An Announcement

April 5 2022

Image of An Announcement

Picture: Olympia Auctions

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Some sad news to report. This will be my last week posting on AHN. Alas, a new and exciting adventure is calling me away. I'll explain more about what that is exactly in my final post (at some point at the end of the week).

It has been the greatest joy and pleasure to co-edit this blog. Thank you to all of you who have been in touch with stories, suggestions and comments. They do make the blog what it is. I'm eternally grateful to Bendor too, who really does deserve all the thanks for keeping this whole project going.

As ever, please do feel free to send across any stories or exhibitions that might be of interest for the site, before I sign off!


As another aside, the image here is featured in an upcoming picture sale held by Olympia Auctions in West London. This auction contains one of the most interesting collections of paintings featuring musicians I've ever seen. In this picture we see a rather serious gentleman playing a so-called Apollo Lyre. This curious looking thing is similar to a Harp-Lute, a type of instrument that became rather popular in the Regency period. Here's a recording of one of those, in case you might be interested to hear more.

Update - I'm very touched by those of you who have sent kind messages, apologies that time hasn't yet allowed me to reply to them in full. I'll be working on posting as much as I can before Monday.

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