The Lute Society: Meetings


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Lute society meetings are free for all to attend, although there is usually a charge if you wish to attend the recital at the end of the meeting.

Agendas from previous meetings are available.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are generally held at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).

Next meeting

WINTER MEETING Saturday 30th January: Original instruments day

At the Dutch Church 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).

Come and hear no fewer than seven original plucked string instruments, played by some of today's leading players. Several of these instruments are on special loan from museums so this is a unique opportunity. And we look forward to recitals by talented younger players, Yavor Genov and Jadran Duncumb.

10.30 Coffee
11.00 The Ledbury Lute: a very rare museum example of a Regency period ‘Modern Lute’ plus an original Apollo lyre and a Light harp-lute; a talk by Chris Egerton, with demonstrations by Taro Takeuchi
12.00 Mini-recital music of Dowland, Kapsberger and others, by Yavor Genov
12.45 Lunch
2.15 An original instrument project, a talk with mini-recital on original 18th century guitars (Baroque and English) from a museum in Japan, by Taro Takeuchi
3.15 Who was Behind the Making of the First Spanish Guitars in London? a talk by James Westbrook of The Guitar Museum; with a chance to see an early extant example belonging to Taro Takeuchi.
4.00 Tea, wine and home-made cake
4.30 The Lute Society Recital, Jadran Duncumb (winner of the 2015 Maurizio Pratola competition) performs baroque lute music by Gallot, Mouton and Weiss

If you are booking an advance train ticket, our recitals usually end around 5.45 pm, and always by 6.00 pm, when we vacate the hall.

Future meetings in 2016

May 7th, at the Dutch Church
September 10th, 60th birthday event at the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury
November 19th, at the Dutch Church

Pictures from recent meetings

See Pictures from meetings

Selected recordings from meetings

See Recordings from meetings