4/4 Size Palatino VN-350 Campus Violin Outfit - $175.00 with Padded Case and Bow

This Violin Outfit delivers good tone through a hand-carved solid spruce top and solid maple back, sides, and neck. Features a fine tuner tailpiece, ebonized fittings, and inlaid purfling. Full size violin. The Palatino violin kit comes with Mongolian horsehair bow, rosin, and featherweight suspension case.

This instrument has been professionally set up ($65 value) with a new set of violin strings ($25 a set) and a new bridge ($18).  TOTAL Value-Added Service: $108

You can buy one on Amazon.com for $149.00 with free shipping, but you'll have to have a luthier set it up for you, and it will arrive with cheap Chinese strings and a mediocre bridge.  I've done all that for you for a fraction of the cost.



Palatino VN-350 Violin Outfit







4/4 Size Hand Carved Violin Outfit by H. Luger - $239.00 with Padded Case and Bow

H. Luger instruments are a cut above an economy instrument, but still offered at an economical price! Each instrument is fully hand-carved and graduated to exact specs for consistency and great tone. Fully carved solid spruce top, nicely figured solid maple back, sides and neck, and premium ebony fittings.

Includes an H. Luger brazilwood horsehair bow and suspension lightweight case!

To purchase, send $239.00 plus $25 for shipping and handling to http://paypal.me/sweetmusic

H. Luger CV301 Violin




Hire Celticado for St Patrick's Day Events

Celticado: Jim Bunting,
Adam Sweet
From Danny Boy to Dicey Riley, Butterfly to Blarney Pilgrim, Celticado's renderings of traditional Irish songs, ballads and dance sets will send you back in time and set your toes tapping!  Formed in 2004 by fiddler Adam Sweet and Guitarist James Bunting, the duo has played for audiences from Cairo to California and everything in between.  A typical set is a combination of original songs such as "Doolin To Dublin", "Lark O'Blarney", and "Paddy's Welcome" to crowd pleasers such as "Cockles and Mussels", "Irish Rover" and our personal favorite "Brennan on The Moor".  The band's traditional Irish ceilidh sets of jigs, slip jigs, slides, reels, hornpipes, polkas and more, will keep you dancing the night away.

My Take On Hampshire College's Financial Problems

I attended Hampshire from the fall of 1980 and graduated in January 1985 with a BA.  I studied mainly music, ethnomusicology, theory and composition.  My 6 exams were music-related, my final "Div III" was on the subject of Music Therapy. 

I appreciate Jon Krakauer's take on the situation at Hampshire.  (NYT Opinion 1/31/19)

I feel that the current president's position is short-sighted.  There is money to be found not only in alumni and matriculating students but in state and Federal grants that I feel have not been considered.  She's only been at this a few months and she has no experience in development.  She's made knee-jerk decisions without discussing it with the Hampshire Community.  Oh, there has been a flurry of such attempts these last few days, but these conversations and meetings should have started when President Lash was still at Hampshire.  How unfortunate. 

I have mixed feelings.  My time at Hampshire was interesting and I was allowed to pursue the topics that interested me most, that led to a career in music that, while not generating much in the way of income, allowed me to travel the world playing and exploring music, and most importantly, to offer a creative music studio for students of all backgrounds.  I'm confident I wouldn't know how to put that together without my experience at Hampshire doing just that.  It would be a shame for future creative students like myself to miss out on this opportunity.

Adam Sweet 80F

4/4 Size Palatino VN-350 Campus Violin Outfit - $175.00 with Padded Case and Bow

This Violin Outfit delivers good tone through a hand-carved solid spruce top and solid maple back, sides, and neck. Features a fine tuner t...