ONLINE ARTICLES

These papers are either modifications of previously spoken, but unpublished papers, or else works which have not been published in any form. They have often only been slightly updated for inclusion here, and although they contain no information I believe to be incorrect they do not necessarily reflect my latest views, or take into account research by myself, or other authors which has been carried out in the meantime. Please feel free to email me which any comments or queries concerning any of the papers listed.

The papers are listed with the more recent ones at the top.

Reconstructing and Instrument after a portrait by Jan van Hemessen, Antwerp, about 1530, paper given at the Joint meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society and CIMCIM, Vermillion, June 2006

Some thoughts on gut strings, Written April, 2007. This has never been previously presented

Stringed Keyboard Instruments in England to 1630., paper given at the Symposium of Early English Keyboards, Aberdeen, April 2005

The Talbot Manuscript - better as it is than the book it never was?, paper given at a post-graduate seminar, Department of Music, University of Edinburgh, February 2005

The Palmer Orpharion ; a re-evaluation, paper given at the Joint meeting of the Galpin Society and the American Musical Instrument Society, London, August 2003.

Early English Virginals, paper given at the Joint meeting of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society, Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society and Western Early Keyboard Association, National Music Museum, Vermillion SD, May 2003.

Talbot, Mersenne and Praetorius : the uses - and abuses - of documentary sources, paper given at the Bowed String Instrument Symposium co-organised by the Viol da Gamba Society, EUCHMI and the Early Music Forum of Scotland, Edinburgh, June 2000.

English Virginal Design Concepts and Pitch Standards, paper originally given at the Galpin Society Symposium, Edinburgh, August 1997, this version has been taken from an expanded version given at a post-graduate seminar, Faculty of Music, University of Edinburgh, November 1997.

Tension-Free Instruments - The Guitar and Mandolin Designs of Orville Gibson, paper originally given at the Galpin Society Symposium, Edinburgh, August 1997.

Forward to the Past - the Reconstruction of Historical Keyboard Instruments (1500-1800), paper given at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, March 1996.

Design Concepts and Innovation in London Instrument Making, paper given at the Purcell Tercentenary Conference, Museum of London, November 1995.