EVENTS- Instruments for sale / hire - links to EM groups

FOR HIRE -See below for Harpsichord & Bass viol for HIRE, and links to other early music groups at the bottom of the page.


EMSV SOIREE - for EMSV members and friends.

Register and pay by Wednesday12th May, by email to,

The Early Music Society of Victoria's annual Soirée will be held at the Auburn Hotel (formerly the Geebung Polo Club), 85 Auburn Rd, East Hawthorn, on Sunday 16th May, from 2.30pm -5 pm.

Cost will be $15 per head, which includes snacks but not drinks.

Please pay by direct debit to The Early Music Society of Victoria Inc

                                               BSB No 063-001     CBA Account no 00908428


Members wishing to perform should advise Lyn Hawkins of what they intend to perform, and its duration.  Performances are to be limited to 12 groups, each a maximum of 5 minutes duration.  First in, best dressed. 

Numbers are limited to 40 by Covid restrictions.


Sunday July 4th, 2.30pm to 5.  regular EMSV meeting at St Paul's Anglican Church, 2 Margaret St, Canterbury.


INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE    (4 viols; Hurdy Gurdy; Treble recorder; harpsichord)

Moeck recorders: 2 descants; 3 trebles (1 at A415); 2 tenors and 1 bass.

Enq Lyn Brereton 9842 1644 or 0499 889 106.


Hurdy Gurdy and Psaltery

Fred Kingshott (Qld) Medieval Hurdy Gurdy ($1900) and Psaltery ($750) – both ONO. Both with carrying cases. Mark Hill 03 9699 8417

6 string Bass viol, hard case and bow. $5,500.

6-string bass viol by the Czech string instrument maker, Ceske, originally bought from The Early Music Shop in the UK 20 years ago. It has been fitted with "geared pegs" which makes tuning a dream.

 Enquiries: Andrew Parkin - / 0415 686 734 


FOR SALE: 3 Muthesius viols (treble, tenor and bass) for sale

German Ingo Muthesius. Bass, Tenor and Treble. Can sell together or separately. $20,000au for the set of three.

Please contact Sue Kelly for further details and photos.

FOR SALE: A full concert size double manual Hugh Craig harpsichord Hugh made for the Sydney Opera house circa 1975. It is 9’3” long and 45” wide and 3’ 1.5” high.

My husband started this project, but life got in the way. All Hugh’s parts are in a sealed box, unopened, as they came, list as follows: 310 HCH Harpsichord jacks-plastic, 6 packs of Delrin plectrum strips, 1 pack leather plectrum strips, Lock key, 3 metres Spring wire, Jack damper felt strips (enough for 310 jacks), Damper insertion tool, 5 tongues, 10 pivot pins, 1 extra length of spring wire, 3 complete jacks

The instrument has a cabinet made from Queensland walnut, with rosewood keyboard keys and ivory sharps. It requires finishing to be playable. Please see photos attached.  Cost: Instrument- $1,500 (negotiable). Parts: $1,708 (direct exchange rate)  Or  $3,000 for the whole package. 

Kristine Mellens 0407 392918