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The Eidola Trio is a company of friends playing period instruments. This Blog concerns our Spring 2016 residency at the LexIcon, which is the splendid public library building in DunLaoghaire, South County Dublin. We are:- Anita Vedres (baroque violin), Malachy Robinson (viola da gamba) and Eamon Sweeney (baroque guitars and lute).

Admitting that even painstakingly accurate historical recreation cannot bring us back in time, we will seek to bring period performance to the contemporary audience in a different way: what if a seventeenth-century trio were parachuted into the 21st-century? How would they react to our current musical environment? Given the predilection for improvisation and spontaneity in that era, they would be unlikely to stay strictly within their familiar modes. So we will employ the textures and sonorities of our historical instruments in repertoire ranging from the very ancient to the brand new.

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