Members compositions updated with Book of Songs by Joaquim Boguñà Chesa
Beginners' lesson - 23 - Caring for your hands, by Lynda Sayce.
The Lute Online Resources Portal is now live. Most websites mentioned in the last 15 years of Lute News now have links there, and some of the pages are reasonably complete. Others have only sample content - particularly the composers and sources pages - new material will be added to these each day. You are warmly invited to send in interesting links you think we have missed - let's build a Grand Universal Lute Portal!
Next meeting, London, Saturday 14th November with talks from Chris Page, on new evidence from the archives concerning lutes and guitars in England, 1550-1650, and Franco Pavan on the Milanese lutenists, and mini-recitals from Brian Wright with singers, and Massimo Marchese , the final recital of the afternoon being given by Franco Pavan, who will play music by Francesco da Milano; see meetings for timetable. Here are some photos of some of the performers (click for larger image):
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.
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
See our catalogue for details and to purchase online: