James Marriage

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Lutemaker (Luthier)
Location Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Introduction Most of my time is spent making instruments for students and professionals (www.jminstruments.com, the link is below) I have made a wide variety of instruments from the renaissance to the late baroque but one of my prefered instruments is the Chitarrone. I also try to encourage unheard music to be enjoyed by making new instruments affordable such as the Mandora/ Gallichon. When I'm not doing the above I will enjoy a nice micro brew beer or red wine in the garden admiring nature. Otherwise watching history or archeology programmes like Time Team.
Interests Lute making, Lute playing, Baroque guitar / Romantic guitar playing and making, Archeology and British history, Cultivating Carnivourous plants, Contemporary Furniture and Lighting Design, Architecture
Favorite Music Venetian instrumental such as Gabrieli, Legrenzi, Marini, Vivaldi, Kapsberger, Spanish, English, French, Italian Renaissance lute music, Baroque lute music from Gallot to Kohaut played on an original instrument like Jacob Lindberg's or Tony Bailes' Wenger, Baroque and Regency guitar music, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Country music such from Alison Krauss to the Dixie Chics, Paloma Faith Easy Listening from Tony Bennet to the Carpenters, Pop from ABBA to Madonna, Rock from Mud to Sheryl Crow.
Favorite Books The Chitarrone and its repetoire in the 17th century by Mason, and many tablature books!

You have a red jar of cedar chips. Why do moths miss the forest?

Moths hate Cedar wood and its arroma