Les Strompettes
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WORLD PREMIER
(Translation: OMG - we have a gig!!)

Saturday, February 10, 2018
Seabold Hall, 14450 Komedal Rd NE, Bainbridge Island WA 98110
We'll be playing the "featured" spot at the monthly Seabold Second Saturday Coffeehouse.


The trompette is the buzzy string on the hurdy-gurdy. It's the most fun, most annoying, most compelling and most complex part of the instrument. We like it a lot!

Lira Korbowa and Tiesse di Dj'va play hurdy-gurdies and a stack of other instruments, and have way too much fun. Our not-so-secret alter egos, Felicia Dale & Tania Opland, spend our lives on the road with our respective husbands and music partners (William Pint and Mike Freeman). Sometimes we let the guys play with us. We call them "The Drones."

Here's a link to a very short VIDEO. We'll add more later, so please come back.


We've scoured the web for advance publicity for our first show. This is the only review we could find:

"Also the same yere in hervest tyme weren too baudes sett on the pillory, and iij strompettes were led to Neugate, and there were put on there hedes ray hodees, and with roddes of a cubitt of lengthe in there handes, and so they were leed be the schirreves officers to the pillory in Cornhull, and there was there charge reed, how they schulde be put out of the franchise of London citee, and no more comyn withinne the walles of the citee, but they comen in with there raye hodees on there hedes upon certeyn peyne."

[We think this means we're not allowed to play in London unless we wear red hoodies.]

- From Project Gutenberg's A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483, by Anonymous (sic). This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net