Mack Ramsey


Mack Ramsey has been a life-long specialist in the performance on early instruments of repertoires of the 15th to the 18th centuries. Playing sackbut, recorder and Renaissance flute, he has been especially fascinated with the role of court and cathedral wind bands of the 16th century and the skills and performance practices that help us interpret this music. He also performs on historical trombones ranging into the 19th century.  He is a member of  Dark Horse Consort and the Boston Shawm and Sackbut Ensemble and has often appeared with wind bands such as Piffaro Renaissance Band,, The Whole Noyse and Les Sonneurs de Montreal. At home in the Boston area he plays with ensembles such as Boston Baroque, Boston Early Music Festival Opera and Blue Heron Renaissance Choir. He frequently travels to perform in ensembles in other cities as well, including New York’s Green Mountain Project, Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, The Toronto Consort, Mercury Houston, Opera LaFayette, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and Clarion Society Orchestra.