The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #112094   Message #2370799
Posted By: GUEST,Howard Jones
20-Jun-08 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: The English Guitar/Cittern
Subject: RE: The English Guitar/Cittern
INSTRUMENTS OF (OR CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH) ENGLAND (from here)

We know where its from, WAV

I refer you to my previous answer. Yes, they're associated with English music, but so what? The only one which can claim to be an English invention (disregarding the Stylophone) is the English concertina, but there were other similar instruments being developed in Germany at the same time, and the free reed is from China.

Strangely, your list doesn't include the two instruments most associated with traditional English music over the last 100 years or so: the fiddle (Italian) and the melodeon (German/Austrian).