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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: beginners, accomplished amateurs, professionals, teachers, composers and people who enjoy listening to the large repertoire of the viol.

A Rule for Stopping.

Which is; that when you set any Finger down, you are to let it rest there, (Playing the following Notes with other Fingers) until some occasion require the removing it.

— Christopher Simpson, The Division-Violist or and Introduction to the Playing upon a Ground (1659)