Glasgow Viol Consort

Welcome to the homepage of the Glasgow Viol Consort. We are a society of viol enthusiasts who meet weekly to explore the vast range of music written for groups of viols while further developing our individual viol-playing abilities.


We have been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the leading professionals in the field and have received individual lessons and group coaching sessions from the likes of Alison Crum (The Rose Consort of Viols, teacher of the viol at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance), Bill Hunt (Fretwork), Alison McGillivray (Concerto Caledonia, teacher of the viol at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Ali Kinder (Chelys Consort of Viols).


The Glasgow Viol Consort recently established themselves as an unincorporated society to allow members to benefit from a wider range of funding sources and performance opportunities.


Please browse through the website to find out more about us and get in touch if you'd like to  support us or get involved.

Performing at the Burrell Collection, May 2016

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Upcoming Performances

Sunday 4th June 2017, 4pm

St. Bride's Church, Glasgow - entry by donation

(as part of the Glasgow West End Festival)

"The programme will feature instrumental works from the Renaisannce period performed by The Glasgow Viol Consort; Scotland's first amateur society of viol players. Clare Brady (mezzo-soprano) will also join the consort to perform pieces for voice and viols, including songs originally heard during Shakespeare's plays. Audience members are invited to participate in or observe a 'Try a Viol' session after the performance."



For more information, please visit the Glasgow West End Festival website.


Music from the time of Shakespeare