Summer school listings have just been updated. Still plenty of courses if you haven't booked your lute holidays yet! (Teachers, please contact the Secretary if we've missed any; see summer school listings.
March 21-24, Benslow Lutefest, Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin with Gian Luca Lastraioli, Jacob Heringman, Lynda Sayce, Jeni Melia, Roy Marks benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=2213 or benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=2214
Next meeting: Saturday 11th May, at the Dutch Church in the City of London.
New Beginners' lesson - 35 - Recercar d’Antonio (Piece no 28 from '158 Early Cinquecento Preludes and Ricercars for Renaissance Lute') by Lynda Sayce.
158 early Cinquecento preludes and recercars - a bumper collection of early Italian lute music, all standards, beginner to advanced, see catalogue for details.
New free plans available for a Four course guitar by Jesus Alonso Yllana
New Lute Iconography Database - the Lute Iconography Database is a new online resource holding around 2000 images and other depictions of the lute covering over 1000 years of the history of the lute, now available for scholars, players and lute makers and anyone else interested in the history of the lute. Delve in and enjoy!
Global map of Lute Society members An exciting new development to help put members in touch with each other. Find out if there are other members near you with our interactive membership map
Recent additions to our free downloads listings:
New page covering small ads - lute music for sale.
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!
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: