Making the Tudor Viol was a research project based at the University of Huddersfield. It was funded by a major Research Grant from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) from 2009-2014. Please follow the links in the column on the left for further information about the researchers ('Staff'), the project ('Projects'), and news etc.

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Latest news:

To our surprise and delight, the first print run of Early English Viols sold out in under two weeks, leaving a 'Currently out of stock' message on the publisher's website! We have been assured that copies will be available again very quickly and of course all orders will be fulfilled.

Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music  - the major output of the project - has just been published (16 November 2016). 
Publication: It is the newest addition to the Ashgate 'Music and Material Culture' series, published by Routledge.
Details: approximately 400 pages and 150 illustrations; size 252x178mm; weight 965g; ISBN 978-1-472-46854-3
Cost: The list price of the hardback book is £95. It is also available as a Kindle eBook; ISBN 978-1-315-57839-2

The EVI (English Viol Images)  DATABASE  is live - 100 images are now visible, and more are being added. 

Tudor Viol Project Contact Details

Tudor Viol Project

School of Music, Humanities and Media,
Music in the Creative Arts Building,
The University of Huddersfield,
HD1 3DH.

Michael Fleming


John Bryan




Making the Tudor Viol has no formal connection with, or influence over the content of, any other websites, but information about the world of the viol, and links to other sites of interest, may be found on the following websites:

Viola da Gamba Society

International society for all aspects of the viol (founded 1948 - the first specialist viol society): meetings, newsletter, on-line research journal, music publications, courses, viol hire etc.

Viola da Gamba Society of America

The largest of many country-based societies devoted to the viol

Galpin Society

The oldest international society for all types of organology (the study of musical instruments)

American Musical Instrument Society

USA-based international society for all types of organology