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.
Lute players are warmly invited to the Lute Society Playing day that Stewart McCoy and David Protheroe are running on Saturday 31st May at David’s house in Farnham, Surrey. No matter what your playing ability is, if you play the lute, come along! Drop an e-mail in advance to the host if you're coming at or write or phone.
We're hoping to have 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 10.30-ish but please do try to arrive before 11 so Stewart can organise the ensembles. 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, and food and drink contributions to a buffet lunch. Pitch standard for the day will be: A=440
Cost: £20 payable on the day.
The venue is: 14 Bridgefield, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8AN (tel: 01252 713519 or 07974 451058) It's five minutes walk from Farnham station, and street parking is free.
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.
In 2008, playing days were held in London and Downing College, Cambridge.