As musicians we all rely on the quality of our instruments. The jews-harp is no different and Bernard’s are special for me and others who have benefited from his talent. For the exploitation of musical subtlety his guimbardes not only have a purity of sound, but a bell-like quality that gives the player the confidence to concentrate upon the musicality. Sadly, Bernard died yesterday, a great loss to anyone who appreciated his understanding of what was needed to make beautiful sounding guimbardes. As a tribute to a great maker, here is a piece on instruments all by made Bernard, the accompaniment arranged by an Australian friend, Peter Smith.
- Bernard Lalanne-Cassou
- What’s in a name?
- A Means not an End
- ‘Sleeping Pedlar’ now available
- The Jews-Harp in Britain and Ireland is published
- Michael Wright becomes Editor of the Journal of the International Jew’s Harp Society
- Michael Wright features on Mercury Prize Nomination
- Tribute to John Wright (1939-2013)
- Tennessee TV Appearance