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Handmade musical instrument artisans to gather at Marylhurst

by: SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Saeid Pirjamali, an exhibitor at last years event, explains Iranian tar instruments.

More than 80 artisans from across the Pacific Northwest will display all types of guitars, bowed and stringed instruments, mandolins, banjos, flutes and ancient instruments Saturday and Sunday at the 38th annual Northwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit at Marylhurst University.

In addition to newly made instruments shown by the artisans, the exhibit will include a select group of interesting older instruments called “The Venerables.”

Activities include special woodworking and instrument making demonstrations and a wide variety of musical performances.

The event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. both days in Clark Commons and Weigand Recital Hall on the Marylhurst University campus.

Admission is $3, children younger than 12 are admitted free of charge.

The event is co-sponsored by the university’s music department and Early Music Guild of Oregon. Learn more at nwmusicalinstrumentshow.org



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