The Lute Society: Playing Days


Playing days

Playing days are an excellent opportunity to enjoy the repetoire of ensemble music for the lute. We usually have a coordinator who brings music. Beginners are particularly welcome.

You need to bring a music stand and as many lutes and other early plucked instruments as you can (bass or other unusual sized lutes especially).

There is usually a modest attendance charge.


You are warmly invited to the playing day that Stewart McCoy and I are running on Saturday 12th June at my house. We guess that there should be 10 to 15 players and as before, Stewart will tailor the music to suit our abilities. Beginners are particularly welcome and special arrangements will be made for them, so do encourage any you know to make the trip. The day will start at 10.30ish but please do try to arrive before 11 so Stewart can organise the ensembles, it's difficult for him if we arrive later and one-by-one. Formal playing will continue till 6.30, informal playing and singing will go on as late as we wish.

Please bring: as many lutes and other early plucked instruments as you can (bass or other unusual-sized lutes especially), a music stand, food and drink contributions to a buffet lunch and supper if you wish to stay on in the evening. The cost will be 12. The venue is my house: 18 Meynell Crescent, Hackney, London E9 7AS (tel: 020 8985 7422) If you need directions just ask and I'll send/give them. Directions to my house can be found at: Please reply to if you'd like to come as it helps to plan if we know numbers likely to attend. Please don't reply just to tell me you're NOT coming as this clogs up my inbox! Best wishes, Gordon Gregory.

Forthcoming playing days

Future dates will be published here as they are announced.

Stewart McCoy will generally lead and will tailor music to suit all abilities. Beginners are particularly welcome. The day generally starts at 10:30, and the cost is usually around 14.

Previous playing days

In 2008, playing days were held in London and Downing College, Cambridge.

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