Apr 21, 2017
I find it intriguing that I know the names of lots famous male
composers through the centuries: Turlough O'Carolan, Mozart, Bach.
But I can't name even one woman. So I got really excited to talk
with Apryl Knight at Sherwood Forest Faire a few weeks back. She
had me captivated by her knowledge of women in music through
But first, I have a big change to share. I started this month
with the goal to raise $1200 on Patreon for my next album. Sadly,
I've only raised about $100 in the past 18 days. There are lots of
reasons for that. But one of the biggest is that I think
crowdfunding will work much better on Kickstarter.
And so I'm pleased to announce a new Kickstarter for my
Firefly album. Go to marcgunn.com/kickstarter to find out more
about it, pledge your support, and get some great rewards.
I have one more Facebook Live scheduled for next Tuesday at 11
am Central. That's all of the live internet shows planned. If you
want free internet shows, join me on Patreon. YouTube just started
offering free live streaming. So I'm gonna give that a shot next
Apryl Knight has been playing music since she was 3 years old.
She plays the bowed psaltery and the hurdy gurdy at Renaissance
festivals SCA events around the country. She does it solo as well
as with her band Tulstin Troubadours.
She started telling me about women in music in history. I
decided to sit down and find out more through an interview. She
shared some of her favorite medieval women in music, plus thoughts
on traveling as a solo female on the road. And her favorite app
while traveling as a vegan too.
Right now, she's making a Thing a Week on YouTube. You can
also support her on Patreon.
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