The Lute Society: Lute in Lockdown Calendar

The Lute in Lockdown: a Calendar (2020 and 2021)

Note that these events may no longer be active, but are preserved for information

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

On this page we collated a list of some of the live events featuring the lute.

Jacob Heringman made whole series of recordings for the Early Music Shop, at and has 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

Trouvere Medieval Minstrels live stream on their Facebook page

The Telling. Medieval singing workshops. Women in Medieval Music edition:

David Allinson

Eboracum Baroque spotlight concerts on YouTube and Facebook (available afterwards)

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”.

SWEMF are hosting 'Early music chat'.

Online Early Music Forum (OEMF) makes real music online with Jamulus.

Hexachordia’s 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. Website:


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

Run by Singers. David Allinson. Josquin, Master of the Notes

Zoom Celebration with Robert Hollingworth along the lines of SingTheScore Extra, looking back over the past 16 months.

TVEMF Patrick Craig. Fayrfax 500 - Friends and Patrons

NEEMF Lizzie Gutteridge, Arbeau and friends Renaissance Dances.