Writings by James McKean
A selection of writings by McKean, including essays, articles, and a memoir.
The Varnish (Strings Magazine - Mar. 2017)
"A Glow From Within" - Violin varnish is a thing of beauty, but not of protective strength. Full article PDF here.
The Purfling (Strings Magazine, Sept. 2017)
"Ancient Art in a Crumbling City" - The importance and sophistication of purfling - and the dangers of making it in the bathtub of a New York apartment. Full article PDF here.