The player of Strange and Ancient Instruments has died

Clare Salaman, founder of the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments, died today.

Clare, who read music at Oxford, played (be her own count) baroque violin, nyckelharpa, hurdy gurdy, Hardanger fiddle, medieval vielle, rebec, viola d’amore, trumpet marine and accordion.

She played in most of the UK’s period instrument orchestras and taught at the Royal College of Music. She led an emsemble for Jonathan Miller in a televised Bach Passion.

Her death was made public on her social-media site.

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