by Charlie ~ October 11th, 2012
The Robin Hood series concludes with the story of how King Richard met Robin Hood, adapted from the ballad “The Gest of Robin Hood” written around 1450. This is a different version of the story than you might know. We also played the story of Sadko, a talented gusli musician whose playing pleased Tsar Morskoi, kind of Russian Poseidon. What is a gusli? It is a Russian plucked-string folk instrument similar to a lyre. It can come in several different shapes, and have varying numbers of strings.