Thanks, +Stary Olsa
Now I want a Tromba Marina. Like...something fierce. It's the droning bass sound 12 seconds in and you get a really good look at a minute in. Look at that! The bow is, almost literally, a bow
(And...try searching for examples of a tromba marina being played without getting inundated with water spouts.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAAl7v7PsVs
(Not to mention the cost
... Wow. Still, I do want one. 1 or 2 strings? It's my ideal...)
Back to Stary Olsa.
They have 11
albums, have created a documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSiSq1MsMvE
- and in general try to reconstruct the musical traditions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania of the 13th through 18th centuries. I know I'm always envious of their garb whenever I watch their videos (when I really should
be paying more attention to their music).
...watch that documentary. Seriously. If you have an hour, it's a great dive. While I appreciate their covers of modern songs, I really
appreciate how much time and attention to history has gone into their music and presentation as a whole.
Stary Olsa will be doing a US tour later this year and, I'm honored to say, they'll be here in Media, PA (well...Wallingford, technically, but practically the same thing) on September 28th :)