Welcome to  

The mission of Cascadia Viols is to encourage the appreciation, study, and performance of the Viola da Gamba and related music in Oregon and SW Washington.
We sponsor workshops, concerts, play days, and other events promoting all sizes of viols. Everyone is invited to join: amateurs, professionals, teachers, composers and people who enjoy listening to the large repertoire of the viol.


To the understanding Reader

I Doe not studie Eloquence of professe Musicke, although I doe love Sence, and affect Harmony: My Profession being, as my Education hath beene, Armes, the onely effeminate part of me, hath beene Musicke; which in mee hath been always Generous, because never Mercenarie.

— Tobias Hume, The First Part of Ayres, French, Pollish, and others together, some in Tabliture, and some in Pricke-Song (1605)