The Lute Society, now nearly 60 years old, exists to promote the lute and its music. Members get a new member's pack of 100 pages of lute music, a quarterly magazine, Lute News, with music supplement, an annual journal, The Lute, discounts on our growing range of publications and other benefits. Even if you can't make it to our meetings, playing days, and residential weekends in Britain, joining is an excellent way of building up your music library, and keeping in touch with other lute players, and with news in the lute world.
Next meeting: Come, see and hear Mace's lute dyphone - push-me-pull-you double-ended lute, the wonder of the age! - see meetings for details.
Now available! Anthony Rooley and Evelyn Tubb's CD 'Orphan Wailings'; a major contribution to the contemporary lute song repertoire, on sale on our catalogue page - also some other excellent recordings, as advertised in Lute News.
Beginners' lesson - 20 - Das Unse Grete - piece number 62 from The Lute Society's '114 Early to Intermediate Pieces, by Lynda Sayce.
Summer school listings have now been updated - no fewer than 65 residential courses with lute tutors all over Europe and beyond, from May to November. Choose your lute holiday, or let us know of any we've missed! summer school listings
A catalogue of our collection of vinyl records is now uploaded. Some items can be lent to members on request.
The Lute Society Microfilm Collection currently has 424 reels of film containing 337 unique items of music or musical theory. This has now been re-catalogued for the benefit of scholars and researchers. See microfilm catalogue for details, - now updated with following a recent generous donation of microfilms by Peter Trent.
A new addition to our members' compositions collection - a set of 3 lute songs for soprano and renaissance lute by David Braid.
Looking for a lute player, accompanist, duet partner, or beginner's 'buddy'? We can help you find a lute player in your area, or for your special event (wedding, banquet, advert etc). We are also starting up a lute buddying scheme to put new players in touch with lute buddies in their area.