The p-Lur project – Part 4: it’s all coming to a head

The distinctive feature of the Scandinavian Lur is undoubtedly it's dimpled head. This is the bit that makes it recognisable as a symbol of ancient Denmark, and likens its appearance to something in the B&Q bathroom catalogue (where is the temperature control on this thing?). I learned recently that these instruments are also known as a 'gjallarhorn', or … Continue reading The p-Lur project – Part 4: it’s all coming to a head

The p-Lur project – part 1

This is my first post on what will be an insight into my latest project; the p-Lur. Since demand for Lurs is probably not that great, this is more of an experiment for personal satisfaction than any kind of commercial venture. However, I am currently writing a Viking-inspired piece for my group æðelfrìth which I hope … Continue reading The p-Lur project – part 1