Topic: where do *you* do early music?
OK, another question to help us get acquainted:
Where do you do early music? And is it exclusively with double reeds, or do you perform in other ways as well (recorder, strings, singing)?
I play shawms and dulcian at the Texas Toot workshops (see www.toot.org), but there are few opportunities during the rest of the year to play with others. I have played dulcian as the bass of a recorder group in a couple of different concerts, and it worked pretty well -- with a super-quiet reed that I hold in reserve as my "recorder reed"!
I also sing (mostly) and sometimes play recorders with the Texas Early Music Project. I did get to play shawm in their production of "The Play of Daniel" for the last 2 years; it was pretty funny that I was dressed as a court lady (singing), and then I'd slip into the group of quite differently-dressed court musicians and blast away on shawm!
And I also play recorders a lot; I'm a member of the Wireless Consort up in Dallas/Ft Worth, and active in the Austin chapter of ARS (American Recorder Society).
How about you? Cheers, Susan