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There'll be viols in that village too

Posted at 2:45 PM on July 24, 2006 by Don Lee

What John didn't say in his post about the Vintage Band Festival is that there's another gathering of old instrument enthusiasts going on in Northfield this week: the 44th Viola da Gamba Conclave.

In my dreams I hear the ophicleides and saxhorns heading toward the center of town from the east and gambas and braccios marching, Woody Allen-like, down St. Olaf Ave. from the west, converging in Bridge Square for an Ivesian, historically informed jam session.