Early Guitars and Vihuela

A network for historic guitars and vihuelas

Rob MacKillop's Friends

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  • Bill Good
  • Paul Blanchet
  • Håkan Wasén
  • David Norton
  • Rasmus Erlemann
  • Siccas Guitars
  • Steve Player
  • Joe Harris
  • Herman Vandecauter
  • Paul Daukas
  • av8t0r
  • Daniel Vissi
  • Manuel de Jesus Ribeiro
  • Dr. Christopher Page

Rob MacKillop's Discussions

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jelma van Amersfoort Sep 8, 2013.

Medieval Latin Guitar by Morillo for sale
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob MacKillop Aug 22, 2013.

New Dutch Edition of 19thC Songs

Started Feb 7, 2013


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Rob MacKillop commented on Stephen Kenyon's video

Mr Isaac's Maggott; a Playford tune from Princess Anne's 'Lute' book.

"Well done, Stephen. Nice, for a change, to hear you play 5c instead of six singles; and a Batov to boot! I recorded some pieces from this manuscript, in amongst this small…"
Jun 7
Daniel Vissi and Rob MacKillop are now friends
May 26
Rob MacKillop commented on Rodrigo Mateus's video

Luys de Narváez - La Canción del Emperador (1538) - Vihuela

"I hoped some luthiers would respond, but none so far. I think it sounds good, Rodrigo. Well done."
May 17
Rob MacKillop replied to Jörg Hilbert's discussion Rasguado for baroque guitar
"I don't know of any. I wish someone would do one, interpreting the published instructions. I did a stupid one, while I was just fooling around one morning. You might get something out of it: http://youtu.be/gArlVOJW4ME but it is not something…"
May 15
Rob MacKillop commented on Stephen Pickett's video

"Romanesca" Mudarra 1546

"Well done, Stephen. I played this a few years ago, and wondered then why it wasn't played so often. It's a very interesting arrangement, and you play it well. Thanks for uploading it."
Apr 21
Rob MacKillop left a comment for Bill Good
"Hi Bill. Looking forward to your contributions here. "
Mar 25
Rob MacKillop and Bill Good are now friends
Mar 25
Rob MacKillop commented on Luthier Daniel GIL DE AVALLE's blog post Gil de Avalle’s Private Collection Pages
"I know the Pages 6c guitar in Edinburgh. I think it is perhaps playable, but we haven't tuned it up to full pitch. I'd love to get it working again. Maybe some day. But judging by this single instrument, I would agree with Sor."
Feb 17

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Guitar nut. Also 19th-century gut-strung banjo...


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At 9:43 on April 18, 2013, Ian Watchorn said…

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your note. I'm glad to hear the harp lute is getting some more playing, it was in bits when it came to me and I wasn't sure until it was all glued up if it would be a viable playing instrument - it certainly surprised us all when it was done. With Rosemary Hodgson's help we got a good stringing for it and it has been going strong ever since. Hope you're enjoying it.

At 17:32 on December 17, 2012, David Norton said…

Nice to be here, I had no idea this site existed until yesterday.  Looks like some familiar names around. 

At 21:34 on December 21, 2011, Dr. Christopher Page said…

Dear Rob,

I don't understand anything about electronic social networking. All I want to do is get in touch with you to discuss a few things. I'm at chp1000@cam.ac.uk if you would like to talk. 


At 22:09 on November 30, 2011, Herman Vandecauter said…

I only discoverd this place this evening, that's why!

At 11:22 on October 11, 2011, Natasha Miles said…
Hi Rob, guitar playing is going well thank you.  I've been asked to learn some French dances to accompany a historical dance class so that's keeping me nice and busy.  Hope all's well with you.
At 17:51 on October 3, 2011, Bill Samson said…
Yes - making one would be a nice way of knocking the rust off my instrument making skills.  Must see if I can get a set of dimensions.
At 17:16 on October 3, 2011, Bill Samson said…

Hi Rob.  I was quite inspired by Gordon's guitar playing on Saturday.  I'd always thought of the 4-course guitar as not much more than an instrument for providing chordal accompaniments - but apprently not!


At 10:03 on September 29, 2011, Paul Daukas said…

Hi Rob,

Thank you for inviting me to be your friend !!  I enjoy your Early Guitars and Vihuela very much !!



At 22:23 on April 7, 2011, Gabriel Schebor said…

Hello Rob, I read all comments for my Carcassi etude. Thank you very much for your support!



At 10:13 on March 24, 2011, Eamon Sweeney said…
All good here thank God. Muddling through our national financial meltdown!

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