An international exhibition of fine contemporary violin and bow making runs throughout the festival and displays instruments and bows from some of the leading makers in the field. The exhibition is comprised of both baroque and modern violin, viola, cello and double bass and baroque, transitional and modern bows for the quartet.
The makers will be present, some will be working at their benches and all will be available to meet and to discuss their work. All of the instruments and bows in the exhibition are available for trial and most are available for sale. An instrument and bow maintenance and repair service will also be available throughout the festival.
Violin Talks are held alongside the exhibition in The Old Cinema, Bantry. All talks are free.
John Cockburn’s passion for violin making arose from lifelong obsessions with acoustics, craftsmanship, and music of all genres. Following stints...Read More
Bertrand Galen learnt his craft at the French national school of violin making in Mirecourt, the Ecole Nationale de Lutherie,...Read More
David Munro makes violins and violas for professional orchestral musicians, chamber music players and soloists. His instruments have recorded chamber...Read More
Noel Burke began his bow making career in 1989 as apprentice to Charles Espey in Seattle Washington and later to...Read More
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