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Decorated Bass Viol with single purfling, string length 66cms; made by Peter Gresswell, luthier, Charlton Kings Gloucestershire in 1980.

£1,100. Can be viewed via Jenny Tribe ( in Cheltenham.

Note from Jenny: it has neither case nor bow, thus the low price. It seems a good resonant instrument though needs new G and D strings to show it at its best. Peter is a well respected maker of violins and ‘cellos locally and is one of two viols he made. A really promising instrument.

My husband, luthier Colin Wills, died earlier this year. There is one remaining Baroque violin available for sale.

You can see this instrument in detail on Colin’s website:

If you are interested in purchasing this instrument please contact me directly – rather than through the website.

Gabriella Falk – – 01643 851266

Amateur ‘cellist (modern instrument, gut strings) seeks baroque band in Bradford-on-Avon region for fun and maybe informal gigs.

I would like to link up with other experienced Early Music musicians in the South Somerset or Dorset area, not necessarily for concerts but for the enjoyment of playing with others. I am a professional pianist and teacher. I have a portable piano with a “Harpsichord”!

Caroline Wallis-Newport – – 07780 596074

Professional percussionist with over 30 years experience as a working musician is looking to collaborate with interesting early music projects.  I specialise in Middle Eastern percussion instruments such as various frame drums/goblet drums, amongst many others.

I’m thinking along the lines of groups such as Laberintos Ingeniosos, but am open to any creative projects that require interesting/unusual percussion.  Please contact Dean at