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Traditional instruments such as the clarsach harp, hammer dulcimer and bowed psaltery are beautifully crafted from Yew, Ash, Beech, Plane, Cherry, Walnut and Maple trees and the musicians play traditional Irish, English and Continental music from the 1600’s onwards.
To gain a flavour of the music that MWM have to offer take a look at their short film on the video page taken at National Trust Clandon House.
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Attraction of Opposites: Exhibition at Leith Hill Place, National Trust
31 July - 6 September 2015
Mervyn Mewis will exhibit his exquisite handmade pieces of furniture, musical instruments and other items from 31 July to 6 September, in the Drawing room at Leith Hill Place. Please note that this room is on the first floor, accessible only by the staircase.
Mervyn works on a handmade piece.
Showcasing Mervyn's work, this exhibition demonstrates his keen interest in woodlands, trees and music and his passion for woodwork using a range of timber from the Surrey Hills landscape. Mervyn creates a wide range of bespoke furniture and traditional musical instruments using the natural shape and form of wood such as ash, oak and yew.
Accompanied by his partner, Kathryn Young, Mervyn plays traditional music on the instruments he has created, some of which were featured on BBC Countryfile in October 2014. Mervyn will play his hammer dulcimer, alongside Kathryn on the celtic harp she made, on the following days during the exhibition:
• 16 and 23 August 2015
• between 2pm and 4pm