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).


In 2015 The Glasgow Viol Consort established themselves as an unincorporated society to allow members to benefit from a wider range of funding sources and performance opportunities.

This has increased our membership to 14 regular participants and we have recently started working with school-age pupils to encourage viol playing among the under 18's.


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

Performing at St. Bride's Church during the West End Festival, June 2017

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Upcoming Performances

Music from time of Shakespeare

Sun 4th June 2017. St. Bride's Church, Glasgow


"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."



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Recent Performances

Please visit our Facebook page and website regularly for more information on upcoming performances.