This is a collection of video clips created by Dr. Jeffrey P. Charest. Jeff earned his doctorate in Ethnomusicology (the study of folk instruments, part of the Department of Anthropology) From Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom in July 2020. He has acquired a large number of antique and esoteric stringed folk instruments, all of which he is able to play. As a sideline, Jeff also restores folk instruments and has pioneered several innovative restoration techniques.
This page showcases the best of Jeff’s videos playing various instruments he has owned. Some videos were originally published under Jeff’s stage name of Kat Karsec. For more of his videos, please visit Jeff’s YouTube page.
The header image above is of Jeffrey Charest playing an Albanian Cifteli at the Unearthed Festival in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, in 2018.
Musical Instrument Restoration
Jeff is currently a wandering minstrel and researcher living in the United Kingdom. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read Jeff’s short stories and prose, please visit his archives page.