The Lute Society: Lute in Lockdown Calendar

The Lute in Lockdown: a Calendar

The widespread lockdown and social distancing we are all experiencing in 2020 and 2021 has had a big impact on the availability of live concerts and events we can attend. Many musicians are turning to technology as a way to reach audiences in a new way.

On this page we are collating a list of upcoming live events featuring the lute.

Send new submissions to the webmaster or contact the secretary.

Jacob Heringman is making a whole series of recordings for the Early Music Shop, at and has just started a series recording the whole contents of our 58 Very Easy Pieces, starting with Lockdown Lute -

Early Music Forum and other early music Zooms

Regular Events

Wednesday evenings 7pm: Trouvere Medieval Minstrels 20-30 minutes live stream on their Facebook page

Fridays 11-11.30 The Telling. Medieval singing workshops. Women in Medieval Music edition: Spring Songs and May Songs.

Fridays: David Allinson Live at 1pm

Fridays 1pm. Eboracum Baroque spotlight concerts on YouTube and Facebook (available afterwards)

Friday evenings SingTheScore: “For keen singers, SingTheScore is our new YouTube series. One mini-masterwork a week: historical intros from Robert [Hollingworth], a few poor-quality jokes, then sing along with I Fagiolini”.

The first Saturday of each month, alternating mornings and afternoons, SWEMF are hosting 'Early music chat'. Next meeting: Saturday 1 May at 14.30.

Online Early Music Forum (OEMF) makes real music online with Jamulus. A regular vocal group meets three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), as well as ad hoc instrumental sessions.

Hexachordia’s latest lockdown venture is a “Docu-Concert” called Kemp’s Jig and follows the exploits of the Shakespearean comic actor called Will Kemp who decided he would dance from London to Norwich. On his way through the eastern counties Kemp met with all sorts of people and had many adventures. We use Kemp’s own words to retrace this unusual musical journey, along the way exploring many aspects of life in Elizabethan England. The video lasts fifty minutes and provides an educative and entertaining insight into this golden time in English history in music (lutes, guitar, recorders, voices and viols), words and images.
You can view our teaser clip of Kemp’s Jig on our website at The “Docu-Concert” is a pre-recorded video which is hosted on Vimeo (an online platform like YouTube). On purchasing an eTicket, we provide a link and password to the video which you can watch at your leisure, in the comfort of your own homes, as many times as you wish.
We are offering our Kemp’s Jig “Docu-Concert” eTicket for one household for just £5 (we also have pricing for groups/societies). You can pay by PayPal via our website page or, if UK purchasers prefer, by BACS or cheque by contacting us.
Tony Scheuregger, Sarah Doig and Jane Scheuregger, Hexachordia, Phone: 07807 916419 Email: Website:
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June 27-July 3 Lute Society of America Summer Seminar online, with Robert Barto, Sylvain Bergeron, Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Eduardo Eguez, Jakob Lindberg, Christopher Morrongiello, Nigel North, Charles Weaver, Bor Zuljan, dir. Jason Priset registration at

Fri 2 8pm. Run by Singers. David Allinson. Josquin, Master of the Notes

Sat 3rd 11am Zoom Celebration with Robert Hollingworth along the lines of SingTheScore Extra, looking back over the past 16 months. Everyone invited

Tues 13 8pm TVEMF Patrick Craig. Fayrfax 500 - Friends and Patrons

Sun 18 NEEMF 2pm, Lizzie Gutteridge, Arbeau and friends Renaissance Dances.