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Father Ted - Complete Box Set [DVD]
Father Ted - Complete Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dermot Morgan
Price: £14.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous programmes but of the 5 discs only 2 would ..., 3 Dec. 2016
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Fabulous programmes but of the 5 discs only 2 would play. I have ordered a more expensive version of the complete series. Since there are other reviews with the same complaint, there is a clearly a problem with this version of the box set.


The early medieval harp: a practical guide
The early medieval harp: a practical guide
by Ron Cook
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, succinct, informative, 11 Feb. 2016
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Ron Cook has the rare of skill of distilling ideas in a few paragraphs that lesser writers convey less clearly and using more space. Parts of the information in the book were already known to me, but I've never seen them expressed so succinctly. The parts that are new to me are written with skill and precision, such that their practical application becomes immediately apparent. I cannot recommend this book highly enough for players of medieval harp who are interested in playing to historically-evidenced principles.


Clip-on Chromatic Tuner for Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin & Banjo - Includes Battery & Instructions [Price Includes FREE DELIVERY]
Clip-on Chromatic Tuner for Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin & Banjo - Includes Battery & Instructions [Price Includes FREE DELIVERY]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 11 Feb. 2016
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This is a far better tuner than many more expensive ones I've bought. I play early instruments and this is sensitive enough to work on instruments that other clip-on tuners I've tried do not: medieval harp, lute, cittern, mandore, etc. Easy to read with its turnable head, accurate, and useful for tuning in noisy environments, or when other members of the group are tuning, too. Recommended.


Musica
Musica
Price: £23.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 31 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: Musica (Audio CD)
Excellent playing and interpretations. The Ap Huw manuscript specifically calls for bray harp played with nails, which is clearly how Bill Taylor plays - I don't know how he'd perform such exquisite triplet mordents without. While I love the sound of the bray harp, a whole collection performed on it may be too much for some listeners not used to its sound, so Bill Taylor interperses the bray pieces with non-bray pieces for a difference of tone colour, all played with just the skill and musicality one would expect of him. Highly recommended.


Gund Philbin Cream Teddy Bear (Medium)
Gund Philbin Cream Teddy Bear (Medium)
Price: £13.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable, 31 Oct. 2015
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Just adorable. A big hit.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book - buy it from the publisher!, 21 Jun. 2015
This is an excellent book, probably only of interest to the early musician or early music scholar. But why is it for sale for this inflated rip-off price when you can buy it directly from the publisher, The Lute Society, for £10? Search for John Ward on this page http://www.lutesociety.org/pages/journal


Sprightly and cheerful musick: Notes on the cittern, gittern & guitar in 16th- & 17th-century England (Lute society journal)
Sprightly and cheerful musick: Notes on the cittern, gittern & guitar in 16th- & 17th-century England (Lute society journal)
by John M Ward
Edition: Unknown Binding

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book - buy it from the publisher!, 21 Jun. 2015
This is an excellent book, probably only of interest to the early musician or early music scholar. But why is it for sale for this inflated rip-off price when you can buy it directly from the publisher, The Lute Society, for £10? Search for John Ward on this page http://www.lutesociety.org/pages/journal


Sony HDR-CX330EB Camcorder-1080 pixels
Sony HDR-CX330EB Camcorder-1080 pixels

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I'm not going to buy a new computer to make a camcorder work, 23 May 2015
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Beware - it was only clear to me that this camcorder is unusable for me once I had powered it, bought a mini memory card, filmed and then tried to upload the film to my computer. The software for this camcorder requires Windows Vista OS or later otherwise your computer will keep telling you your formatted memory card is unformatted. I'm not going to buy a new computer to make a camcorder work, so I'm sending it back.
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Single: The Art of Being Satisfied, Fulfilled and Independent
Single: The Art of Being Satisfied, Fulfilled and Independent
by Judy Ford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simple: The Art of Being a Pointless Waste of Time, 24 Aug. 2014
Awful. This book is full of bland aphorisms which are questionable at the very least, some of which don't even make sense. When I read the author's suggestion that single people sleep around 'to make sure their equipment still works', I knew I was dealing with someone who is intellectually challenged (whose 'equipment' has ever stopped working through lack of use?) and whose moral compass is, in my view, in need of a serious overhaul. The view begs so many questions but its validity is just taken as read.

I could cite other examples about this poor offering - this is just the one that struck me the most.

It is also worth noting that this book is written specifically with women in mind so, chaps, you need to look elsewhere. Women should, too, unless they actively enjoy wasting time and money.


Holburns Passion - Music for lute, cittern and bandora
Holburns Passion - Music for lute, cittern and bandora
Offered by FastMedia "Ships From USA"
Price: £44.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb. Why hasn't someone done this for Holborne before (or since)?, 23 April 2014
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Antony Holborne's music has a very distinctive quality which makes him stand out from other renaissance composers. There are plenty of albums of Holborne's consort music but this is the only recording dedicated solely to his solo lute, bandora and cittern pieces. And what a beautiful job Heringman makes of it. I've had this album for some years now and it is one of the few I return to with great regularity. He gets the complex moving parts just right within the lute solos (Holborne's tour de force), but what makes this collection stand out is the inclusion of the cittern music and especially the bandora solos, the latter being among the very few recordings of solo bandora. The harshness of the cittern may be a little grating to modern ears (as it was to mine, at first, until I grew to love it and indeed play it); but the bandora solos are so achingly beautiful they'd make a statue swoon. All we need now is a set, as has been done for Dowland, of Holborne's complete works on all instruments.


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