Minstrels’ harp music found etched in Scottish castle
Published on August 28th, 2009 | by Admin3
Mr Donaldson found a sequence of ‘0’s, ‘I’s and ‘II’s carved round the edge of head number 20, which bears the image of a woman’s face. He contacted Barnaby Brown, a lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, who specialises in early Scottish music.
Mr Brown recognised the similarity of the sequence to rare Welsh notations, which were previously thought to be the earliest markings of their kind in Britain