Issue 108 of Lute News is now out - see its colour front cover - and the ezine. See a gallery of previous front covers on the publications page, under Lute News back issues.
Beginners' lesson 18 - Hast Du Mich Genumen, Judenkünig part of our beginners lessons by Lynda Sayce.
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.
February 22 meeting at the Dutch church, London, Lute Symbolism day, with talks by Simon Rees, on the lute as emblem, Anthony Rooley on Orpheus, Judy Tarling on Constantijn Huygens' harmonic garden, mini-recital by James Bramely and Roseanna Skikun, and recital by Evelyn Tubb and Ziv Braha; a timetable will be published on the meetings page in due course.
April 4-6 Benslow Lutefest 2014, with David Miller, Jessica Gordon, Stewart McCoy,Jeni Melia, and Roy Marks; booking now open at www.benslowmusic.org
Some photos from lutefest 2013 at Benslow are now uploaded - see Photo Gallery Events
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.
For previous news items, see Old news