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

April 22, EXTRA MEETING!, at the Dutch Church, joint study day with the Early Dance Circle on dancing to the lute in the 15th century, Bill Tuck, on the instrumentation of 15th Century Dance, David van Edwards on iconography of 15th century lute, Hazel Dennison, on dancing to Domenico’s instruments, have-a-go audience participation dance session, and dance display from Renaissance Footnotes with music from Matthew Spring, Jon Banks.

Future meetings in 2017

March 23-26, Benslow Lutefest (three-day event, Friday is optional) with Jadran Duncumb, Lynda Sayce, Stewart McCoy, Jeni Melia and Roy Marks.

May 6 at the Dutch Church, AGM, music of the Wurstisen lute book, illustrated talk by Yavor Genov, talk on continuo and computational musicology by Ryaan Ahmed, and mini-recital, talk on a Sellas guitar with original soundboard demonstrated by owner Bernhard Hofstoetter and restorer Alexander Batov, recital and talk by Sam Brown and Nathaniel Mander of lute and harpsichord duets.

Thursday 15-Sunday 18 June, European Lute Orchestra at Fuessen, at German Lute Society international meeting.

September 9, Original Instruments day, late lutes and early guitars: Taro Takeuchi plays an original Tielke lute and talks on old lutes converted to ‘modern’ lutes in Regency England, Peter Lay plays and discusses some of his collection of historic guitars. Young artist’s showcase tbc, Matt Wadsworth mini-recital: a new theorbo composition by Steve Goss.

Pictures from recent meetings

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