2021 Virtual Exhibition | Carved Strings

Boston Early Music Festival

Alice Margerum has been handcrafting carefully researched reconstructions of medieval instruments for more than 20 years. Although best known for her early harps (wire-strung, gut-strung, and bray harps), she has made lyres, rebecs, citoles, vielles, lutes, frestels, and horns. Her work ranges from unadorned to elaborately carved. Alice has also provided custom carving and painting for noted British luthiers. Trained in the UK, Alice now lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Based on her PhD research, she revised the "citole" entry in the 2014 edition of The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. Alice also makes and sells medieval games.

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310 Mason Avenue
Hancock, MI 49930
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