Erin Headley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Erin Headley is an American lirone player, teacher, and director of several early music groups.[1] She teaches at the University of Southampton in England.[2]

With lutenist Stephen Stubbs and Andrew Lawrence-King she was part of the ensemble Tragicomedia, then founded the ensemble Tirami Su.[3] She has also performed regularly with flautist Nancy Hadden's ensemble Circa 1500. In 2007 she founded the ensemble Atalante, named after Atalante Migliorotti, a musician and lutenist who was commissioned by Isabella d'Este to make the first lirone in 1505.

Selected discography[edit]

with Les Arts Florissants

with other ensembles


  1. ^ The Independent Album: Atalante, Erin Headley, Lamentarium (Destino Classics/Nimbus Alliance) 12 2011 "Erin Headley is the leading performer - probably the sole performer, in fact - on the lirone, a 17th-century precursor of the cello with between 9 and 14 strings, whose sound was said to move the emotions uncontrollably."
  2. ^ "Erin Headley". Archived from the original on 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  3. ^ VdGSA news: Volumes 38-39 Viola da Gamba Society of America - 2001 "In November, Erin Headley and her group Tirami Su wowed audiences here with their gypsy-influenced playing."
  4. ^ Irish Times