Hello from Edinburgh. My name is Rob MacKillop. I played the lute professionally and semi-professionally for twenty years. Recently, aged 59, I took up the bass viol, or bass viola da gamba.

This blog was created to enthuse about all the great things that are going on in the gamba world (players, luthiers, publishers, etc) and also present my thoughts about learning the viol from the perspective of an already experienced musician. Maybe there will be something here to help you in your own studies…

Rob MacKillop
June 2019