Strings Galore will be the theme of On the Horizon on Sunday April 23 from 3 to 5pm. Tim Farley will be collaborating with Paul Novak for a show featuring string instruments from international music and from early music: oud, lute, & theorbo; Norwegian hardanger fiddle & viola d’amore; Swedish nyckelharpa & hurdy gurdy. Many will feature sympathetic strings and/or drone strings, while others will be bowed versions of plucked instruments (bowed tanbur, bowed psaltery). And more: viola da gamba, arpeggione…. Tim Farley was the host of a Strings show on WORT long ago which was next to Paul Novak’s blues show, Whole Lotta Blues. So this is a reunion/amalgam of sorts.
A future On the Horizon will feature music on the various devil’s instruments: violin, hurdy gurdy, pipes, accordeon. And a future collaboration will have Paul Novak on Casey Fox’s Guilty Pleasures with a show of rock instrumentals.