quen a Omagen, Corn Yairds, Loibere Risen, and Dame Ne Regardez Pas--and buy yourself a copy while you're at it 
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Six-string bass viol on the workbench currently.
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Luthier specializing in early music instruments: violas da gamba, fiddles, etc.
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I'm a luthier specializing in bowed instruments from the Middle Ages to the Baroque--fiddles, violas da gamba and more. www.earlymusicinstruments.com
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I'm a luthier specializing in bowed instruments from the Middle Ages to the Baroque--fiddles, violas da gamba, the violin family, as well as Polish folk instruments like the suka biłgorajska.

I was featured in the first issue of Tempus Musicum, (the first digital magazine for Early Music), and more recently in the newsletter of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain, 'The Viol.'

More info and photos from my workshop are available at my website: www.earlymusicinstruments.com
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Kraków, Poland
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Rome, Italy
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