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The 7,000-mile conversation…

We left our home in the woods of upstate NY on September 6th, 2010 for a 7,000-mile concert tour – a road trip that took us to Oregon and back. Oddly enough, although we had taken a stack of CDs to listen to for inspiration and source material, we ended up listening to exactly one and one-half of them.  This blog is a series of thoughts and musings inspired by the conversations during the trip, about our approach to our music and the sometimes very satisfying, sometimes thought-provoking dilemma of presenting it to modern audiences.  We’re taking the time to do this because of our firm belief that music of the 16th century is not only relevant but essential in today’s world.

Our first post, a summary of the trip, will be followed by some of our sometimes surprising discoveries of what moves an audience, how ‘Early Music’ has evolved as a relevant medium for 21st-century audiences and why looking backwards prepares us for the future.  We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

all the best,
Ron & Donna
Mignarda lute song duo

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