The Lute Online Resources Portal (LORP): Lute Societies

 

LUTE SOCIETIES

The first lute society was the UK-based organisation The Lute Society, www.lutesociety.org founded in 1956. Now many countries have a lute society, whom you can contact for all sorts of help and advice relating to the lute.

Asociacion Argentina de Laudes y Guitarras Antiguas: www.aalga.com.ar/
Österreichische Lautengesellschaft: www.laute.at/
Belgische Luit Academie: www.lute-academy.be/
Czech Viola da Gamba and Lute Society: mujweb.cz/v.da.gamba.lute.soc/gblutenews.html
Société Française de Luth: www.sf-luth.org/
Deutsche Lautengesellschaft: www.lautengesellschaft.de/
Società Italiana del Liuto: societadelliuto.it/
Nederlandse Luitverening: www.nederlandseluitvereniging.nl/
The Lute Society of Japan: lute.penne.jp/lsj/
The Lute and Early Guitar Society of Japan: home.planet.nl/~ooije006/lgs/homepage_f.html
Lute Society of New Zealand: www.facebook.com/LuteNZ
Societe de luth de nouvelle France (Quebec): www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/slnf/index.html
Romanian Lute Society: prolauta.wordpress.com/
Scottish Lute and Early Guitar Society: scottishluteandearlyguitarsociety.wordpress.com/
Sociedad de Vihuela: www.sociedaddelavihuela.com/
Svenska Gitarr och Luta Sallskapet: www.sgls.nu/
Lute Society of America: www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~lsa/
The Lute Society: www.lutesociety.org/
Association Guitare & Luth (Francophone Switzerland): www.anselmus.ch/fr/association.htm
Lute in Croatia [website only]: lutnja.net/

OTHER RELATED-INTEREST SOCIETIES

International

The Cittern Society: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cittern-Society/182563901790492/
International Guitar Research Centre, Surrey University, Guildford UK: www.surrey.ac.uk/schoolofarts/research/guitar/
Consortium for Guitar Research, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge: guitarconsortium.wordpress.com/
International Machaut Society www.loyno.edu/~avclark/Machaut/imshome.htm
Catgut acoustical society: www.catgutacoustical.org/

Australia

The Recorder and Early Music Society of Western Australia Inc. www.facebook.com/pages/Recorder-and-Early-Music-Society-of-West-Australia/174674179302148

Finland

Helsinki Early Music Society: www.cmah.org/Eng/index.html

Italy

Fondazione Italiana per la Musica Antica della Societa Italiana del Flauto Dolce: www.fima-online.org/site/it
Associazione Culturale Ensemble Baschenis organises concerts: www.baschenis.com/eng/home_eng.htm

Spain

Centro de la Vihuela de Mano y la Guitarra Española “José Luis Romanillos” / Asociacion de violeria y organologia intstrumental Romanillos-Harris romanillos.org/
Sociedad Cultural Cinco Siglos, Estudio y difusión de la Música Medieval www.cincosiglos.es/

UK

Viola da Gamba Society (UK) www.vdgs.org.uk/
Guitar Societies in the UK: a map: maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=214953340386177529485.0004e033095564c6964fd&msa=0&ll=51.616311,-0.4422&spn=1.468363,4.22699
British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Federation:www.banjomandolinguitar.org
The Dolmetsch Foundation www.dolmetsch.com/dolmetschfoundation.htm
Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society: www.dhds.org.uk/
Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments (FoMRHI): www.fomrhi.org
Galpin Society: www.galpinsociety.org
Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society, UK, plainsong.org.uk/

Early Music Fora: see under one-day events

USA

American Musical Instruments Society: www.amis.org/
Guild of American Luthiers www.luth.org/
International Guitar Research Archive, California State University Northridge: library.csun.edu/SCA/IGRA
Early Music Chicago: www.cmah.org/Eng/index.html
Early Music Colorado: www.earlymusiccolorado.org/
Southern California Early Music Society: www.earlymusicla.org/
Viola da Gamba Society of America: vdgsa.org/
Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh: www.historicbrass.org/
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music: sscm-sscm.org/
The Historical Harp Society by Lowri Sprung: historicalharpsociety.org/
The Historic Brass Society: www.historicbrass.org/
The Handel & Haydn Society, Boston: handelandhaydn.org/
The American Recorder Society, Inc. (ARS): www.americanrecorder.org/
American Guild of Organists www.agohq.org/
Academy for the Study and Performance of Early Music, Ann Arbor: www.facebook.com/AcademyOfEarlyMusic
The New York Continuo Collective: www.continuony.org/

OTHER LISTS OF OTHER INSTRUMENT SOCIETIES

Arto Wikla's list of other specific instrument societies: www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/wikla/mus/Instrument.html

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